1980 Mini Convertible - First start in over 10 years

One very, very rusty mini. We bought this little car for spares. The previous owner had carried out all the work to get it back on the road, over 10 years ago - including a full conversion to make it a convertible. Then, he left the car outside and didn't touch it until we towed it away. The fuel lines are ruined - so the fuel had to be literally fed into the engine!

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Starting the Mini
Hi all, its been a while since I even looked at this Mini let alone start it. So today I decided to see if she would go, i checked the fuel, oil and water (which needed to be topped up) before starting the old girl. Long video, but i wanted to show everything :)





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