I've bought a replacement dash for my project as the original seemed in a bit of a sorry state, was poorly wrapped with black vinyl, and underneath that it seemed to have been painted red. Upon removing the bulk of the vinyl, I can see it looks original and actually in good nick, as if the top layer of laminate is red (rather than walnut laminate etc). Would this have been original to any particular model of mini? I assumed all MPI ones were walnut, unless they were turned alloy etc. Oddly the glove box lid and the 3 dial binnacle seem to have been coated with some sort of black matte/rough coating, which spoils the rest.
I don't have a piccy at the moment but will post one up when I can.