Anatomy of the Clas­sic Mini £35

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Over its long life in pro­duc­tion, the orig­i­nal Mini saw many model changes that in­volved thou­sands of dif­fer­ent com­po­nents. Mark Huthert set out to re­search all those dif­fer­ent bits and pieces over a pe­riod of years (we won­der if he ever wished he hadn’t started?), and the re­sult is this valu­able book, which helps to iden­tify parts cor­rectly, and aid in the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of re­place­ment items from the same man­u­fac­tur­ers, with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on en­gine and gear­box com­po­nents.

It re­ally is quite a work. There are more than 1800 pho­to­graphs with cap­tions ex­plain­ing which model each part was orig­i­nally de­signed for, plus the date at which each change took place. Mark and Ve­loce have done a great job with a pub­li­ca­tion that will help keep our clas­sic Mi­nis run­ning.

Any­one who is restor­ing a Mini – or even think­ing about it – will want a copy of this book. David Brown Au­thor: Mark Huthert Pub­lisher: Ve­loce (www.ve­loce.co.uk)

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