Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peterborough, UK
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New member, new Mini owner :0)
Hey everyone, thought i would introduce myself.... Im Dave from Peterborough, England. I stumbled upon this site after searching google for parts for my new Cooper S. I used to be a original Mini owner 15 years ago i had an '84 Austin Mini which was followed by two custom built ones that made it into the local newspaper here.
Ive never been able to afford a new version until recently and after one drive in it was amazed that BMW had created something mirroring the fun go kart style of the original so i rescued it from death and am currently trying to work out a few little issues.
As the story goes, the car was new in 2002 and has had a troubled life....
Previously written off in 2010, rebuilt and reregistered in 2011....
It threw a driveshaft in the middle of Cambridge and at that moment i stumbled upon the car down a back alley with a couple of strange looking guys trying to 'light' its interior. This...... was a REAL SHAME. I bought it for next to nothing there and then, HPI checked it, whoever these guys were had never registered it and it was still in previous owners name.
I got it home and have been cleaning it up and working on it ever since.
Now pretty much perfect, all it needs is two small problems sorting out and i am over the moon with it.
All fun in the end....... all for the love of the machine......