The best California Mk1 Mini Cooper S shell

In his 27 years of Mini restoration our bodyshop manager Ian Goodwright has never seen an original mk1 Mini shell this good let alone a genuine early Mini Cooper S shell with right hand tank. The term “never been welded” has been used liberally in the past but this shell truly has never been welded. There is not a single seam on the car that is bubbling up with rust. Everything is original including the sills, wings, scuttle, a-panels and the proper mk1 rear seam covers (anoraks will know what that means). You can even see shiny bare metal under the door hinges. An extraordinary find from the dry climates of sunny California and imported only weeks ago. Unfortunately somebody has cut a few holes in it for speakers and the like but once we are finished with it it will be immaculately presented with a new coat of paint ready for its rebuild.

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MGB gets new doors

Sue Hammond brought in her beloved MGBGT for a new set of doors. The old doors had succumbed to rust and have since been repaired a couple of times before. There was little we could do but order a new set of Heritage doors. This will be fitted, gapped and painted to match.

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Spridget Restoration

We are currently restoring a MG Midget for a customer. It was awfully rotten but Ian Goodwright has done a cracking job and bringing it back from the brink. Lots of welding and new panels but this little Spridget will live once again.