Brand new British Motor Heritage MK1 Mini Bodyshell, complete with bonnet, boot and doors and finished in primer.
British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of suppling individual panels for all marks of classic Minis, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What’s been missing until now is the Holy Grail, a full replacement shell for the MK1, but the wait is now over!
The early 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 and rear light mounting.
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.
The new shell from BMH will use the later front bulkhead crossmember assembly as re-tooling for this non-visual part would have been prohibitive, and will not have the rotodip hole in the rear seat squab; recognising that a significant element of demand for the new shells will almost certainly be for historic motorsport.