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Mini City
Volkswagen Mars Red
Purchased in 2007 for £450, the Mini underwent a total rebuild from the ground up. Absolutley everything was cleaned, painted and/or replaced. I sprayed the car myself in April 2009 with celly paint.
The car was vandalised in August 2009 which forced us to replace the roof skin. It is currently my only means of transport and is used pretty much everyday.
1993 Rover Mini City (Volkswagen Mars Red)


1275 ex-spi engine. Standard spec apart from duplex timing chain and lightened flywheel.
HIF44 carb with K&N air filter
Polished alloy carb dashpot
Mini Spares alloy inlet manifold
Mini Spares 'Millenium' exhaust manifold
Refurbished MG Metro electronic dizzy
Clear dizzy cap
Lumenition blue leads
90 amp Ford Granada V6 alternator
Chromed water pump pulley
Home polished alloy rocker cover
Stainless head stud covers
Stainless brake fluid reservior cover
Stainless fuse box cover
Stainless subframe tower bolt covers
Stainless relay covers
Stainless coil cover with chromed clamp
Chromed dizzy clamp
Stainless T-handle dipstick
Chromed engine steadies and brackets
Braided servo and clutch hoses
Twin uprated engine earth straps
Polished alloy thermostat housing
Chromed clutch arm and pin (not yet fitted)
Mini 30 half leather interior
Homemade alloy dashboard
Homemade alloy centre console
Plasma dials
Multicolour Autogauge volts, water, oil and rev counter gauges.
Mountney steering wheel
Chromed throttle pedal with polished alloy extension
Dash switch illumination kit
Alloy door furniture
Mini 30 leather gear gaiter
Red interior neons
Dashrail digital clock
Push button starter
Full respray in VW Mars Red
99% of panels repaired or replaced
Carbon fibre roof skin
Wiper blanks removed
Clear Jewel rear lights
Sportspack arches
Internal release Cooper grille
Stainless steel bumpers
Halogen headlamps
Chrome boot light housing
Aston type filler cap
Light tinted windows
Ripspeed DV720 DVD headunit
Vibe level controller
SPL-X 450 watt amp
12" JBL GT3 subwoofer in ported enclosure
SPL sub zero speakers in dash
Unknown Pioneer 6" speakers in rear shelf
096 680 cca battery
uprated battery earth and power cables
Extensive sound deadening throughout
Extensive alarm and numerous hidden anti-theft devices
Replacement rubber springs all round
KYB Gas-A-Just dampers
Fully solid mounted front subframe
Uprated adjustable tie bars
1.5 deg negative camber rear brackets
1.5 deg negative bottom arms (not yet fitted)
Wheel and Tire
13" Team Dynamics alloys repainted metallic black with Yokohama A539 tyres.



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