So, Oscar is a 79 1000 he has had 16 previouse owners, one of which was my friend lozzi, she bought him to learn to drive in. Her boyfriend at the time decide to strip him to a bare shell as he had a minor oil leak (like you do!)
2.5 years passed Oscar stayed dry stored in a rented garage.
My family then bought my youngest brother Dom (Deebo on here) Oscar for his 18th as he really wanted a mini for his first car.
He had all the will in the world but at 18, and having moved the car to our sisters garage which was still to far for Deebo to get to, Oscar sat idle, and Deebo began to sell of parts he had and Oscar had come with in order to fund his first car and his driving leasons (cant blame him can you)
Fast forward to this year, Oscar has been in dry storage for 7.5/8years now. Iv sold all my Modified jap cars and bought a house, but as im sure as most car enthusiasts know the itch doesnt go away. I convince Deebo to sell me Oscar as he had toyed with selling him alot of times and he wants to get on to the property ladder so has no funds for a mini build.
I have owned 3 mini's before Oscar before my jap car days. So im very used to them to drive and mod. So without further ado i introduce Oscar the 79 mini 1000 😎
In his glory days
and as he sits now 7.5/8years later 😔
So poor old Oscar has basically lived in a garage aka dumping ground for the last 5years.
I am now building a set of doors to get him moved into my garage and get him on his way again. All thats left of him is some tatty gtb's and a shell with a rear subframe 😬
I have already begun to collect parts though! I have a freshly sandblasted and primed front sub, 2x998's one will be built into a fast road engine to get him going again the other sold, a 1275 block on its way this will be built into a 1380 k1200 16v engine for his main setup in a few years. And a load of other random bits, shafts, rack, sterring column etc.
Sorry for the life story, just thought id reintroduce him properly.
Edited by 1330RG, 26 October 2018 - 11:16 AM.