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.