Is a car ever past recovery? Not if it’s a classic! When the 1961 Mini first came in to the Workshop, it was, as Severn Classics’ Steve Griffiths put it: “a basket case.”

The vehicle looked as though it had been dragged out of a field – because that is exactly what had been done.

So Severn Classics set to work, replacing bad metal with good, welding and building. With its totally new front, wings and A-panels, complete floor, sills inner and outer, boot floor, rear valance and end plates, side panels, door skins and new hinges. It was then put into an oxyprime finish – and its Cooper Log Book – the shell was once again transformed into a valuable asset.