About the Film Minis - LGW809G [Blue Mini Cooper S]
No-one really knows what happened to the fleet of surviving Minis that were used on the set. As far as figures go, the production crew bought 16 Coopers and an extra 25 Mini's from Switzerland, but it's unsure how many of these were Coopers or regular Mini's. The colour scheme for this lead car was monotone Island Blue, a rare colour scheme on a Mk1 Cooper S (colour ref: BU 8).
Driver: Tony (Richard Essome)
Passenger: Camp Freddie (Tony Beckley)
Just the Job ! -
LGW809G....owned by the Official Italian Job Minis [www.italianjobminis.com]
Building the Iconic Mini Coopers
It's going to be a big job, that means we all need to work together as a team.... This is truly a hobby that got a 'little' out of control. It is thanks to a very understanding wife and a 'team' of super talented friends. Thanks to Gillian, James, Emily, Doreen, Andy, Peter (no one can touch you for engine building), Ian (simply the best painter) and mate, David, Mike (a mate always on hand to help and drive the Coopers - nice one!)..... thank you all.