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Name: Paul Allen Car: 1980 Mini Pick-Up Lo­ca­tion: Bed­ford­shire

Paul has a com­pre­hen­sive Mini CV, hav­ing pre­vi­ously owned four sa­loons, a van and even a Ban­ham Fro­g­eye Sprint. His lat­est chal­lenge is this Pick-up, which was reg­is­tered a week be­fore he was born and bought in Septem­ber 2015. The pre­vi­ous owner had fit­ted Sportpack wheels and arches, plus a wild 1310 en­gine, but feel­ing a lit­tle old to be a boy racer, Paul de­cided to re­store it to as close to orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble. A full re­place­ment floor, in­ner wings, rear load floor, left-hand full body side, right-hand part body side, front end and rear va­lences, plus a stan­dard 998cc en­gine have been in­stalled. Ex­cept the paint, all the work has been car­ried out by Paul him­self in a small tim­ber garage and later on a ship­ping con­tainer! He hopes to have it on the road be­fore Christ­mas.

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