This luxury version of the classic Mini has recently undergone a comprehensive professional
restoration to the body, interior, subframes and all major mechanical components, and is
well documented and photographed in the file that accompanies the car. This is probably the nearest thing you can get to a “new” 47 year old car. The body, which was in remarkably good original condition, has had new inner and outer sills fitted together with some repairs to the floors, front panel and lower rear corners.
Doors, bonnet and boot lid were in superb order, needing only minor rectification work. The old paint was stripped where necessary and then everything was carefully repainted inside and out in the correct Birch Grey/Yukon grey combination. The underside is all painted, no ugly underseal or any other coating hiding anything. Both front and rear subframes and suspension have been fully rebuilt with new bushes and seals etc, and coated with 2k commercial chassis paint. Braking system has all new cylinders, shoes, hoses and pipes. Period correct Minilite style wheels give a slightly sportier look and the wider tyres provide almost limitless grip. The engine and gearbox after being stripped and inspected were found to have minimal wear, so were reassembled with new gaskets and seals. A new later style Verto clutch and a slightly larger 1 1/2″ carburettor have been fitted.
The interior has had no expense spared with new top quality soft leather being used to recover the seats, door cards and interior trim panels, along with deep pile carpets and a cloth headliner. There is a period correct Radiomobile radio (fully working) and leather trimmed steering wheel to compliment the full width walnut dashboard. Although the present mileage cannot be warranted, when you take into account the fact that for the last three decades the car has been in storage and the low wear found on the engine and other mechanical components, it would be fair to assume that it is correct. The Hydrolastic suspension gives a far superior ride than the rather unforgiving rubber cones used on most Minis, without compromising the model’s legendary roadholding and handling. The combination of the sophisticated ride quality, handling and agility that only the Mini can give, and the sumptuous leather interior go to make riding in this car a truly gorgeous experience.