Mini commercials can rot pretty much anywhere and the survival rate isn’t very high. The van shares much of its panelwork with the Mini estate; ahead of the A-pillars, everything is the same as the saloon. As a result, panel availability is a lot better than you might think, although there are no new bodyshells available. Mike Price of Miniworld says: ‘Most panels for the vans and pick-ups are reproduced. You couldn’t build a van from nothing but most replacement parts can be sourced.’ Van roofs are extinct but they’re rarely needed.