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
Moke
(Green)
4
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 Doors

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Variations – Doors

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An unmolested original 59 door with drain flap at the rear still in place. Original front door drain hole, flaps never fitted.
image005 59 door showing the flap broken off and hole enlarged so water could pass freely, as in service memorandum December 1959.
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Sevice memo.
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The addition of a riveted drain to deflect the water away from & protect the door lock mechanism. The top door shows the door channel on later doors, circled in red you can just see the rubber tube in the frame to let out the water through the bottom of the door. The lower red 59 type door shows where water was lead through into the channel and then through the door ends circled in red.
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Mid 1960 door showing the lock protector still riveted in place but the drain hole is now through the conventional rubber hose through the bottom of the door.  The defector would later be incorporated in to the door moulding rather than riveted on separately. Later Mk1 style door showing the water deflector plate as part of the door pressing.
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