Hi I've just bought a 1965 green Mini 850 for light restoration. It's been in the same family for the past 50 years and has only done 9,800 miles. There is service history info since 1980.
There is no rust other than slight surface rust in a few areas. The mechanics are all sound. New subframe and floor pan in 2011 and fully undersealed everywhere.
My plans are to respray it, re-chrome the shiny bits and repaint the wheels. The driver's seat vinyl has a split and there is a small tear on the rear bench - I'll need a specialist to repair these. It also needs a new steering wheel and sun-visor. The engine bay just needs a clean and the rocker cover repainting.
I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations for body-shops, chrome shops and upholstery shops near Nottingham. Does anyone have the correct new steering wheel and sun-visor they would like to sell. Some photos to follow. Also what are your thoughts on value now and when restored? Cheers Steve