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Nick’s Riley Elf

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Nick’s Riley Elf
MEMBER SINCE 1996 | MODEL Riley Elf Mk2 | YEAR 1966 | ENGINE CC 998

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
None.
Standard un-restored BMC factory spec.
Has had new front wings and A-panels, plus a roof resprayANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
This was the car selected as Mk2 Riley Elf display car at mini 40 at Silverstone when Rover wanted to display one of each mini model produced

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Car was suffering from very bad overheating problems when I first got it
Other than that just routine issues associated with running a car of its age

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Preserve and maintain the car to a high standard

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
North Devon legendary Grand Tour when the year the engine blew up

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
IMM 2015 in Lithuania

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
At the time I had another Elf to restore, then I saw this one for sale at Bristol Mini Day 1998 and was too good not to buy, it came with full history

Dawn’s Cooper

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Dawn’s Cooper
MEMBER SINCE 1996 | MODEL Rover Cooper | YEAR 1990 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
1275 engine . . it’s a long story!!
Electronic ignition

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Original registration number is on a Marcos which was exported to Japan so I will never be able to get it back

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Rust bubbles!!
Exhaust is falling off!!
Points
All the usual mini things
Condenser

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Get the proper registration back or buy a personal one

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Braking down on the M4

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
The Italian Job

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
North Devon runs

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Always had a mini since passing my driving test, in a mini

Nick’s Mayfair

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Nick’s Mayfair
MEMBER SINCE 1996 | MODEL Mayfair | YEAR 1994 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Engine re-bored
Walnut door cappings, etc
Spax adjustable shocks
Hi-Lo suspension front and back
Maniflow exhaust system

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Engine blown on route to North Devon Legendary Grand Tour one year
Other than that just the routine mini issues

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
N/A

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
There have been loads:
Italian Job 1996 & 1998
Several IMM’s, especially Finland 200 & Hungary 2012

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
IMM 2015 in Lithuania

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Replacement for previous mini that was written off in an accident

Nick’s MINI Cooper

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Nick’s MINI Cooper
MEMBER SINCE 1996 | MODEL MINI Cooper | YEAR 2005 | ENGINE CC 1600

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Chili pack model
17” 5 spoke alloy wheels
Sports suspension
Heated mirrors and washers
Air conditioning
Heated front screen
Electric panoramic glass roof
Chrome line interior

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/S

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
The car came out of the factory with wrongly set rear suspension that destroyed the rear tyre. The interior chrome work peeled off and had to be replaced under the warranty

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
N/A

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
It’s my every day car, allows my proper minis to be kept for nice weather, mini and classic car events

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Replacement for my previous BMW MINI Cooper

Dawn’s Mayfair

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Dawn’s Mayfair

MEMBER SINCE 2006| MODEL Mini Mayfair Saloon| YEAR 1983 | ENGINE CC 998

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
No modifications. He is exactly as he left the factory

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Op alien green, not many minis were made in this colour

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
No problems, yet!!

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Will remain as standard

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Haven’t been far yet, adventures await

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
No plans as yet just a couple of classic car shows

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Driving him is the best fun

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
The reason I bought this car? Saw him, wanted him, bought him!!