Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Mini Jem fully restored - now for sale

Looking for a pristine Mini based sports car to celebrate the Mini's 60th anniversary this Summer? Look no further. One particularly nice Mini Jem has just come up for sale in France. It's a 1969 Mk2 that's been fully restored recently and only driven some 200 kms since. This owner clearly prefers working on cars than driving them.

I have seen a full file of pictures of the car's restoration and I dare to say this was a thorough job. The steel sections in the car's body cut out where corrosion had done its work and replaced before being re-glassed into the shell. The rear wheel arches were remade from the Mini Jem's mould while many new parts were fitted while building up the car - from its interior to just about anything bolted to its fully rebuilt 1293 engine. You can find all the car's details in the advertisement found here. Do keep in touch when you buy it.

Ready to go - as used for a wedding party only recently
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Some time earlier - body fully restored and repaired and ready for primer and paint
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Subframes were fully reconditioned and powder coated before being refitted
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Lovely Mini Jem dashboard fully rebuilt with materials as close to the original as possible
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The car is registered correctly in France. Old English White paint colour looks stunning
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As clean from the underside as on its top
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1293cc engine was rebuilt with new pistons, bearings, carbs, clutch et cetera
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1 comment:

  1. very nice. We are close to finishing our 2nd mk2.
    Photos to follow

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