REC­TAN­GU­LAR LAMPS

Mini Magazine - - Tech -

I’ve re­cently seen some great retro pics of Minis from the 1960s era, and have no­ticed some with rec­tan­gu­lar head­lamps. I think they look re­ally great and would love to repli­cate this look for my Mini – can you buy the wings any­where to do this? Paul This is the first time we re­call be­ing asked such a ques­tion! This look gained pop­u­lar­ity in the late-‘60s, hav­ing been em­ployed by the likes of Stew­art and Ar­den on their cut-down Min­is­prints and the like, and by var­i­ous coach­builders like Wood & Pick­ett. Back then, get­ting the rec­tan­gu­lar lamp units to fit, usu­ally 4x6-inch items, would have been the hand­i­work of tal­ented crafts­men mod­i­fy­ing the orig­i­nal wings. Cer­tainly we’ve not seen offthe-shelf re­place­ment wings mod­i­fied in this way. With the right skills and quite likely a fair wad of money, it would surely be pos­si­ble to repli­cate the look, pro­vid­ing you can get hold of a set of suit­able lamp units.

‘60s style head­lamps.

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