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1991 Mini Getaway

I was driving back to the Midlands though the extreme gradient of the Welsh Valleys and mountainesque roads yesterday in my modern car that had all the technology required to comfortably negotiate the roads.

The car in front was a 1991 Classic Mini that just left me for dead. Not only did it appear graceful on the winding roads and hills, its handling of the terrain was second to none. When I finally caught up with it, my passenger managed to take this picture before it once again became a dot on the horizon.

1991 Mini Getaway
1991 Mini Getaway
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Jaguar Service Kits

We now have a new range of Jaguar Service Kits both Genuine and Aftermarket to suit your needs.
The Service Kits available will fit:

Jaguar XF Models 3.0, 4.2 both Petrol or Diesel
Jaguar X-Type Petrol or Diesel

For more information, please contact one of our expert Salesmen on 0121 544 4040 or visit our website by clicking here. Please note that all prices on this advert are correct at the time of posting and exclude VAT. For up to date prices and stock, please contact us directly.

Jaguar Service Kits
Jaguar Service Kits

 

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Mini Spares Midlands at the Bingley Hall Mini Show 2014

Mini Spares Midlands (part of the David Manners Group) will once again be at the Bingley Hall Mini Show on Sunday 26th January 2014.

To save on shipping costs, we are giving all customers the option to order with us now and collect at the show to avoid shipping costs. If you would like to take us up on this offer, please contact 0121 544 0011 and we will assist you further.

The Bingley Hall Mini Show is the first event of the calendar year and considered one of the biggest events for Mini enthusiasts to gather. Part of the British Mini Clubs calendar includes the Mini Spares Midlands Open Evening. We are already making plans for this event and we are open to suggestions for how we can celebrate the 13th Annual year. Please click here to read more about this.

Mini Spares Midlands at the Bingley Hall Mini Show 2014
Mini Spares Midlands at the Bingley Hall Mini Show 2014

 

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Go Social – With the David Manners Group

In 2013, the David Manners Group social media sites certainly struck a chord with our customers and fans of Classic British Cars alike. In the last year alone, we have nearly hit 10,000 Fans on Facebook. We were previously cautious about using Facebook as we focus on 7 Car types and feared this could have been too general for our audience.

How wrong we were. Classic & Modern Car lovers have a lot of appreciation for our range and are clearly receptive to the wide assortment we showcase and discuss. We now have many customers that approach us electronically or when visiting our shop who encourage us to photograph and discuss their cars publicly. This has led to us having a wish list for cars we would like to see in 2014. Most on this list are rare such as Triumph TR7 or the illustrious TR8. Some other Triumphs we would like to see more of include the more rare Dolomite range.

Our Flickr & Pinterest pages have reached nearly 300,000 hits in the last year or so. This is mainly because we have photo albums for many of the shows we host such as our Annual Mini Spares Midlands Evening or shows such as Jaguar at Stoneleigh that we attend that attract interest from show goers and enthusiasts.

Towards the second half of 2013, we became more active on Twitter and quickly picked up a lot of fans who wanted to be first to know if we add a rarity on ebay or just wanted to share our customer pictures. Since we registered on ebay, we have quickly reached the status of Gold Seller with enviable feedback.

In 2014, a company should offer no excuses for not being easy to do business with. We now offer several convenient channels to contact us whatever your query. Many of our international customers prefer to send us quotes on Facebook for example.

Thanks for all of the support over the last year, and if you are not a fan of our Facebook site or Twitter Page, please follow the links to see what you are missing out on.

Search: David Manners Group when searching for our Social Networking sites
Search: David Manners Group when searching for our Social Networking sites

 

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1974 MGB GT at the David Manners Group

We would like to say ‘Great condition’ but you never know what is around the corner for a newly acquired British Classic. This 1974 MGB GT is a fine example of a a car that has clearly been looked after over the last few years.

We have more pictures of this MGB GT to follow over the next few days, so keep checking our Facebook page for updates. Please remember, our MGB free catalogue is now available for download by clicking here.

1974 MGB GT at the David Manners Group
1974 MGB GT at the David Manners Group

 

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Mini Spares Midlands 13th Annual Open Evening

It’s a big year for us at Mini Spares Midlands. The Classic Mini seems to be gaining more popularity each and every year, which means we are starting to plan the year’s events in advance. At the end of January, we will be attending the Bingley Hall Mini Show and then it is straight on to planning our 13th Annual Open Evening held at the David Manners Group.

Over the last 2 years we have been hindered by rain which has meant last minute cancellation of certain scheduled entertainment. Hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky for us this year.

If you have any suggestions for our 13th Open Evening, please let us know and we will be sure to take them in board. In addition, how would our regulars feel about changing from a weekday to a weekend? Just a thought…

In the meantime, we hope to see you at Bingley Hall in a couple of weeks. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates or to get involved in the discussions.

Mini Spares Midlands 13th Annual Open Evening
Mini Spares Midlands 13th Annual Open Evening
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Morris Minor Traveller Daily Commute

Morris Minor Traveller Daily Commute
Morris Minor Traveller Daily Commute

 

This Morris Minor Traveller is a fine example of a daily runner, honourably kept in its true original form. Whilst the owner is a traditionalist with the inside interior and bodywork exterior, he is all for keeping it as his daily commute.

Whilst it’s true, this doesn’t account for as many miles as it used to it still gives passers by the ever decreasing rare opportunity to see a truly classic British car on our roads: competing on dual carriageways and main roads with modern vehicles. And hold it’s on it certainly does. The owner informs us that by keeping regular checks on his Morris Minor Traveller, and extra service each year and preparing for longer journeys makes all the difference.

Our Morris Minor customer came to see us both sides of Christmas for various parts, but if you are more of an online shopper then don’t forget to check out our new devoted Morris Minor Parts website to places orders or check stock availability.