Restoration Projects

  1. Rover Mini Cooper Sportspack Re-shell
    Categories: Restoration Projects & Mini Sport News

    Rover Mini Cooper Sportspack Re-shell

    Liz Blake’s 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sportspack arrived with us here at Mini Sport in a bit of a sorry state, having lived in the Lake District on a farm for many years this Mini was almost constantly exposed to moisture & never given the chance to dry out! Suffering from deep corrosion & rot, the shell was crumbling away...
  2. Mini Restoration – Modified or Standard?
    Categories: Mini Servicing, Restoration Projects & Mini Sport News

    Mini Restoration – Modified or Standard?

    This must be one of the most controversial questions when it comes to Mini Restoration. Do you keep everything as standard as possible or do you modify it? And if so, by how much? Well we see it all here at Mini Sport, from the most beautifully restored Mk1 Minis to super fast Bike Engined, modified Minis and the end...
  3. Mini Restoration Specialists!
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    Mini Restoration Specialists!

    Classic Mini Restoration Specialists The Mini is very much loved all around the world and the community that has grown up around this fantastic little car have some of the greatest people you are likely to meet. Mini Sport is very much a family run business, that grew from the love of Mini at its launch in 1959, to our...
  4. Mk1 Mini Rally Conversions Finished!
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    Mk1 Mini Rally Conversions Finished!

    Mk1 Mini Rally Conversions Finished! Mini Sport have totally transformed these 2 Mk1 Minis that joined us all the way from Belgium… This pair of Mk1 Minis arrived at Mini Sport back in February 2020 to be converted in to Rally Minis. Arriving as totally standard 850 Minis, this meant that we would be fitting a whole host of competition parts...
  5. Mini Rust Guide
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    Mini Rust Guide

    One word, four letters... Rust. Rust is the arch nemesis of the Classic Mini! With the earliest models right through to the very last Cooper's likely falling victim to this silent torment. No matter the age of your Mini, as even the newest Minis are now in their 20s and the oldest models now in to their 60s, the chances...
  6. Completed: John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S Restoration
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    Completed: John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S Restoration

      Check our finished restoration on Alex Munday's 1996 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S! We have once again saved the day, keeping another Mini on our roads, and Alex couldn't be happier as he shared with us the warming story behind this Mini's time with us here at Mini Sport: Alex Munday is all smiles as he comes face-to-face for the first...
  7. Categories: Uncategorized, Restoration Projects & Mini Sport News

    From Zero-to-Hero: Mini Cooper S Restoration

    Back in March 2016, we were tasked with a restoration on quite a special Mini indeed... Alex Munday's 1996 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S, an original from the John Cooper Garages, production number 79, and allegedly previously owned by British rally driver, Alistair McRae! When following his life-long love of Mini's Alex purchased this Cooper for family adventures, it came as a...
  8. Mini Cooper LE Sport 5 Reshell Project
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    Mini Cooper LE Sport 5 Reshell Project

    This Mini arrived with us in 2020 for a full restoration & had changed dramatically since new, change of paint work & interior, it was in a pretty poor state all round... It was quickly decided that a new Genuine British Motor Heritage Body Shell was needed due to the sorry state of the body. The Mini was to return...
  9. Trevor Roberts 1932 - 2020
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    Trevor Roberts 1932 - 2020

    Last month we said goodbye to a very dear friend of ours, Trevor Roberts. Trevor has been a part of Mini Sport from very the beginning, being friends with Brian & Heather before they were married - but so much more than just a friend, Trevor is very much part of the Harper family, even being thought of as a...
  10. 1964 Mini Cooper S Restoration
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    1964 Mini Cooper S Restoration

    We're recently completed work on a restoration on a 1964 Mini Cooper S! Our customer had a very distinct image in mind for this Mini, wanting a 'cool London zoom around Mini' - going from white with a black roof, to Brewster Green with a black roof! Arriving at Mini Sport, it was time for our expert team to examine...

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