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Name: James Kelly Car: 1987 Mini City Lo­ca­tion: Dublin

I’ve taken plenty of in­spi­ra­tion from the Ja­panese Mini tun­ing scene to fully re­build ‘Mag­gie’, my longterm project Mini. She’s run­ning plenty of orig­i­nal Ja­panese parts in­clud­ing SSR split-rim wheels, an HKS ex­haust, wide arches, Down­ton Garage light­weight fly­wheel, Bride seats and linked wipers. The en­gine’s still a 998, but com­pletely re­built with new flat-top pis­tons, a Stage 1 kit, Swif­tune SW5 cam and Al­don dis­trib­u­tor. Han­dling wise, I’ve gone for a big or­der of KAD good­ies such as front and rear anti-roll­bars, ad­justable tie rods and al­loy hubs. There’s also KAD four-pots and 7.9inch vented discs squeezed un­der the SSR wheels.

James' Mini has had a full re­paint. James has used Ja­panese parts to give his Mini a whole new look. In a pre­vi­ous guise.

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