The Mini Clubman was introduced alongside the standard Mk3 Mini saloons to update the Mini concept and increase Leyland’s profitability by extending the range up-market. With the advent of the new doors (featuring winding windows and more modern concealed hinges) this distinctive welded ‘grid’ style was introduced to the side panel trim of the new Mini Clubman and Mini Clubman Estate models, with a similar design being used on the seat covers. This was used on production cars between 1969 and 1976 before it was superseded by the Mk4 style side trim. The 1275GT models of this design featured their own trim-style which made use of perforated/basket-weave material.
For many items of Clubman trim, most apparent differences to the Mini saloons are but superficial. These door panels were originally therefore made using Mk3 patterns, and our reproduction panels could feasibly be fitted to any standard set of Mk3 doors in addition to those original Clubman saloons and estates.