'Purity' is our Watchword
We believe a classic should be, just that – classic. The Project 59 Mini pays homage to the vehicles that first rolled off the production line back in 1959 and throughout the early sixties. Over the last 60 years, the Mini has been added to, fettled, altered and reworked. The Project 59 Mini seeks to strip away these layers of ‘improvement’, taking the driver back to the original Mini experience.
The Project 59 Mini is complete with era-appropriate upholstery and paint combinations. Though newly finished, the car keeps the original sliding windows, the rope door handles, the fold-down rear number plate, and even the period-correct external door brackets – each element bringing the driver of a Project 59 Mini closer to the original icon.
The Project 59 Mini benefits from a number of concealed modern upgrades, subtly improving the experience for the modern world, whilst staying true to the original ethos:
- Powder coated subframes for longevity
- Disc brakes with H.D. drive shafts
- Modern radial tyres
- 1275cc lead-free engine with single SU carburettor
- Larger petrol tank with modern fuel pump and filter
- Four-speed synchro gearbox
- Freeflow exhaust
- Heavy-duty battery for easy storage
Customers are offered the Project 59 Mini with the larger and more energetic 1.3litre engine, guaranteed to perfectly evoke the simple joy of driving a Mini in the ‘60s.
Our brand new Mk1 Minis are prepared, one at a time, by our small and passionate team in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Each Mk1 Mini is built to order, meaning the joy of ownership starts before you get behind the wheel, as you choose each of the original details.
The Project 59 Mk1 Mini is offered in the complete range of original colours, as available between 1959 and 1967, across both the Morris and the Austin ranges. If the standard selection is not for you, we are able to accommodate any shade preferred.
As with paint options, upholstery is kept true to the original Mk1 Mini, offering you the chance to pair original styling inside and out.
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