As said, no personal recollections of a Maxi. I did have those two early minis, and undertook the floor and sill repairs of a Morris 1200 somewhere in the earlish seventies. It was one that my bro' had taken in partX for something,( he was a car salesman ATT) which he got lumbered with in his enthusiasm to 'do a deal'.
My 'pa-in-law bless him, bought an 1100 off a pal, but hated it so it was soon off loaded, to be replaced by an HC Viva which he absolutely loved. Prior to the 1100 he had a HB Viva.
So what was I 'smokin' at that very exciting period of motoring? Hmnnn' Vauxhall FB Victor estate in two tone green, and my customised straight six, Vauxhall 3.3. both had leather trim and gave good service.
So now I just fiddle and tiddle with the chariot madam herself chose, and to be very honest she made a decent choice for our very mundane and unexciting motoring needs of today.
I love flashing my bus pass over that scanner and giving a sneering grin at the young punks who have to pay as they tell us wrinklies all about their world with it's day to day happenings. I snitch into their chatter but I am about to book my free hearing test soon as I know I am starting to miss some luscious gossip?