LONG HAULER

Mini Magazine - - Your Minis -

Name: Jeff Hills Car: 1980 Mini Club­man Lo­ca­tion: Southamp­ton

My Mini is called Mary af­ter the lady who bought the car new, and who sold it to me in 2003. It started life as a stan­dard 1098 Club­man, and I’ve driven her to Spain, the North of Ger­many, Scot­land, France, Bel­gium, Hol­land, and even as far as Turin. She has never failed to get me there and back and even driven around the leg­endary Nür­bur­gring sev­eral times! She grad­u­ally got to the point of need­ing a full restora­tion, and I spared no ex­pense in hav­ing her body­work re­stored to near fac­tory fresh con­di­tion. I fit­ted disc brakes, a servo, a big­ger en­gine, up­dated sus­pen­sion, bet­ter lights, dash­board, al­ter­na­tor, and a more pow­er­ful en­gine. I also take a car­a­van to some events, and she has no prob­lems tow­ing. I’ve made many friends in the UK and on the con­ti­nent as a re­sult of own­ing this car, and I am look­ing for­ward to many more years of fun.

Jeff's Club­man has been all over Europe.

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