To check us out at our first mini show.....click here
To see us at Mini in the Park 2003...click here
Restoration photos here.
|1971 Mini Cabriolet
Jan 2002, We bought this 1971 Austin Mini convertible conversion, and have enjoyed learning about Mini cars, culture and meeting many nice Mini people, (not that they are small) who are very friendly and love their cars.
We have had a lot of fun showing off our little car, but its due a little TLC, well a complete make over.
Is this our first cool car?
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...
I was a big MOPAR fan owning a low mileage 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. What is a Challenger T/A, Click Here If you want to read the story about my old Challenger T/A go here. I hated letting that one go, but you never know when one might pop up in my garage again.....POP!
|FACTS 'n' FIGURES AND NUTS 'n' BOLTS|
saloon convertible conversion, totally restored, Chrome Cooper grille,
mirrors, washer jets, wiper arms, Aston flip fuel
cap and door handles. Fiberglass arches with complete re-spray
in Knight Fire Red with Union Jack boot lid....See the before and after
boot lid pictures here.
MG 1275cc 65
base horse power A-series engine, stage one
tuning kit, SU 1.24 carb with free flow "MANIFLOW" header
feeding a twin boxsta stainless exhaust.
Front wheel drive, standard MG four speed manual transmission.
Standard ride height Mini suspension with Gas
Spadx adjustable shocks around all four corners.
Metro front disc brake conversion with single piston calibers, Standard
rear drum set up.
Tires: 12 x 6 Minilite alloy wheels with Bridgestone
175/60 x 12 inch tires.
New Cooper black leather interior, 3 spoke leather-rimmed
steering wheel, 3 clock burr walnut dash, white dial
face set, future plans call for
matching burr walnut console and chrome fittings.
KD-SC900R CD/MP3/AM/FM stereo head, with JVC 4 inch two-way speakers in dash
and CS-XV6930 6 x 9 speakers under rear seat.