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Anatomy of the Classic Mini


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Mark Huthert is a seasoned motor mechanic with a passion for parts. In 1975, his father bought him an accident damaged Austin Seven 850. A year later, when just 15 years old, he built his first modified 850cc engine. This led to four years of grasstrack racing with three - you guessed it - Minis. With the experience and knowledge picked up from working on his Austin, and his stint in racing, he took his skills into the auto parts and repair industry, working for a number of garages specialising in different marques.


This compendium could well be a useful companion for Mini fans ... It should be ideal for autojumblers and restorers alike. Classic & Sports Car (UK) For anyone trawling boxes of parts at autojumbles, it will be a godsend Octane (UK) Researched over many years by a keen Mini enthusiast, the book is perfect for all fans othe classic Mini that want true authenticity! Mini Torque this comprehensive title looks likely to be a necessity ... Huthert's book could be an essential restoration tool. Auto Express A perfect companion to anyone intent on restoring a Mini to perfection. Practical Classics This is a unique book and one that holds much promise ... The book is recommended for general interest: I found it most interesting but is an absolute must for those endeavouring to fit the correct parts to their car and with luck will prevent incorrect parts being fitted or purchased. To that end, the GBP35 cover price, although seeming expensive for a soft bound book of limited pages, could save the cover price many times over. Buy it. CooperWorld It really is quite a work ... Mark and Veloce have done a great job with a publication that will keep our classic Minis running. Anyone who is restoring a Mini - or even thinking about it - will want a copy of this book. Classic Car Weekly an essential work for restorers and originality fanatics. Austro Classic This unique resource represents years of research and is something that no enthusiast for the original Mini - and there are still many thousands of them - should be without. Speed scene An excellent book for Classic Mini enthusiasts. tkc (Totalkitcar) Classic Mini restorers need look no further than this book. Classic Motoring. The subtitle of 'Anatomy of the Classic Mini' reveals the special significance of this book: 'The definitive guide to original components and parts interchangeability.' The experience has taught us that a Mini in the hands of its enthusiastic owners remain almost never original. And in the course of the decades, the knowledge of that a specimen looked like when it was virginly rolled off the band faded. But what if the restorers wants to put his four-wheeled friend in exactly this condition? In addition, of course, the parts problem. Does the water pump from the 1964 Cooper S fit the Mayfair for 1984? Or the other way around? Inspired clarity and comprehensive help is provided by this colourfully illustrated work by Austin expert Mark Huthert. He lists model-specific components not only with pictures, explanations and cross-references, but also with the corresponding part numbers - if given at that time. In short, whoever is looking for a truly original Mini or is right in restoring a copy of the Car of the Century correctly will not miss this standard work. - British Classics. It is the most amazing work of research and dedication on the part of author Huthert, covering all the Mini variants between 1959 and 2000. Within the 192 large pages are more than 1800 photos, some showing as-new parts but many others illustrating things like rusty exhaust manifolds. They are mostly very small shots but they serve to illustrate the details he covers and to explain when component variations were introduced. It's a reference source. If you own one of the classic Minis, and particularly if you are restoring one and want to make sure of its period authenticity, it really looks invaluable. - New Zealand Classic Car.

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