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    1962 Mini restorable?

    Hi - first post...

    I need opinions. I have a '62 Cooper (real one) but with 1275 motor and S brakes etc.
    Car is rust free but needs to be stripped to bare metal/resprayed, needs interior and tons of detail work(engine bay etc). Motor is good but needs valve adjust, trans needs selector fork or sync on 3rd(?).
    I really can not afford to keep the car.
    Here is my dilemma, is it worth painting/restoring or should I just sell it as is?
    Is the car worthless as is?
    How is the parts situation out there now? Would I be able to get parts to restore (interior bits, dash pad etc)?

    I am all ears.


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    Re: 1962 Mini restorable?

    It would be a shame to part out. The question is corrosion - how much and where. If the car was not winter driven, chances are it is restorable. Has the bodywork been modified (flip up front etc.)? If so definitely less desireable.

    Best to sell the car complete to someone who will really restore it.

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    Re: 1962 Mini restorable?

    People can do some amazing things when it comes to automotive restoration.

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    If you are going to keep it, don't restore it, drive it. If you are going to sell it, sell it as is.

    I just bought a 1967 Mini Cooper S, its rough and needs love. I will have it going pretty soon and I'll be driving it. Some day I will get it repainted, redo the interior, etc. The key? Drive the car.

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