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Mini Countryman and Traveller
The Austin Seven Countryman and the Morris Mini Minor Traveller were launched in September 1960 based on the longer wheelbase van bodyshell. Early estates had the wood, but this was only decorative and stuck onto the steel body underneath. An all steel estate was launched in April 1961 for export, and then in October 1962 made available on the British market. From 1962 the Austin Seven became the Austin Mini, and the Morris Mini Minor became the Morris Mini in 1967. MkII Minis were launched in 1967, with estate car models as well and the timber trim was still amn option. From 1970 the estate car was only available as a Mini Clubman.
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Austin Seven Countryman. The Austin Mini was called 'Seven' from 1959 until 1962.

Austin Mini Countryman front
Austin Mini Countryman. Based on the Mini Van body which had a 4inch longer wheelbase and was 10inches longer overall. Wood framing was added to the Countryman version , but later a cheaper version was available in all metal.

Austin Mini Countryman rear
Austin Mini Countryman. The timber finishing was an optional extra, costing £90 extra the all steel version. Produced from 1961 to 1969 there were 108,000 Austin Mini Countryman and 99,000 Morris Mini Travellers

Austin Seven Countryman front
Austin Seven Countryman. The wood trim was standard on the home market Mini estates until 1962 when it became optional.

Austin Seven Countryman rear
Austin Seven Countryman. This early Seven does not have the fuel filler on the offside as all later cars did when they adopted the van type fuel tank.

Morris Mini Minor Traveller front
Morris Mini Minor Traveller. In 1960 the Traveller version was introduced, using the longer chassis of the Mini Van and Pickup. The timber framing was just stuck on decoration, it was not structural and cars could be supplied in plain metal instead.

Morris Mini Minor Traveller rear
Morris Mini Minor Traveller. Even though the wood trim was optional and just stuck onto the steel, it was popular. 75,500 Morris Mini Minor Travellers were sold (and 85.500 Austin Mini Countryman) from 1959 to 1967.

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Austin Seven Countryman. Estate versions of the Mini were introduced as Austin Countryman and Morris Traveller in 1960. The "Seven" name gave way to "Mini" in 1962

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Morris Mini Minor Traveller

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Austin Mini Countryman.

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Morris Mini Minor Traveller.

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Austin Mini Countryman.

Mini Clubman Estate
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Morris Minor 1000 1956 - 1962
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