Myself and my 14 year old son are embarking on a journey of discovery as we are going to buy a mini as a project car and so I was wondering if there was anything the community could share before we leap ahead?
Whilst my son is a serious petrolhead and does do some after school work on an old landrover at school we have very little hands on experience, especially me! So we were thinking nothing too major to start things off. Maybe a c £5-£6k rover 1.3 which we can learn on, tinker here and there and build our knowledge and confidence. The current idea is to do a homage to a racing mini but still thinking things through.
Looking around that seems to be the price for a restored mini which may now need some more TLC, or our own enhancements.
Was there anything we should watch out for when making this purchase beyond rust!
I was advised don't worry about getting an automatic (we want it to be manual) as its very easy to switch the gearbox, would you agree?
Any help or suggestions would be very welcome.