Ray Cartwright Clubman Estate Lincolnshire
My very first car in 1969 was a light green Minivan and I’ve owned many more since, doing all my own repairs along the way. Following the death of my father in 2010, I wanted a project and soon got an urge to get another Mini. Friends suggested I go and see Colin Davis, who restores Minis locally. A full restoration of a saloon followed before I found this Clubman Estate. It had been off the road since 1989 and Colin described it as ‘marginal’. However, he managed to fully restore this one too, and by July 2014 it was in like-new condition. We went for Nightfire Red paint in place of the original yellow, I fitted out the boot with a privacy board and installed seats from a Red Hot LE. It cost me a small fortune but I’m pleased to have kept this classic motoring icon on the road a bit longer.
Ray's Estate now looks amazing.