Approx 4 years ago I bought this 1974 Malta Built Mini. Have not had any time to open a new tread, however better late then never....
When is saw her immediately, I knew I was going to buy her and name her Suzie.
Anyway, some information:
Painted in a thick layer of Amarillo Yellow - Oil Based Paint. It had more orange peel than an orange. and literarily you could not scratch it with a screw driver and expose the bare metal.
Interior: Some tatty set of seats out of a Fiesta or Skoda and black headlining
Mechanicals: 13 Metro engine, drum brakes all round and was recently overhauled (3 years prior).
ICE: none except no parcel shelf as it had 4 massive speakers installed prior
The main objective was to get her back on the road ASAP so as to have a driving mini. up to now 2021 I still do not have a working & driving Mini.
The original plan:
Sand the whole car down to get a fresh layer of yelllow paint
Re do all mechanicals
Possibly change the 1275 metro engine to a 998
Re do seats using a set of metro or Mini
get it passed our VRT (MOT)