We’re recently completed work on a restoration on a 1964 Mini Cooper S!
Our customer had a very distinct image in mind for this Mini, wanting a ‘cool London zoom around Mini’ – going from white with a black roof, to Brewster Green with a black roof!
Arriving at Mini Sport, it was time for our expert team to examine the Mini, checking for any points of concern and parts that would need addressing, before the respray of this Cooper S was to get underway. This Cooper S was in relatively good condition, with our team noting that a few small repairs would be required to the body.
But first, the Mini was to be completely stripped down to a bare shell, before moving to the bodyshop for the restoration to begin.
You can view the transformation in our gallery below!
Once the Mini was completely stripped, the shell was then transported to Mini Sport’s Body Shop, to be prepped & repaired by our expert technician.
The floor was more complicated due to underlying rust, this had to be stripped back to bare metal & prepared before adding any new paint.
Small repairs carried out, including replacing an A Panel. Fully painted inside & out, including the Roll Cage in body colour. Painted, the shell was moved back to Mini Sport’s Fitting Bays – ready to be built back up in to a Mini!
Fitted with both new sound proofing & carpets. Wiring all checked before re-fitment of the “Works Type “ Dash. When the engine is refitted then we are almost there.
With the engine fitted, the Mini was then tuned on the Rolling Road. Fully built and returned to the bodyshop for final polishing & finishing.This 1964 Mini Cooper S is now finished, time for quick photoshoot before being returned to it’s owner…
Beautiful Limited Edition Cooper Steering wheel added for that 60’s Race Car feel. Beautiful inside & out. Fresh engine bay completes this beautiful restoration!
Reunited with it’s owner… Another Mini back on the road!
Mini Sport’s Managing Director Chris Harper added:
“We have been creating a beautiful Mini Cooper S for a customer over the last few weeks to his own specification, it is an absolute stunner and stands proudly together with all your creations too.
It has been a pleasure to undertake this project in these times, it has lifted spirits in a way only creating a beautiful Mini can.
Please take a look at the photos and decide for yourself, maybe you will get some inspiration, tips or ideas that we can help you with or just enjoy the beauty.”
Want to know more about our Restoration & Body Shop services? Download our handy Spray Centre guide or contact our knowledgeable team today to see how we can help you on your restoration journey, whether you want us to carry out the work, or just advise you on the process, or assist with finding the right parts.