The Mini is without doubt a motoring milestone, and has had many volumes dedicated to its design, history and development, but this is the only book to examine the tricky task of buying one used.
Iconic and innovative it may have been, this quintessentially British car was not without its defects, many of which could turn the Mini experience into an expensive and tiresome disaster. This guide takes the potential purchaser through a short initial examination to weed out the obviously defective, followed by a more comprehensive step-by-step look at the body and mechanical parts, where the clear, jargon-free text accompanied by over 100 photographs sheds light on even the darkest corners of the Mini’s construction.
A unique points marking system ensures that nothing is overlooked and an accurate final picture of the car’s condition can be viewed in relation to the asking price.
About the Author
A dedicated petrolhead, Mark Paxton has been addicted to two wheels since first wobbling unaccompanied on to the road over 35 years ago. His entire working life has revolved around vehicles, initially in transport management, then through running his own garage, and latterly writing for classic car and motorcycle magazines. Mark’s books include: How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters, How to Restore Volkswagen Buses, and Essential Buyer’s Guides for Vespa 2-strokes, Minis, Ford Capris and Citroen 2CVs, all published with Veloce.
"... an excellent overview of what you need to know when purchasing a Mini, especially if you're a first timer." – Mini Magazine
"This handy pocket-sized book is worth every penny of its cover price. Well written in a concise and easy to follow manner, anyone contemplating buying a Mini should take this book as a standard reference item." – Mini Cooper Register
"The content is informative, yet easy to read and there's plenty of colour pictures. I'd advise anyone seriously considering buying a Mini to get hold of a copy of this book first." – Tiscali.co.uk