Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A penny for your thoughts...


Can you guess what this is?

It was up for auction at Tennants Auction rooms, on the same business park as yesterday's chocolatier. It is a Mini car covered in (old, pre-decimal) British pennies. Two 'Penny Minis' featured in promotional videos for the release of the Beatles' single Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever in the 1960s, though it isn't clear if this is one of the original cars used or a copy. We spotted it tucked away in a yard and unfortunately I could not get a clear picture of the whole vehicle  - but in a way the details are more fun, I think.  You can see the whole thing here though (and a pretty girl as an added bonus!)

4 comments:

  1. I wonder how much weight those pennies added?

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  2. Very cool! I thought about the weight too. ;-)

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  3. You don't see things like this every day. I am surprised that the car is still in existence (if this is an original).

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