New Garage Find - Suffolk

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Spiney4
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New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Spiney4 » 20 Mar 2023 16:07

So after a few years of suggesting to my Mother in Law that I could get her car back on the road it has finally seen the light! Was parkedup in her garage over 42 years ago after it failed its MOT and hasnt seen the light of day since. It has now been uncovered and removed with all 4 wheels moving (tyres were flat to start with) plus the engine wasn't seized. Remarkable as it hadn't been started or moved whilst in the garage! Plan is to get it roadworthy again - possibly a full restoration but that depends on the costs. Updates will follow once I have been to visit the car and had the restorers report! Wish me luck!

Car registered in 1962. Mileage circa 16k but based on the MOTS think it has gone round the clock once!
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Dave the rave
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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Dave the rave » 20 Mar 2023 16:14

Mk1 Countryman.....:- RARE 8-)

Don't forget, Derek's Spares emporium will have virtually everything body-wise you might need. Mechanically they're easily sorted. Derek too will have all the suspension items, and most other bits come to think of it.
If in doubt....kick the Ruskies OUT ❗

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Keith Bennett » 20 Mar 2023 16:39

So glad to see a rare Countryman back in the light of day. Look after the old girl!

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Dave the rave » 20 Mar 2023 17:17

Just wondering Monsewer Spinal Tap.....are you a club member ? As you'll need to be to alleviate yourself of said items :D
If in doubt....kick the Ruskies OUT ❗

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Keith Bennett » 20 Mar 2023 21:12

"Spinal Tap" may be entirely unaware that our Club is the world leader in supplying high quality spares at very fair prices - something of which we are quietly very proud.

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by austina40sam » 20 Mar 2023 21:41

Welcome to the club! I'm over the moon to see a mk1 countryman. As others have said the mk1 countryman is very rare. I myself have a mk 2 countryman. They are always the most desirable compared to the saloon. Mechanical parts are the same for many other BMC cars and all body panels are now available from the club. They are made in England like they were 60 years ago and they really do fit like a glove. I bought my A40 4 years ago after being inspired by Keith Bennets long life with Gab. My car is my daily driver and I'm very proud. I love my A40 and I love being part of such a happy club. Please keep us updated with your progress.

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by scotty » 21 Mar 2023 08:28

Are you based in Suffolk yourself, we are over near Newmarket and may be able to help with odd things.

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Post by Keith Bennett » 21 Mar 2023 18:12

"odd things"?? Dear Spinal Tap, oh boy are you in for a surprise when you meet Scotty and his crew of talented experts.

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Clive » 24 Mar 2023 06:35

Wow, they still keep popping up! 👍
Nice little roof rack too!

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Re: New Garage Find - Suffolk

Post by Spiney4 » 28 Mar 2023 22:22

scotty wrote:
21 Mar 2023 08:28
Are you based in Suffolk yourself, we are over near Newmarket and may be able to help with odd things.
Yes - North Suffolk - really appreciate the offer and will be in touch if we decide to go down the restoration route.

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