After urging the reader to assess his or her ability to purchase a vintage Mini, the author describes 2 restoration processes on a very old classic Mini and a newer one. He explains how to rebuild a rusty hull before going on to examine all aspects of the restoration not covered in the usual repair manuals, such as electrical wiring, repair and re-seating. Once the restoration is well underway, the author teaches readers the "art" of improving a Mini.
Lain Ayre is the author of several books on classic sports cars and car restoration. He is passionate about Minis and has written nearly a hundred articles on Minis, modified Minis, and driving them on the road, on the track, and sometimes off the track.