I'm just in the final stages of buying back my first car that I originally owned in 1987 as a brand new car; a Mayfair manual. It was a car that I loved very much back then - when I part exchanged it with the ARG dealer back in '88 I never anticipated finding it again, so the prospect of bringing it home after all this time is very exciting indeed.
Against all the odds, it remains a low mileage, low ownership car, in good structural and cosmetic condition. It'll need the usual items like wheel trims and new mirrors, so I'll be seeking advice on sourcing mid 80's Austin Rover era exterior trim parts which appear to be like the proverbial hen's teeth, so any guidance would be much appreciated. Nimbus grey, anyone? I never thought the parts situation on later Minis would be tougher than for a '59, but that seems to be the reality I am facing.
My medium term objective is to return the car to as near as dammit how it looked back in '87 and from there I'll possibly invest in some very discrete tweaks to give it a little more go, but in completely period spirit, of course.
Apologies in advance for any stupid questions I might post, but despite being a serial old car owner, I'm completely fresh to classic Mini ownership and am very much looking forward to the journey that lies ahead.
Edited by D71HFK, 30 May 2021 - 07:10 PM.