Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Seven years ago Richard Bradley al­ready owned a Mini Sprite, but it was get­ting rusty. Then, at a lo­cal clas­sic car event he spot­ted this su­perb com­pletely orig­i­nal ex­am­ple. ‘I asked the owner if he’d sell it to me and he said yes, as long as I kept it orig­i­nal,’ says Glouces­ter­shire-based Richard. ‘It had cov­ered 25,000 miles and it’s now done 37,000, but the sills and rear sub­frame are start­ing to cor­rode. I’m do­ing my best to keep the rust at bay with reg­u­lar Wax­oyling though. It’s used mainly for club events and drives out. Last year it went to Corn­wall and this year it’ll go back there and to the Isle of Wight. These cars are enor­mous fun to drive and the Mini scene is ex­cel­lent, in part be­cause the cars ap­peal to younger en­thu­si­asts.’

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