It’s time to start my (soon to be long) thread about the rebuild of my Mini saloon.
I already presented it in my first post, but here will be the complete story.
It’s been built in 1979, so an MK4 with a 998cc engine.
I bought it (long) years ago with the idea to restore it one day which has now come. The car was in the south of France near Biarritz (I’m from Alsace, quite the other corner of the country…) and has been used before by a pizzeria for delivery. I think it should have been very nice to deliver pizzas with a mini, but don’t know how they look after a trip in a mini ;)
The car has been stored for this time and I brought it back to my father’s garage in August this year.
Let speak the pictures by themselves, this is nearly how I bought it, I already removed the carpets and some bits from the interior as they were scrap:
My plan is to rebuild it as original with some light upgrades like bucket seats (Cobra or similar), quickshift, Cooper S brakes and a slightly engine tuning basing on a spare engine I have. The idea is to get 60-ish HP to have a little more fun (I drove a 90’ 998cc for a while which was already very funny).
For the color I want something from the time, but definitely not black or typical colors like Cooper red or blue or BRG.
I’m thinking about an applejack or an orange-red.
I'd like to have it finished in 2019 for its 40th birthday. That may be a little tight but let's see how I will go.
I will try to post regularly but as I don't have the car where I live the updates on the car may last a little bit.
Edited by Gilles1000, 13 December 2017 - 12:14 PM.