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David Howard 1975 Mini Club­man Corn­wall

My brother Rob and I first bought this Mini in 1996 for £150, a gold 998cc au­to­matic - a gen­uine granny run­about! It's 41 years old now with its orig­i­nal doors, boot, and bon­net, although it’s had a light resto. Rob went off rac­ing Mi­nis many years ago so I took on the project my­self, with nu­mer­ous house moves hold­ing things up along the way. Fi­nally in 2015 I started work­ing on it again. It’s had a rollcage in­stalled, been re­sprayed and fit­ted with Cooper S front discs, Spax dampers all round and fully ad­justable sus­pen­sion. It’s cur­rently run­ning with a 1275 MG Metro en­gine while I wait to get my 1380 MED mo­tor back from be­ing re­built by my dad Colin. It’ll be kept road le­gal for Cornish Mini Club runs but I’m aim­ing to even­tu­ally com­pete in var­i­ous lo­cal sprints. So there’s Per­spex win­dows, a Migliastyle dash­board and plenty of weight sav­ing ahead.

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