Where to begin?
I bought this car off ebay when i was 17 for 600 quid i think. The previous owner had taken an arc welder to the subframes and sills just to keep it on the road but i was happy with it; freedom, fun, customisation etc etc.
I ran it for a year and a bit keeping it on the road and doing small upgrades (stage 1 pipe etc) with a fairly low budget. Crashed it a few times but minor stuff which i repaired myself.
Took it off the road in 2010 as i went to uni and its gathered dust and gained rust.
But i love this mini and i want to restore it, although admittedly not back to factory standard. (special edition purists may disagree with this but my car my rules and all that).
This will probably be the longest post in my thread, i don't intend on writing anymore essays but obviously i'll try my best to answer any questions you may have.