Are you talking about a 1953 Mini ( I know they didn't make them in 1953 - production started in 1959 ). Or a 53 plate MINI One -- if it is a 53 plate MINI One then you should be fine - they use a 4 X 100 mm bolt pattern - same as all the new BMW MINI's
Check out olly's web link - it explains the "plate" that the brits use. It is way different than the U.S. system
Also the MINI One is not avail. in the USA, yet.... They deemed it to "economical" for the US market. It is basicly a detuned and stripped down MINI Cooper - very good on gas and cheaper to buy than the Cooper avail. here in the USA.
Check out www.mini.com for some models that are not avail. to us here in the States.
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