Home Built Mini Mayfair
Posted on , by Tim Dawkins
Classic minis have long been a favourite of the car enthusiast, but these days they take serious work to keep on the road, particularly the earlier ones. This 1988 Mini Mayfair belonging to Andy Jennings is a really nice example of one man’s hard work, turning a slightly sad looking classic into a sharp, tidy sorted little car.
In the three and a half years of owning this car, Andy has put some serious hours into it. The car has had a full body-on rebuild, with all panels being replaced or welded, followed by a home respray. All of the exterior trim has been replaced, including mk 1 mini overiders and fittings and a mk2 lights conversion.
The interior has had the same treatment, with Cobra classic buckets and retrimmed rear seats, a Mountney steering wheel, Smiths gauges and a complete pioneer audio install bringing it into the 21st century. The Safety Devices roll cage is a nice little bonkers addition to this car.
Under the bonnet we find the 998cc engine has been given the full stage 1 treatment including uprated carb needles and springs, a water heated alloy inlet manifold, a stainless exhaust system and K&N filter.
Chassis wise the car has been lowered 2.5 inches on HiLo trumpets mated to GAZ gas 36 point adjustable dampers. Tucked under the group 2 arches area set of 12”x6J Revolution 4 spoke dished wheels shod in Yokohama A359 tyres giving this little car a very purposeful stance.
7.5/10 – One Man’s Hard Work That Pays Off
Thanks to Andy Jennings for allowing us to feature his car and Tim for shooting the photos!
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