My old mini.

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My old mini.

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Post by bulleidboy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:30 pm

Some of you may recall that last September - the 1st actually - after twenty nine years of sitting in my garage, 1971 Mini Estate GYT 648J left for a new home. Well it is being seriously worked on - at great expense. Hopefully you will be able to see the "work in progress" and it is certainly progressing.
If you click on the link at the bottom of the photograph you can see that progress.

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Post by Mr Bones » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 pm

Impressive work.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:33 pm

Fantastic BB, bet you wish you were getting it back.
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Post by Steve M » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:18 pm

I bet you are glad you're not paying for it. :D
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Post by bulleidboy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:19 pm

No - I'm happy that it's going to a new home. When I had the original spec. sheet from M-Tech, we considered having the car restored, I didn't bother with the sun-roof, and I got the restoration cost to £31,000 - I think the sun-roof was another £1500 - so someone is spending a lot of money. The guy who is "M-Tech", said that with his preparation, he would expect the car, if carefully looked after, to last another fifty years!
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Post by RAF96 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Is that the same one I saw on the Goodwood festival program on TV yesterday. Same original state, loaded into a racing car transporter by a couple of dodgy looking blokes, then restored to racing trim complete in red with woodwork trim for the pre-66 Mini racing.

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Post by bulleidboy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 am

I had to send a new V5 to the guy doing the restoration. He informed me that the car is being built for a businessman who lives in USA and London but plans to keep it in the UK - and hopefully retain the original registration number. I can't wait to see it finished.

I found the price list - if you wanted a basic mini/mini countryman estate, M-Tech source a suitable donor vehicle and rebuild it - new engine, gearbox, brakes etc. that would cost you £18,795.00 - then you go down the options list (see below). The price soon mounts up. My old car is getting the full works - wood frame, sunroof and big engine.



The M-tech Countryman Sport (type in exchange rate from pounds sterling to get your currency) £18,795 1 1 18,795

OPTIONS:


Standard wooden rear framework stained and varnished to M-tech standards, fitted with body caulking £1,650 0 0
Left Hand Drive £580 0 0
Metallic or Pearlescent paint £440 0 0
Stage 1 tuning kit: (freeflow manifold, performance twin box exhaust, 1.75" SU HIF carb, alloy inlet, K&N filter element) £355 0 0
Leather hi-back seats with headrests in choice of colours and pipings with gearlever and handbrake gaitors £1,750 0 0
Brake servo £395 0 0
Wooden dashboard fitted with 2 clocks (speedo and combined fuel / temp) £350 0 0
Upgrade to above wooden dash: 3 magnolia clocks (speedo, combined fuel / temp, tachometer) £285 0 0
3 additional magnolia clocks for time, oil pressure and voltage (also select wooden dash and dash upgrade above) £300 0 0
Wood or leather rimmed steering wheel (prices from) £190 0 0
Modern progressive rate metal coil spring suspension with adjustable ride height giving quality ride and great handling £290 0 0
Sportspack (6x13 alloys, low pro tyres, Sportspack arches, modified front wings) £990 0 0
Upgrade to wooden rear framework for Sportspack option £580 0 0
Side indicator repeater lamps, clear or orange(included with Sportspack option above) £140 0 0
KAD quickshift chrome gearlever and gearknob assembly £120 0 0
Engine bay sound insulation option (bonnet and baulkhead padding) £140 0 0
Additional front and rear floor and front baulkhead sound deadening material £130 0 0
Heated windscreen, relay and switch £415 0 0
Webasto one-touch electric full canvas roof with soft headlining £1,460 0 0
Internal bonnet release with appropriate grille (grille has no slot for opener) £85 0 0
Set of four high quality tailored overmats £69 0 0
Alloy or walnut internal door furniture (door handle, door pull, window winder, gearknob, handbrake lever), from £165 0 0
High specification 1293/1380cc engine upgrade (built by top engine builders, please also select Stage1 kit above) £2,250 0 0
Supercharger upgrade (please also select stage 1 kit and engine upgrade above) poa 0 0
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Post by Steve M » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 pm

That is one heck of an options list Barry - but a heated windscreen on a Mini? The world has gone mad! :D
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Post by RogerB » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 am

I daresay it would look lovely with some or all of that - but probably not look like a Mini anymore. R-
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Post by JohnSmithUK » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:08 pm

A supercharger on an A-series engine!!! :shock:

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