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 Gearboxes

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Variations – Gearboxes

2a3707-800 This (new) 1st generation box 2A3707 lasted until approximately the middle of June 59 but it’s far more accurate to use the engine number to date it (around 300).
2a3708-800 2A3708 from the middle of June (engine 300ish) until the last two weeks in August 59.
22a77-800 The now 3rd gen mag box 22A77 from the last 2 weeks in August until the first 2 weeks in October 59.
22a104-800 Replaced by the 1st gen Aluminium 22A104 box until the end of 60 when the 22A145 box replaced that.
Note that the number to the left is the actual gearbox serial number, in this case 50071.
So 4 different gearbox castings in 6 months!!
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