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Hello All. My Mint Mk1B Mr2

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Hello all,

Ive just joined so i thought i would post some info and pics of my classic 1990 Mk1b with just 40k miles from new.

I bought the car 9 years ago with just 36,000 miles and currently it’s now approaching 41,000. So as you can see it does not get used all that often, in fact only in the summer months as a second car. The rest of the time it’s covered in a heated garage.

I ve been really lucky (well I took a year to find it) and she’s been 100% reliable and always started first time. Never been welded or failed an MOT or even had an advisory. It just goes to show that these little cars if not neglected are built to last.

These came out way back when i passed my driving test and i always promised myself one when i had the money. I’ve slowly been renovating the car over the years and spent some money improving it over the winters. Really just replacing things that have got a little old.

Spent way too much on her really.

Parts replaced (those I can think of)

New radiator

Complete suspension rebuild teardown and re paint

Polybush all round Inc anti roll bar

Track rod ends

Bottom suspension joints

Complete set of tie rods

New standard height road springs

20% stiffer gas shock inserts

New brake discs and Mintex pads

Overhauled callipers

Stainless brake pipes

Timing belt and tensioner

Water pump

Clutch (polished transmission casing)

X2 electric aerials

High level LED 3rd brake light

Scorpion alarm with remote central locking and anti jack lock

Paul Woods reduce cold tick over mod

Polished alloys

Waxoyld every 3 yrs

Brake fluid every 2 yrs

Coolant every 3 yrs

Oil and filter every year

Air filter & plugs

New Pirelli 6000's all round

Drives pretty much like new.

Unused spare wheel (never been on car) and tool kit

The cost, well to be honest I’ve not added it all up although I have all the receipts in a full A4 folder along with every Mot going back to 1996. Prob more than the car is worth I guess.

I also have kept a picture diary (another filled folder) of all the work carried out.

Trouble is I’ve run out of things to do now. I really do not want to mod the car as it’s such a low mileage example it would ruin its originality. The wife recons sell it and start on something else which we can all enjoy such as a performance salon for holidays etc. I do find the idea of letting her go very hard but I must say I am quite tempted if I got offered a good price?

Some pics of my baby.

















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thats f*****G stunning ...superbly maintained and a credit to you

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Welcome in to the TOC, that is a mighty clean motor, well done, very well done :)

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Welcome to the club.

That car has had lots of TLC.

It does you credit..

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I'm new to TOC and have just seen your post.

Absolutely EXCELLENT work.

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Welcome you could have washed it ha very nice :clap:

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