MINI Clubman

British Motor Heritage Limited, the only company in the world that produces original factory-standard bodyshells for classic cars, has added yet another feather to its cap - the MINI Clubman saloon bodyshell. This new shell is suitable for rebuilding any MINI Clubman saloon or MINI 1275 GT from 1972 to 1980, and is a natural complement to the ‘normal’ original MINI bodyshell successfully launched by Heritage in 2002.

Heritage managing director, David Bishop said of the latest major launch : "The main demand for MINI bodyshells is obviously for the original-shape saloon, but we also identified a significant call for bodyshells to repair or rebuild Clubman and 1275GT models. We are now delighted to be able to satisfy another important group of customers in the UK and other markets."

While the production tooling for the original MINI body came largely intact from Longbridge after the car finished its phenomenal 41 year run in 2000, the press tools and assembly jigs for the Clubman-style front end hadn’t been used since 1980. Heritage therefore had to finance and instigate a considerable amount of assembly jig commissioning and press tool refurbishment in order to be able to produce the latest bodyshell.

Following usual Heritage practice, the Clubman body can be purchased either as a complete shell fitted with doors, bonnet and boot lid, with a recommended VAT inclusive price of £2750, or as a bare shell for £2125. It is built to comply with all original-equipment design and engineering standards, but uses current-technology cathodic electrophoretic coating, seam sealing and oven sealed water-based primer, thus offering better corrosion resistance than was available in the 1970s. As with all Heritage original parts, the Clubman shell is available through the Heritage Approved MINI Specialists. Heritage chairman, Neil Morrick summed up : " The MINI Clubman bodyshell launch gives further proof of our solid commitment to providing genuine parts for Britain’s great classic cars. As thousands of our customers can now vouch, a new Heritage bodyshell is a time-saving and cost-effective approach to a major rebuild project, and gives the best quality result."


Published : 15/07/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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