Italian Job Minis: News
17.06.1976 - 10.01.2002In June 1976 my first viewing of the original 1969 film... from that moment it was a matter of time and a great deal of luck to get to the moment when we owned what remained of the original Coopers. The only remaining items were the original number plates HMP729G, GPF146G and LGW809G. All of which we are hugely lucky enough to now own.
We legally own these famous film plates and have the only set of Italian Job Minis that are recognised by Paramount Pictures and who's Mk1 Cooper S's are legally registered with the original plates (the only set in the world).
16.01.2006CHEFFINS AUCTION - January 2006
After many years waiting and searching, we found out that the original collector and owner of the original film registrations had decided to sell, at auction.
Wow, what coverage - the auction.
The internet went wild with the auction news, currently there are 772,000 website pages covering our purchase of these iconic film plates.
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About Us : The Self Preservation SocietySir Michael Caine and Remy Julienne are the President and Vice President of the Self Preservation Society.
We are completely indebted to both Sir Michael and Remy for their huge assistance and support in our epic project. Remy attention to detail and huge amount of technical data, drawings and photographs has allowed us to recreate all three iconic Coopers to 100% film perfect quality.
As a mark of quality and to celebrate the completion of the Official set in 2008 both Remy Julienne and Sir Michael Caine have signed each Cooper S.
Each Cooper now has famous quotes from the film along with signatures.... perfect!
Our team: the self preservation society membersThis project would not have been possible without the huge input from our great friends.
Sir Michael Caine, Remy Julienne, Ian, Peter, Andy and Doreen of M-Machine, David Dickinson, Mini Sport, Mini Spares, Revolution247, Newton Commercial, Minilite Wheels, Yokohama Tyres, Halfords, AA. To all of you guys...a huge thanks.
We have been researching this iconic film for over 25 years, so this and our Mini collection paved the way to joining this fantastic Mini Magazine!
Sir Michael gives our Coopers the ultimate seal of approval.