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The Mini 25 Register is for all Mini 25s that are still on the road in their original (or near original) form. The Austin Rover Mini 25 Special Edition was built to Celebrate 25 Years of Mini Production; the Silver Anniversary of the Mini. Every Mini 25 was painted Silver because of the Silver Anniversary with mini 25 decals along each side and across the boot.

 

It was built around a Mk IV Saloon with 998A+ Engine, a high ratio 4 speed gear box and has 12” Wheels with Disk Brakes. Only 3511 Mini 25’s were built for the UK. The Mini 25 interior has Grey Velor seats with Map Pockets and Red Piping. The two Front Seats have a Mini 25 Decal. The Steering Wheel and Seat Belts are also red to match the detail on the seats.

 

The entries on this web page are collated from Mini 25s that are put up for sale on e-bay aswell as from e-mails received by the web-master from current owners of Mini 25s. To enter your Mini 25 on this web-site please e-mail a photo and details of your car to rob@mini25.com. Please include details of the general condition of your car, it's modifications and any special stories you have about the car.

 

Each Mini 25 entered on this register has to be close to original condition. The basic entry rules are that the car has to resemble the original Mini 25.

 

 



My mini 25

 

To start the register off here is my Mini 25. It is standard in nearly every way (except the radio that was factory fitted is in my bedroom!!)



B125 GAB

 

Information Source:

Seen at London 2 Brighton Mini Run May 2006

 

Date:

May 2006

 

Details:

Here is a twin of my Mini 25 - there was a parking space next to it so I couldn't resist parking my car next to it for a photo or two.

 

Location:

Brighton, United Kingdom



B925 YMA

 

Information Source:

e-bay

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

This is a 1984 mini 25 special edition.It has had a few modifications which include a 1360 engine uprated suspension,modified big brakes,peco exhaust.also it has recently had an expensive metal flake paint job.hundreds spent on recently.there is a full mot april 08.great fun to drive a real head turner.

 

Location:

Wrexham, United Kingdom



B318 GNJ

 

Information Source:

e-bay

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

This is a silver convertible Mini 25 with a 1000cc engine from a metro.

 

Location:

St. Albans, United Kingdom



B296 NRE

 

Information Source:

e-Bay

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

This is a completely restored 1984 Mini 25. It has also had its original engine reconditioned, and is converted to run on unleaded petrol.

 

Location:

Birmingham, United Kingdom



B577 NLB

 

Information Source:

e-Bay

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

Limited edition mini 25. Good condition for age. She is a very reliable motor and has recently had work done including changing the front suspension cones.

 

Location:

Hove, United Kingdom



B253 KRY

 

Information Source:

By e-Mail, Thanks Paul.

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

This Mini 25 is a bit of a show off. As you can see it has been pretty up and some engine mods to give it a little kick.

 

Location:

Beck Row, Suffolk, United Kingdom



B23 WHU

 

Information Source:

m4minis.com/gallery

 

Date:

May 2007

 

Details:

Richies Mini 25 Resto.

 

Location:

M4minis, South Wales, United Kingdom



B849 MDD

 

Information Source:

e-bay

 

Date:

July 2007

 

Details:

Only 29,000 miles!! All original. No modifications. Regularly Serviced. Last service january 2007, new exhaust.

 

Location:

Bristol, United Kingdom



B334 MLO

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Lee in August 2007. A further e-mail update in June 2012 from Lee.

 

Date:

August 2007 / June 2012

 

Details:

Lee owned this mini and used it as his daily run about until he sold it in 2008. Updated information about this mini is that it has 1380 Normally asp. Lightened Flywheel, Piper fast road cam, 80bhp @ wheels according to Harris Motorsport, Cranborne Standard Brakes, greenstuff pads, braided lines, Full Ltd edition spax with hilo's, Fibreglass replica Sportspack arches, Full W&P Carbon Fibre dash and interior, 3 Point harnesses and Rage seats, 12" Alpine in a boot floor enclosure with a couple of large amps etc, 69k Miles as of 2008.

 

Location:

Unknown, United Kingdom



B198 AOX

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Tom and Jon

 

Date:

August 2007

 

Details:

Tom and Jon bought this Mini 25 when they were 14 for £25 - what a bargain!!

 

Here's what Tom and Jon wrote in their e-mail:

 

Hi, our names are Tom and Jon, we are 17 years old, and heres our mini 25 that we bought when we were 14. Jon saved the 25 from the crusher one saturday morning, when he was doing his paper round. He knocked on the owners door, and asked him if he had any plans for the mini, and if not, how much would to take for it... 'You'll never get that thing on the road, its rottern, The scrap yard garge is picking it up today, its taking up un-wanted space.' was the answer we got. Jon quickly finished his paper round, and collected his weekly pay. He rushed back up to the house, where the mini was, and offered the owner £25... The Mini was ours!

 

3 Years later, and a lot of hard work, heres the finished product. I could of modified it, but i thought it was best to keep her origianal. The car got worked on everyday after school, and all our money went into it. Luckily, Tom had a saturday job, and became an apprentice at a local garge, and all the mechanics offered their help... The 25 wouldnt look tlike this today if it wasnt for them.

 

At one stage, it was a bare shell, without sub-frames. We replaced the front subframe with a new one, and sourced a good condition rear. Then the body work began. As always, it was a lot worse than it looked. Luckily, Tom was allowed to borrow the welder from work most week-ends... In the end, we ended up replacing- Front Panel, 2 Wings, 2 A-Panels Bonnet, Scuttle, 2 Door Skins, 2 Door Bottoms, and Boot Floor. The rest was patch-repaired- Bulk-head, Floor, Qurter panels etc. Once the body was sorted, we spent hour after hour preparing it for paint.

 

 

Location:

Unknown, United Kingdom



B198 AOX

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Tom and Jon

 

Date:

August 2007

 

Details:

The paint-job was done by the Paint shop, where Tom Works. Once the paint was done, it was time to put the car back together. Tom rebuilt the Standard 998 engine, including re-ground Crank, New Pistons, Cam Kit, Block Hone, Gear-Box Bearing and seal kit, carb rebuild kit, clutch kit, new exhaust, and a reconditioned head.

 

We saved all of the next year, for the National Mini Cooper Day, where we bought all new standard spec suspension and brake parts, including shockers, rubber cones, trumpets, lower arms, Discs and Pads, master and slave cylinders, Drums, and Full Drum Back-plate assemblys.

 

After this, we saved up for all new exterior and interior items. Everything was replaced, except seats and door cards, as these were in very good condtion.

 

Saturday 30th June 2007. The Mini was Finished. Tom had passed his driving test 2 weeks before this. The car was driven to Toms work on Trade-Plates, for an M.O.T. It passed the M.O.T, with no advisorys, than it was taxed and insured the same day!

 

We drove 200 miles up the country to run the engine in, which ran very well, considering it was re-built by a first year apprentice....

 

The car looks fab, and we are both pleased with the result. we both put exactly the same amount of money into the project- £1,650 each, but Jon still claims the car is his, as he put the extra purchase price of £25 in!

 

It has been to 2 shows so far, and we have been offered £6000 for the car. our reply was- 'I'm sorry, but its Not For Sale!'

 

Location:

Unknown, United Kingdom



B646 MLM

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Gary

 

Date:

September 2007

 

Details:

Bought in March 2007. Had a full respray and lots of other works. This is Garys car at Stanford Hall, September 2007.

 

Location:

Bolton, United Kingdom



Stefanos Mini 25

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Stefano

 

Date:

October 2007

 

Details:

Stefano has been a mini 25 owner since 1998, when the old owner was going to trash this poor car, but now his car is ok and he's always looking for original spares on internet.

 

The condition is good (last summer he re-paint some grey spares), the interior are the original ones, but there is not the original car radio fitted (it wasn't included as an extra-UK).

 

He has a little website for the car: Stefanos Mini 25 Web Site

 

Location:

Cagliari (Sardinia - Italy)



B125 GAB

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Vikki (Central Mini Club)

 

Date:

December 2007

 

Details:

This is Vikki’s mini 25 “Sylvia”. Vikki read the article about this Mini 25 Register in the November issue of Mini World and realised the picture of two mini 25s at L2B 06 was my one and her one!!! Sylvia is really standard all original interior etc even down to the original etched windows and one rear light clusters that also had the reg number etched on!! she still has her standard 998cc engine but has a stage one kit to make her a little bit quicker!!

 

Location:

United Kingdom



Mini 25s together

 

Information Source:

L2B 2006

 

Date:

May 2006

 

Details:

Here’s another photo of my Mini 25 and Sylvia together in Brighton…

 

Location:

Brighton, United Kingdom



b780_fgm

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Andy

 

Date:

December 2007

 

Details:

Andy has fitted a full stage one kit and most recently a spot lamp bar since taking the photo. The wheels are performance superlites. Andy is in the process of doing minor repairs to the bodywork.

 

Location:

Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom



b346_jpk

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Jack's Dad, David

 

Date:

December 2007

 

Details:

Jack has restored the car to original showroom spec. (original LW/MW radio/cassette fitted!). Jack restored it as a project for his classic car restoration course at Cornwall College during 2004/05 (Jack now works for Fiennes Restoration on pre-war Rollers and Bentleys). The car has many new parts, including replacement engine (from a Mayfair of same period) and front wings. The car was completely stripped down and re-built and looks fantastic.

 

Location:

United Kingdom



b_jack

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Michelle

 

Date:

January 2008

 

Details:

Here is Michelles recently purchased project mini 25 named Jack. She brought him for her 25 birthday. He has just had a Metro GTA engine fitted to make him 1.3 and the union jack decals have gone, but her plan is to return everything else to original during the summer months. She will remove the spot lamps and the chrome arches. The interior is still original bar the carpets which will be replaced with grey ones once the car is dry. This summer Michelle will have his front end replaced (wings, front panel and a-panels) and completley re-sprayed in a slightly more metalic silver but with new original mini 25 decals.

 

Location:

United Kingdom



b639_tkm

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Emma

 

Date:

January 2008

 

Details:

Here's Emmas Mini 25 called Barney, he has the standard 25 interior and grille and that is about it as he was saved from the scrappers by his previous owner, sorted out and resprayed. He's absolutely fantastic but unfortunately he may be written off due to an accident. He will be repaired and on the road with a new set of alloys and arches.

 

Location:

United Kingdom



b978_utm

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

February 2008

 

Details:

This is a one lady owner car covered 57250mls having just been taken out of storage after 9years.

 

Location:

Peterborough, United Kingdom



b663_mla

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

February 2008

 

Details:

Milage very low for age of car (59078) and engine very good clean and tidy

 

Location:

Bracknell, United Kingdom



joe_mini

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Joe North

 

Date:

March 2008

 

Details:

Joe is in Florida and has just picked up this mini 25 with a webasto roof.

 

Location:

Florida, USA




mini 25 in switzerland

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Thierry Lux

 

Date:

June 2008

 

Details:

Thierry bought a Mini 25th Anniversary; it’s left hand drive. Thierry plans to restore it next year. His Mini is in Belgium stored in a friend’s garage; this friend has been setting it up (mechanical side). Thierry will take care of the paint and interior when he transports it back to Switzerland next year. He has a dedicated internet site http://mini.dreamsbywire.ch

 

Location:

Lausanne, Switzerland



B423 GPN

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Ben Oliver

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

Ben bought his mini 25 from a friend for £100. It used to belong to Ben years ago. At the moment the floors are filled with water due to a broken windscreen but other than that its suprisingly solid, the subframes are good and the interior is very good except for the carpets. Work is due to start on it now so I will include photos of it during the restoration.

 

Location:

UK




c66 jof

 

Information Source:

http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?ado15specialf.htm (with permission from Keigh Adams)

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

Here's one of Austins promotion mini 25s used as a demonstrator with the special door graphics.

 

Location:

UK




b25_vas

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Graham McMeeking

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

Graham has just Purchased this Mini 25. It was the demostrator car for Dunstables Garage hence the B25 plate. It came with the original welcome pack: Mini 25 Post Card, Mini 25 Lapel Badge, Mini 25 Matches and also the original specifcation booklet.

 

Location:

Central Scotland




b25_vas

 

Information Source:

E-mail from Graham McMeeking

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

Here are the doors from Grahams mini 25. These were very limited edition doors with the additional large graphics only applied to Austins demonstration cars.

 

Location:

Central Scotland




b221_hej

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

Although this is a good mini 215 with fairly good bodywork it currently needs an engine so technically shouldn't be on this mini 25 register! It is original and therefore closely qualifies for a place here.

 

Location:

Gloustershire, United Kingdom




b346_mef

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

July 2008

 

Details:

This car has been in the family since new. It has 44,275 miles (genuine) and all receipts kept from new.

 

Location:

Hartlepool, Cleveland, United Kingdom


b929_agc

 

Information Source:

Southern Mini Days 2008 - Photos by Peter Coombe

 

Date:

August 2008

 

Details:

This is Peters near original Mini 25. Just missing the decals and gray bumpers etc. The interior is original and the mini 25 wheel covers are in good condition. Peter is planning on replacing the fiberglass front end with metal and changing the front grille. Peter parked his mini next to my mini 25 for the photos.

 

Location:

Biggin Hill, Kent, United Kingdom


b87 kpb

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2008

 

Details:

This mini 25 has bills for all work done since 1998 totalling nearly £7000 in the last ten years ! This includes the modified 1300cc engine fitted in 2001, gearbox, respray and all sorts of replacement parts over the years. Last MOT ran out in August 2007 and it has been stored since then as a project. It has all MOT's since 1997.

 

Location:

Uckfield, United Kingdom


b616_vhy

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

September 2008

 

Details:

Andy's mini 25 has only done 58 000 and has old service book + loads of old mots. It seems the car has lived in weston super mare all its life. Andy picked her up on ebay on her 24 birthday !!! It still has the original mw/lw radio cassette.

 

Location:

Street, Somerset, United Kingdom


b206xhj

 

Information Source:

By e-mail

 

Date:

January 2009

 

Details:

This mini 25 seems to be 100% original and rust free, it has covered 36K Miles with one previous owner who had not used it for some time. Val has had it for over a year and all she has needed to do is change all the fluids, brake disks and hoses. It drives like a dream and Val love it to bits!

 

Location:

UK


b732mfh_1

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

January 2009

 

Details:

Johan has had his mini 25 for about 6 months, shes generally in good condition, few bits of rust here and there that are slowly being worked through. All original apart from the front grille and radio. I'm in the process of restoring her back to original condition. Shes only done 55100 miles in her 25 years of life, and generally running healthily (apart from in exessively cold weather), and does the quarterly journey from home to uni with all his stuff piled in her quite happily.

 

Location:

Southampton UK


b732mfh_2

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

January 2009

 

Details:

Here's a second photo of Johans mini 25 at the North Devon Grand Tour.

 

Location:

Southampton UK


b300_pvg

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

March 2009

 

Details:

Here is Gems clean, ever-so-slightly modded old girl. Gem is planning on attending a fair few shows over the next year.

 

Location:

Dereham, Norfolk (UK)


b330_knr

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

March 2009

 

Details:

Tom's just recently acquired this mini 25. ( berty three thirty) It's done 45 thousand miles ish. It's completely standard and even still takes leaded fuel. Has the original radio too. Hopefully the start of many happy years together!

 

Location:

Leicester UK


b225_uwr

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

May 2009

 

Details:

Michelle has sent in an update once Jack was finished, so here's an old picture of Jack.

 

Location:

UK


b225_uwr

 

Information Source:

by e-mail

 

Date:

May 2009

 

Details:

...and here's an new picture of Jack.

 

Location:

UK



 b589_erd

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This mini 25 has 45k Genuine Miles and 2 Previous owners with 23 years service history and two years of receipts. It has Minilite Alloy Wheels with Yokohama tyres (Standard mini 25 wheels also owned) and Wood and Picket style arches. The owner has the standard headlights and standard nimbus grey grill.

 

Location:

UK



b417_tpx

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This little car needs some work to get it back to its former glory but it’s fairly original and the interior is all in good condition

 

Location:

Bristol, United Kingdom



b687_ymt

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This car has only 1 lady owner with 53000 miles on the clock.

 

Location:

Canvey Island, United Kingdom



b352_ttp

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

52000 miles only, purchased in 2000, last on road in 2005. Starts fine. Completely original apart from bumpers, which have been replaced with chrome ones.

 

Location:

Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom



b644_jpb

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This has had very few owners and for the last few years has been used as a local run around with no problems. The drivers door is not original - it's a rather dashing orange colour. A few years ago when parked someone drove into the drivers door putting a great dent in it and drove off. It does have the chrome wing mirror off the old door though and the door inserts are also from the original door. The mini badge on the bonnet is also not original either but the rest of the car is, down to the steering wheel, wheel covers and seats.

 

Location:

Milford near Guildford in Surrey.



b526_kgw

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This Mini was parked next to another vehicle that caught fire and has been smoke damaged. As you can see from the photos the car was in very good condition and has had alot of money spent on it. It has been classified as a CAT D and it will Not require a VIC check.

 

Location:

UK



b161_wwu

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

This mini 25 has only 27k miles on the clock having being stored away by one of its previous owners. The mileage is shown on various MOTs. The car is in average condition, though very original.(even the cassette player is in!).

 

Location:

UK



b578_mla

 

Information Source:

by e-mail from Roger & Heather

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

Purchased from Moons Garage, Henlys Roundabout, Hounslow, August 1984. It has always been owned by us and both our children learnt to drive in it. Has done 72,000 miles on its original 998cc engine the head having never been removed. Modifications:- electronic ignition (from new), electric fan cooling, extra engine stabiliser, otherwise standard. Bodywork as original except for racing type door mirrors and interior original except the radio had to be replaced some years ago. Took part in the London to Brighton run this year when it was entered in the Show & Shine competition. Also took part in the Guinness World Record for the longest line of Minis.

 

Location:

Surrey, United Kingdom



andys_mini

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

Andys mini 25 is a 1 lady owner car , with only 15495 miles from new . It has never been MOTd , as it was taken off the road before its 1st MOT and left to stand in the ladys garden. Andy is stripping it down and restoring it – looking forward to seeing the photos of it when its complete.

 

Location:

UK



b674_kpd

 

Information Source:

ebay

 

Date:

August 2009

 

Details:

3 owners from new, Minims was bought from an elderly lady who had driven him to the supermarket weekly for 15 years! She decided to sell it due to back problems. He has driven 46000 miles and is completely standard apart from the shiny exterior modifications.

 

Location:

Basingstoke, UK



preprod

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

January 2010

 

Details:

Here is a very rare pre production mini 25 the third of three and the only surviver (most pre production cars were used as pool cars or dismantled) it has all the factory history with the car some from before it was built, with all the history of the car from the day it was built till now, the mini was bought by the principal quality manager at austin rover then spent most of its life in a garage,it retains all its original panels and is in perfect condition.

 

Location:

UK



w799251

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

January 2010

 

Details:

This mini 25 is from 30.10.1984 and it is an original 25th Mini. The owner moved from Germany to Austria (Vienna) and bought the car from a car dealer in Vienna. The car stood for ~12 years in his garage before he did some work on it as the doors where rusty. Otherwise the car is in an excellent condition without rust.

 

It has some small modifications like the following:

 

- stage 1 kit - chrome bumper instead of the grey onces - changing the steering wheel - new alu wheels ( Minilite 5jx12 ) - HILO Kit included negative Kit front & rear

 

Location:

Vienna



a25xuk

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

January 2010

 

Details:

This mini was purchased new by the Patrick Collection Motor Museum in Kings Norton Birmingham in July 1984 and remained a museum vehicle until 1990.

 

A friend who worked at the museum then purchased it for his son on his 18th birthday. After a few weeks his son decided it was too small for him and wished to sell it.

 

This mini 25 has a letter from the Patrick Collection confirming that it had remained a museum vehicle until February 1990.

 

On the side back window there is a Patrick Collection logo. In the pocket of the front seat are 8 boxes of matches with the 25 logo printed on the front with 1959-1984 under it, and on the back printed 'with the compliments of Austin Rover'.

 

The car has been in regular use since 1990 and kept in excellent condition in a garage. It is only driven short distances locally and the mileage to date is only 31,400.

 

Location:

Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK



b719_lrt

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

June 2010

 

Details:

This is Joes Mini-25 (B719 LRT), bought as his first car late last year (2009), it has covered 49500 miles from new and is rust free. No mods apart from the unleaded head & the previous owner told us it was bored out. Car now lives less than 1 mile from its birth place in Longbridge.

 

Location:

Longbridge, Birmingham.




lady

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2010

 

Details:

Sharon purchased "baby beauty" from a lovely lady in April 2007,she had, had her for 9 years and kept a record of everything ever done to Baby including petrol bought ,how much and where from! She purchased Baby from the original owner who worked for austin mini,i still have the original key ring! Sharons Baby has done 32,000 miles only 27 when i bought her,the only modification is the dash board, the original owner put in a walnut dash which is very fetching and i still have the original radio.

 

 

Location:

Tamworth,Staffs, UK



 b214_ygf

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Simon

 

Date:

May 2010, Updated May 2011

 

Details:

The car is in pretty good condition and and the only really noticable modification is that it has minilight alloys fitted. Simon is going to endevour to restore it to its former condition.

 

Location:

Somerset, UK



b589_erd

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

May 2010

 

Details:

Mike bought his Mini 25 June 2009. He the fourth owner. Had a new shell in 1989. Other mods include stainless bumpers, stage 1 exhaust, minilite wheels, wood and picket arches, chrome wipers, headlamp peaks. Cooper grill. The boot is lined out. Interia is original. He has all the paperwork and service history.

 

Location:

Berkshire, UK



 b225_uwr_2010

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2010

 

Details:

Michelle has previously registered her mini 25 here. Here is a updated photo of her eldest son Charlie and Jack taken in September. Jack is going in for another respray after he was brutaly attacked by some drunken yobs! Jack is also having a custom bonnet badge made and once he is home he will have a re-vamped the interior.

 

Location:

Bognor Regis, UK



a725_hmv

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

August 2010

 

Details:

This is john and lyns mini 25 mini-me. They bought her 3x years ago from a man who owned her for 16years. It was in a very bad state indeed. Many people would have scrapped it on sight. It needed all new front panels, front floors, sills door skins rear vallence, boot floor repairs, inner sill repairs, scuttle repairs, flitch panels, door bottoms, the list is endless. As you can see she is now looking fine. They use her all summer and put her away for the winter months. As you can see she is a A plated car which we understand there is not many like this at all most are B plated.

 

Location:

UK



 b839_ejm

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

August 2010

 

Details:

For years Dave used to help his friend out with his canal boat down at our local marina and he kept seeing this small silver car peeking out from under its blue tarpaulin. The Dad of Dave’s mate that he was helping left the car under the tarpaulin as he had no time for so it was left standing for 3-4 years. Dave ripped this tatty blue tarp of this car to find a decent little car hiding amongst all the moss an tree leaves an BUGS! Trying to start it after a couple hours of coaxing an pleading an swearing with the little car she started breathing an it sounded gooood with a very little valve tappet noise, clutch worked although this identified the problem that the brakes had indeed seized hence she wouldn’t budge so work is still needed but managed to sort it all out an now she sits on my drive in the current state you see you the pictures. This is an ongoing project.

 

Location:

Milton Keynes, UK



b227_nna

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

August 2010

 

Details:

This is Kellys mini 25, this is her first car and she is currently getting it back to its original condition :) her name is mini egg :)

 

Location:

UK



 pl_130_km

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

August 2010

 

Details:

Wilhelm purchased a blue Mini 1000HL on Dec. 2009 (photo - purchase Dec 2009). Wilhelm only wanted a classic Mini for restoration but then he realized, from the Chassis number and on the seats that it must be a Mini25. Therefore Wilhelm started his Mini25 restoration, he also bought an original steering wheel, original interior trims and better Mini25 seats on the second hand market but now after 6 month the Mini looks like a new car. Wilhelm is very proud on his car and for the help his brother Robert gave him.

 

Location:

Near Vienna in Austria



b964_whj

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2011

 

Details:

This 1984 Mini 25 was found in a barn having been driven only a few years: just 17,000 miles on the clock. It's in very good condition with no rust and only needed some minor work; new bumper, brake gators, wing mirrors, carburettor needle. Other than these small things completely original inside and out.

 

Location:

Salisbury, UK



b566_gnu

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2011

 

Details:

No structural rust at all, there is slight bubbling on some of the usual areas, there is no holes in any of the floor plan, boot or any of the car infact. The paint work looks like new and is still the original mini 25 silver.

 

Location:

UK



ay_2176

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2011

 

Details:

Nicolette bought her in august 2009. The car spent the first 25 years of its life on Guernsey and is now on Alderney. The roof was changed straight from the factory otherwise she is how she was made. Seats are a bit faded as is the steering wheel but nothing, including the radio has been upgraded or changed. There is about 60,000 miles on her. Nicolette has everything including the original bill of sale.

 

Location:

Alderney



poland_mini25

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

March 2011

 

Details:

This mini 25 was bought from a Germany woman, who got her mini from a local dealer in 1984! The mini 25s number is 386 from 620. The owner in Poland is serching pictures, articles and so more information about it to start restoring it. The owner hopes to finish in May to get to IMM at Switzerland.

 

Location:

Gdynia - Poland



b389aca

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Andy

 

Date:

August 2011

 

Details:

Here are the latest photos of Andys finished car , now with full m o t , the mot garage couldn't believe how new it was underneath , it passed with no advisories , it got best in show at one show last year , not bad for a car bin off the road for 26 yrs

 

Location:

Mold, North Wales



alex_mini

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Alex

 

Date:

August 2011

 

Details:

Here's a nice example 25. Original interior, Bar a red carpet as the original was a bit worse for wear with a Stage 1 Kit, full Stainless RC40 exhaust and twin 1:25 Carbs. It is undergoing a full restoration to bring it back to its orignal condition.

 

Location:

UK



b821rba

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Russell

 

Date:

August 2011

 

Details:

Ressell purchased this mini 25 3 weeks ago in fully restored condition. last owner took 7 years rebuilding in his garage!

 

Location:

UK



ken2

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Bill

 

Date:

January 2012

 

Details:

Bill has bought this Mini 25 (called Ken) for his daughter, Lauren, for her university days.

 

Location:

UK



b849_mdd

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Alex

 

Date:

February 2012

 

Details:

B849 MDD is now owned by Alex in Eastbourne. Alexs Mini 25 is off the road at the moment but will be back by summer, Practically standard at the moment but will be sporting some period rally bits in the coming months.

 

Location:

Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK



b423_gpn_2

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Ben

 

Date:

December 2011

 

Details:

Ben decided in july 2008 that he wanted to restore his mini 25 (B423 GPN). He ended up selling it on 2 months later to his cousin because he moving home and had nowhere to put it. Ben has now bought it back from his cousin, the mini 25 was in his garage in the same state as it was when he bought it. His garage roof had collapsed causing the garage door to bust so it was sitting there totally exposed and being in a block of garages there was risk of it being vandalised or stolen. Ben has begun a total nut and bolt restoration to finally bring it back to the standard it deserves.

 

Location:

UK



b705_aox

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

June 2012

 

Details:

This mini 25, called Captain Charlie was bought in Hull and lived in Bradford for a while. She was for sale in June 2012 because the owner couldn't get the car to a vosa garage for inspection so that a V5 document could be issued.

 

Location:

Bradford, UK



b819_vgs

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Will Pearce

 

Date:

June 2012

 

Details:

Will bought this mini 25 in June 2012 from a mechanic who had owned it since 2005. It has been resprayed and is due for some work on the footwells.

 

Location:

Towcester, UK



jiri

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Jiri Kopal

 

Date:

September 2012

 

Details:

Jiri bought this MINI 25 in February 2012 in Germany and brought to his home Pilsen - Czech Republic. This Mini25 is complete except for the original discs. The belts, seats, steering wheel, stripes and VIN are MINI25. Jiris MINI has a steering wheel on the left - the European version.

 

Location:

Pilsen, Czech Republic



lt70by.jpg

 

Information Source:

e-mail

 

Date:

January 2013

 

Details:

Patrick lives in the Netherlands. This is the story of his Mini 25. Patrick bought the Mini 25 almost 2 month’s ago. It’s bought from a Mini dealer in The Netherlands with the name: Ben van leeuwen Mini Center, as in the name it is a Mini and MINI only dealer. Patricks Mini had only 32.565 KM on the clock when he bought it. The mini had been in a garage for 21 years as the former owner died and his wife never could sell the car because her husband loved the car. After a long time standing still, she sold the car to Ben van Leeuwen in the year 2011. The car had all the original parts when Patrick bought her, Patrick only bought the alloy wheels to use in the summer. Patrick will use the steel original wheels without the plastic ( wich Patrick does have but want to keep safe and tidy) for winter time, these wheels have Pirelli’s on them. The car has never been crashed or been repainted, even all the windows are the original’s. The car has been bought new in january 1985, the second owner is Mini center Ben van Leeuwen and Patrick is now the third owner. Since Patrick bought the car on the second of october this year we have done some 1000 KM with no real problems. Only had to go back for re-adjusting the carb, and last week they replaced the radiator with a new one. Not the stock version but one from the 1.3 engine, also changed the water pump and a smaller pully. The engine went pretty warm on the freeway, and was leaking cooling liquid. Patrick is planning to join the Dutch Mini Rally in the year 2013, so want to be sure that the engine will stay cool all the way. The only things that are not standard are now the new radiator, waterpump, backseat safety belts in grey ( pitty, not in red..........not yet!! ), battery and some waterhoses. All the rest is standard.

 

Location:

city: Nootdorp country: The Netherlands



b850_etn

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Sean

 

Date:

April 2013

 

Details:

Sean has just recently refurbished this Mini 25 to a good standard keeping it as close to original as possible fitting new front panel and respraying bottom half, the interior of the car was refurbished with new carpets.

 

Location:

South West Scotland



b351_erd

 

Information Source:

Antony by e-mail

 

Date:

April 2013

 

Details:

Antony’s Mini 25 has had 3 owners, 39000 miles, never welded. Every mot and receipt from new.

 

Location:

UK



mes_1511

 

Information Source:

John by e-mail

 

Date:

January 2014

 

Details:

John went to Germany to visit his friend Joern in Germany and he found this Mini 25. He bought it from the original owners husband. It has not been driven since 1991. Was put in storage and this car is virtually brand new condition cosmetically. It is a german version and is left hand drive. It is being exported to Oregon, USA.

 

Location:

Germany



mes_1511 in USA

 

Information Source:

Dom by e-mail

 

Date:

April 2014

 

Details:

Dom has just picked up a 25th anniversary edition Mini. I am located in Oregon, USA. Dom purchased this from a gentlemen who imported it from Germany. Dom was told that the original owner passed away in 1991. The car was then put in a garage and sat there until quite recently. It has 73k KMs. It appears to have be repainted at some point, and unfortunately the decals were removed. However, the interior still looks great! Overall the car is in very good condition. It has been a very fun car and Dom is glad to own such a neat car.

 

Location:

Oregon, USA.



b283_xyu

 

Information Source:

e-mail from Michael

 

Date:

June 2013

 

Details:

Michael purchased this beauty last year from Wales, it now lives in Poole Dorset. It's called Bertie Bassett. Totally original apart from the wheel and arches. 73300 miles. A Union Jack painted engine.

 

Location:

Poole Dorset



xxx

 

Information Source:

TBD

 

Date:

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Details:

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Location:

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