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He Saved Up To Find His Dream Mini And Made It His Own

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 14, 2013
11 comments

Owner: Lucas Sebastian Vazquez

Location: Santa Fe, Argentina

Year, Make, and Model: 1981 Austin Mini 1000HL

Dreams are often best enjoyed when you can turn them into reality. For Lucas Vazquez in Santa Fe, Argentina, he’s done just that. For as long as Lucas can remember, his passion for unique, classic automobiles has brought him joy and inspiration. Even as a graphic and brand designer in Argentina, he’s never let his love for classic motoring dissipate.

As Lucas became older, he saved up for the perfect classic car. While other well-known European classics could be found throughout the Argentinian landscape, he chose to wait for one that didn’t spring up as often—an Austin Mini Cooper. As fate would have it, his father knew of a white Mini Cooper 1000 HL located 800kM (497 miles) away. The duo decided to pay the owner a visit, and as soon as Lucas set his eyes on the car he knew it had to be his. A brief negotiation between the two parties took place and soon the keys were in Lucas’ palm.

Lucas has added JCW black racing stripes, Rover Mini fender flares, and silver 12″x6” Minilight wheels to bring out even more unique characteristics from his car. He enjoys driving “The Warg” (yes, this is what Lucas named his car) along picturesque coastlines and planning weekend road trips to other major cities in Argentina.

Some think Lucas is crazy for choosing to drive a classic car as often as he does, which he tells us is nearly everyday. Alternatively, when you have car that looks this good you simply have to share it with the world. Keep motoring, Lucas!

Photography by Lucas Sebastian Vazquez

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Ian Miles
Ian Miles

Always alot of affection for the Mini. Really an almost perfect design for its epoc. Great photos and looks to be immaculate.

Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor

Beauty. I also have a 998 mini and I have never driven a car I enjoy more (and I’ve driven many cars). They’re just too much fun all the time!

Steely
Steely

Nice mini Lucas, hope this British classic is safe in Argentina

Ryan Weaver
Ryan Weaver

Gorgeous. An MKIII Mini is my dream car, and this one comes close to the best I’ve seen in a while. All it needs is RHD….

Maximo Forcieri
Maximo Forcieri

and its even better if you consider how hard is to get parts here in argentina… muy bueno flaco!

Vintage Son
Vintage Son

This is quite the attractive Mini, I am seriously amazed how good it looks, especially in white. You can’t say that about a lot of cars. Great car you have Lucas, please keep it as nice as it looks now.

Brompty
Brompty

Super, super car. My dream car was also a Mini, with 12″ wheels, six headlights, British Racing Green, full leather and wooden dashboard. One I saw the car of my dreams parked at work, and… it was for sale. It was the most beautiful car I have ever owned.

Andy Gondorf
Andy Gondorf

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Andy Gondorf
Andy Gondorf

A cracking little car! I remember my 1982 with memories of handling seemingly connected straight to my thoughts, and a constant grin whenever I drove it.
However, I hate to point out that there was no Cooper versions of the Mini made at that time.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

What a lovely looking car.

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Vintage Son
Vintage Son

It’s even better, considering the owners name is Lucas. 😀