From time to time we email people who have registered their cars for invites to shows etc.
Unfortunately we receive a lot of "bounced" emails.
Would you be sure to send us an update if you change your email address via the contact form please?
This is the only way we can communicate with you.

No MOT for our 1959 Minis

As from the 18th November 2012 it will not be necessary to MOT pre 1960 cars.

For full details please read this letter recently sent to us by the DVLA.

We currently have 184 1959 Minis registered.
Morris Austin
Clipper Blue 36 Speedwell Blue 14
Cherry Red 30 Tartan Red 29
Old English White 22 Farina Grey 24
Non Standard 14 Non Standard 11
Total 102 Total 82
The break down between De-luxe and basic is as follows:
De-luxe 104
Basic 22
Unrecorded 58

Variations Bonnets

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Variations – Door Furniture

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Up to body number 2011 (middle of September 1959) the bonnet prop was longer.  It fixed in to the far corner of the bonnet as above. Later style shorter bonnet prop holder on bonnet.
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The early long prop bonnets had pop riveted on strengthening brackets as per left hand bonnet next to a normal type bonnet without the strengthener. A close up of the strengthening bracket.
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Long bonnet prop locator on inner wing is lower and vertical. Post chassis 2011 body the shorter bonnet prop was secured in this style lower horizontal type bracket.
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