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The last of our 3 Part – French Mini Feature

The last of our 3 Part - French Mini Feature
The last of our 3 Part – French Mini Feature

 

One of our Mini customers, and friend of the company ‘Atelier Nicolas Pinon’ bought along 3 of his Classic Mini Cars to the UK in November to showcase them at the Birmingham NEC Classic Motor Show. The last Mini we featured of his is destined to be a restoration project but still raised a lot of interest from our followers in its ‘shell like state’.

I feel we have saved the best until last. This Mini really needs to be seen first-hand. If it’s possible to obtain a standard better than ‘just off the production line’, then this is it. It has already won awards, and with no doubt many more to come in the future.

The complete restoration of this Mini was made possible from David Manners Group (Mini Spares Midlands) parts. With around 50% export at DMG, we have French, Polish, Spanish, German, English and Black Country speakers to help our international and home clients.

Thanks again for stopping by the David Manners Group to show us your latest projects.

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Austin A7 in more period dress at the David Manners Group

Austin A7 in more period dress at the David Manners Group
Austin A7 in more period dress at the David Manners Group

The owner of the The Austin A7 whose car we we featured a few weeks ago came back to see us yesterday after failing to resist tinkering under the bonnet again this side of Christmas.

We don’t mind, it was a delight to see of course. But we thought this time, we would try and make the setting look a little more comfortable to the A7’s roots,

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1972 MGB brightens up at DMG

This 1972 MGB is as reliable today as it was 25 years ago. We know that because that’s exactly what we were told by the owner.

It’s another fine example of a Classic British Car being used daily for practical uses rather than every 3rd Sunday. This vibrant yellow MGB takes its owner on work errands in stop start city driving which can certainly take its toll on older engines. So it is a credit to its owners upkeep (and dare we say it – the quality of fine British Cars) that it can still be driven in this way today.

The MGB is a very popular car to see on a weekly basis at the David Manners Group. Many of our customers opt to buy one as their first car into the Classics Market with a view to taking a lot of the maintenance jobs themselves.

This year, we have noticed that our MGB Parts DVD is proving a best seller for the Stocking Fillers. Maybe this is relative to the MGB becoming a more affordable first Classic Car.

1972 MGB brightens up at DMG
1972 MGB brightens up at DMG

 

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Customer Restoration Projects

Our spotlight section has reached a lot of our customers over the past few months. In November and December, we have had an influx of customers proactively sending us their own pictures showing the progress of their personal projects.

So far, we have highlighted several Classic Mini restorations, Classic Jaguar (including an exceptional Jaguar MKII) with the majority of these projects built entirely from David Manners Group Parts.

We now have a central place for our photo archive showcasing the restorations. You don’t need a Facebook account to view them, but if you do then please feel free to hit the ‘Like’ button and follow our updates. Click here to view our Restorations Album on Facebook.

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1989 Classic Mini Restoration Project

1989 Classic Mini Restoration Project
1989 Classic Mini Restoration Project

 

One of our Mini Spares Midlands customers is on the verge of completing his full scale restoration on this 1989 G Registration Mini.

Chris kindly sent us these pictures showing the project at varying stages of completion which highlights just how much work has gone into developing the Mini getting it to just how Chris wants it.

The majority of parts were purchased from Mini Spares Midlands (part of the David Manners Group), however one constant on these pictures is the vibrant red that excels throughout. At one point, you can see a complete removal of the engine in what looks to be the setting of a homemade garage. If this is the case, this is truly a stunning retreat for any tinkering petrol head.

It’s interesting to see that Chris has opted for the black and silver number plate. Perhaps this is because it complements the black and red colourway, but we are seeing an increase of younger Mini owners migrating to the older style especially at our annual Mini Spares Open Evenings.

We are excited about seeing this Mini at DMG in the near future, so please let us know the next time you are popping over.

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Jaguar Gifts ideal for Christmas

Are you stuck on what to buy the car enthusiast in your life? Well, we now have some fantastic Jaguar accessories available on our ebay shop at great prices.

Amongst the Christmas goodies, our range includes Jaguar items such as Mugs, Shirts, Desk leapers, Novelty Signs, Keyrings and general Jaguar car accessories such as Tax Disc Holders, Leather Care Food and Wire Wheel brushes.

You can view our ebay site here for our full range of Jaguar accessories.

Jaguar Gifts ideal for Christmas
Jaguar Gifts ideal for Christmas
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French Classic Mini Restoration Project

French Classic Mini Restoration Project
French Classic Mini Restoration Project

We want you to keep a very close eye on this Mini restoration project. Our customer who has already restored 2 Minis to competition winning status is starting right from the bottom on this car.
We have already featured one of his completed Mini projects late last month; a classic Mini built and restored entirely from David Manners Group (Mini Spares Midlands) parts.

If you attended the Birmingham NEC Classic Motor Show in November, you may have seen one of his Minis on display. We hope that in the not too distant future, we can be saying the same about this one. It certainly looks a long way off the target, but as our customer has such a pedigree for restoration, we are in no doubt this Mini will one day be turning heads for the right reasons.