View Full Version : Tinkerbell comes home

03-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Well, here she is. This is my wife's "new" 72 mini. My wife has christened her "Tinkerbell". She has had quite a life so far. Built in England, shipped knocked down to Australia, assembled, shipped to New Zealand, Now shipped to California, then trucked to Colorado. She is a 72 Mini 850. Since they don't salt the roads in NZ, there is not a rust issue. I need to tune the carb, but she runs really well, and more importantly, stops well too. She joins the two Riley Elfs (Elves?), a 60 MGB and the 34 Ford Model Y in the family. (We do have a Nissan Altima for the rare long distance trips). Looking forward to lots more LBC fun with this one, as well as great gas mileage.
I tried to get the trucker to leave the pretty little red Alfa roadster too, but he declined. I'm not a big fan of italian cars, but I could drive that one.

03-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Bruce, if either of your Elves needs a new home send a note my way.... :smile:


03-13-2008, 02:51 PM
Neat. Can't wait to drive it and see how the suspension compares to my Elf.

03-14-2008, 10:07 PM
Love the pic of all three cars on the flatbed.....what an interesting size comparison!