My Mum had one, my Dad had two and my Brother had one. Now its my turn!
Posted a few things on the forum but thought it was about time I posted about my Mini. I first decided on the idea when I met up with my mate who had a Mini Neon with a crazy exhaust. After seeing it on the road I fancied some Mini action, so the search was on to find a mint rust free example. I really love the way the Cooper Sport looks. However after searching, I realised that I'd have to increase my budget to find the right car.
After looking at a few scabby ones, I came across this one.
I bought it from Cambridge Mini Works back in July with 44,000 miles on the clock. Very tidy car with next to no rust at all which is what I like. The plan is to only use the car during the show season, so I wanted it looking good.
After I'd collected the car, I started by cleaning underneath and rustproofing everywhere. I was lucky as the previous owner had it rustproofed every year. I then began on the paintwork, by using a DA polisher to reduce any swirl marks, before sealing it with a coat of Carnauba wax. I absolutely love driving it. No car I have driven comes close to the mechanical driving feel that you get with this car. I have a Youtube channel about the car and my daily car, a Suzuki Swift Sport (link here: https://www.youtube....r/Daniel6345100)
First Stage: Cleaning, and Protecting
Second Stage: Machine Polishing (Sorry about the photos being the wrong way up)
Final Stage: Drive It!
A few edited images of my car along with my Swift Sport.
If you've got this far well done!
The car is now in storage for the winter to keep the miles down and to keep it away from the salty roads!
More updates to come.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by DJC MINI, 24 December 2017 - 10:37 PM.