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Rally 07-25-2013 01:37 AM

Rally's Austin Mini
 
I've been saying I would buy a classic Mini "one day" since I first saw them when I was 5 years old. Now that we've got a bigger shop and I've dove into the automotive industry, it was time to finally realize that dream.

I just recently picked up this El Paso Beige Austin Mini. It's a RHD and it's got the little 998 A-series under the hood. I will forewarn those that are eager to see progress that this will be a slow build. Work keeps me rather busy and this is a car that I'm going to keep for years to come so I'm going to take my time with it. With that said, I've been having a unreal time just driving it around. Everyone always talks about how enjoyable the driving experience is behind the wheel of ones of these things, and they aren't kidding. I've fallen in love.

A little background story on my love for Minis: http://www.stanceworks.com/2013/07/t...d-a-trip-back/

http://cdn.stanceworks.com/wp-conten...ndrewsmini.jpg

http://cdn.stanceworks.com/wp-conten...drewsmini4.jpg

http://cdn.stanceworks.com/wp-conten...drewsmini3.jpg

KiLO 07-25-2013 09:11 PM

Gorgeous Andrew! Stoked for you!

VicSkimmr 07-25-2013 09:33 PM

so so jealous

FlattOut 07-25-2013 09:40 PM

Congrats Andrew! That really is a beautiful machine! Great story too!

Chase 07-25-2013 09:41 PM

woo woo welcome to the club buddy. Your gonna kill it with this

ducks 07-25-2013 09:41 PM

Very nice, congrats!

NTFB 07-25-2013 11:31 PM

Looks like a great base to start. I test drove one for my mum and it took under a minute to want it for myself.

professor 07-25-2013 11:47 PM

So much envy for that classic! Love the KY plates ;)

VicSkimmr 07-26-2013 12:20 AM

Can we see the interior? :)

Rally 07-26-2013 12:24 AM

Thanks guys :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by VicSkimmr (Post 786589)
Can we see the interior? :)

Yeah, I'll be doing a full shoot some time soon :)

minimusprime 07-26-2013 12:57 AM

I've been thinking that the only fwd car i'd add to the stable was a classic. The one you got is friggin gorgeous. That color just photographs so well. Body looks super clean. I'd love to help spin wrenches on this thing so I know what I'm getting into in the future. LMK if you need a hand.

Rally 07-26-2013 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minimusprime (Post 786595)
I've been thinking that the only fwd car i'd add to the stable was a classic. The one you got is friggin gorgeous. That color just photographs so well. Body looks super clean. I'd love to help spin wrenches on this thing so I know what I'm getting into in the future. LMK if you need a hand.

I'll be sure to. Once I get the suspension refurbished, I may be coming to you for alignment input/help as well.

EveryTimeIDie027 07-26-2013 01:10 AM

awesome man, looks great!

Slow Paul 07-26-2013 01:11 AM

Such an awesome car Andrew. I've always known you'd own a classic one day. I'm excited to see it one day. :D

Drew 07-26-2013 02:38 AM

This thread makes me happy. :) Glad you got such a clean mini!


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