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New Owner 1989 Rover Mini Mayfair

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#1 Rod_r


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:36 AM

I recently bought this mini so thought I'd share some info here.
I understand it started off in th UK as LHD, then spent some time in Japan. Somewhere along the way it was converted to RHD, and has had some mk 1 fittings added. Probably not for the purest, but I really like the way it's been styled, and it feels and looks like an older model.

I don't really know everything that's been retrofitted, but I'm guessing quite a lot of the interior and exterior trim. I also understand it's not the original 998 which was a bit of a bummer as I think it's older. When I bought it, I had to get a lot of the wiring fixed, and I had a stage 1 kit fitted at the same time.

Feel free to comment, regards, rod

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Edited by Rod_r, 10 June 2018 - 09:13 AM.

#2 imack


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:47 AM

I like the look of your car, someone's certainly gone to considerable effort to give it the period style.
Does look like the A+ engine has been swapped for an earlier A series too.

#3 Haygate


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:18 AM

Looks a great car, like the mods, only thing that I would possibly change is the seat colour but that’s just my thoughts.

#4 mini1955


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

Hi welcome to tmf

The car looks very nice

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#5 Vinay-RS


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Welcome. I love the retro styling of your car, from the colour to the door mirrors. It really looks good. 

#6 BingoBongo


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:29 PM

That is lovely. Looks just right. I wouldn’t change a thing. Health to enjoy.

#7 Rod_r


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:08 AM

Thanks for the comments.
The seats aren't as bright as they appear and I was told they were mk 1. I really like them.
The carpet is a bit grubby but it's a shade of green which matches nicely. I'd get new fitted carpet but I'm not sure black would look as good against the green and red.
I also wouldn't have put on the Cooper badges, but I like the look, and it would cost me to remove them so they are staying as well.

Edited by Rod_r, 11 June 2018 - 05:09 AM.

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