We have been discussing putting our own daily driver R56 Mini's together for a while now, so we thought it was about time we got searching for the right base car, with a Diesel very high on the list, mainly due to its 60+ MPG return as well as the ridiculously cheap £20 road tax a year makes it a very appealing car to daily around whist showing off the product we manufacture and sell for these little bundles of joy.
The first thing we have had to do is get in search mode for the right base model Cooper D and we didn’t just get one pop up, we managed to get two, both great colours with great spec,. We now have in the fleet an 07 pastel blue, with a white roof and mirrors, and a beautiful cream R56 07 plate with matching half leather interior, panoramic roof and every electric option you can think of.
The first job will be to paint the flares ready for fitting and then fitted with our choice of wheel, as our own dedicated flow-form wheel is ready yet and won’t be for a while we have been scouring the market for a 9” wheel in either 16” or 17” size with 3SDM coming to the rescue with their 5.0 design in 9x16 and our desired offset, its a great looking wheel and come with a huge concave profile, so will suit the look of the build to perfection, a white set will adorn the blue Mini and a black set will be fitted to the cream both fitted with 245/45R16 tyres front and rear
We look forward to showing you the finished versions over the next few weeks as they take shape.
VAD R56 Mini flares, also fit the R55, R57 & R58 chassis
Our wheels of choice will be the 3SDM 5.0 9X16, with its deep concave profiled face and low offset, itst he perfect wheel design for the look we are after.
9X16 3SDM 0.05
Each car will be de-chromed and have the windows tinted by our good friends over at 1st Choice Tints, who has the task of getting rid of all that chrome bling around the windows, lights, grill and boot lid , we cant wait to bring you the transformation.