BODY 1994 Mini Mayfair, fully restored including new front panel, bonnet, front wings, scuttle, A-panels, re-skinned doors, inner and outer sills, heel board repairs, rear wing repairs, boot floor repairs, rear valance and closing panels, boot lip and boolid. Rear arches tubbed, Sportspack arch extensions, quad spot lamps, smoked front repeaters, Aston fuel cap, smoked rear lenses. Paint: Kawasaki Green with MINI Astro Black roof and rainbow holographic metal flake. ENGINE Original 1275cc A-plus, HIF38 SU carburettor, 9.4:1 compression ratio, 50mm Sportex exhaust system, all new gaskets and seals, cleaned and colour coded. Estimated maximum power: 50bhp. TRANSMISSION Standard rebuilt four-speed gearbox, 3.1:1 final drive ratio. SUSPENSION Standard-spec with rubber cones and rebuilt subframe assemblies. BRAKES 8.4- inch discs to front, drums to rear, all new brake lines, servo assisted. WHEELS AND TYRES Superlight softline 7x13inch, Maxis Sport 175/50x13 tyres. INTERIOR Original reclining seats re-trimmed in black leather with green piping and Bentley cross stitch design, charcoal gloss black dashboard, black headlining, Mountney three-spoke steering wheel, carpet boot liner, Pioneer head unit with dash and shelf speakers. Steve’s ship-shape schedule, catching him off guard. “We’d planned to have the car back just in time for Bingley Hall,” Steve recalls, “but it was done by Christmas and I had to find some space for it in the garage again! In the meantime I’d repaired the wiring loom of its previous bodges. The
Do you really need a full-race 1380 engine? This standard 1275 A-plus is frugal, civilised and torquey enough for Claire’s weekend adventures.