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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Millionth and 1st Mini

A nice story
Thomas was named after his two Great Grandads on his mothers side.
Thomas Carr and Alfred Benton
Hence Thomas Benton Moseley

Having been a member of the British Mini Club Alfred Benton was automatically entered into the draw in 1965. As far as I can make out this clipping was handed down and appeared in the Yorkshire Evening post that year and confirms the story of Alfred winning the 1000,001st mini .

I am told the value of the new car would have been around £300 or £400 at this time. Still a Bargin.

Thomas's  Grandad Stuart is mentioned as being 19 years old and remembers driving the car around in Yorkshire  in the late 60s and early 70s.

A cool link to the great car we think.

Happy days
Pic on Flicker

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