Bodyshell Classic Mini Mk1 - HMP441050 - Genuine
British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of supplying individual panels for all marks of Classic Mini, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What's been missing until now is the Holy Grail, a full replacement shell for the Classic Mini MK1, but the wait is now over!
The early Classic Mini MK1 body is markedly different from its later counterparts. The major variances include:
- Smaller door aperture with different step profiles; sliding window doors with external hinges; rear window; rear side windows; rear light mountings
- Different 'A' panels and hinge reinforcements; cant rails; floors; sills; front and rear parcel shelves; switch panel; boot panel, bonnet and inner valances; front valance and number plate mounting
Since creating the prototype body, BMH has commissioned additional tooling to refine the finish and improve the build quality. The company is indebted to M-Machine for allowing it to use their Classic Mini MK1 floors and sills, as the cost of retooling these items would have made the project unviable. BMH has also used the later front bulkhead crossmember assembly as retooling for this non-visual part would have been prohibitive, and opted not to form the rotodip hole in the rear seat squab; recognising that a significant element of demand for the new Classic Mini MK1 shells will almost certainly be for historic motorsport.
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