So! Little backstory to begin with. Here is my 1983 mini city e automatic the night i bought it just over a year ago, for a whopping £350
It then got a very minor 'restoration' (and i use that word lightly..). If anything, it got bodged up to get through an MOT, rattle can paint and cut out the rust and welded in patches.
I drove it like this for over a year, and a month or 2 ago, it gave up the ghost. It broke down at a friends house, we fixed it and it broke down 2 days later at a local farm. Luckily we keep our horse there so the farm owner let me keep it in his barn. He then let me know the barn was being converted into storage bins and i could use one as a workshop. AT this point i decided i'd give the mini a full on restoration and start something i've always wanted to do! a vtec conversion! So when a 2000 honda accord 1.8 vtec s came up for sale local to me for a decent price, i bit his hand off and bought my donor car! The mini has been partially stripped and both the mini, and the honda are now waiting outside the barn, eagerly awaiting the move once the barn is finished. For this reason there wont be much progress early on as i cannot work on the cars, but i thought i'd start this project thread to motivate me even further! Here is some pictures from the day it broke down, aftermath of the minor stripdown, and finally the donor honda and mini sitting together!