I'm just a little mod since 1989 and i'm living in Milan....;-))
Top 5 Tunes at the Moment
Everithing about the 60's soul, r'n'b, freakbeat,psichedelia, modjazz
Favourite Types of Clothing
Smart Mod mid 60's dresses
DNA Groove in Vicenza, Jump the Gun in Brighton, Adam of London near Portobello's stable market
Favourite Club Night
Mine: Buzz with the fuzz in Milano
Rob Bailey from London, FreakCarlos from Genova, Tommaso from Arezzo, Lee Miller from Leeds, Henry from Milano, Brian from Varese, S. Golovka from Frankfurt, Steve Cato from Manchester, Sergio Martinez Vivas from Madrid, Edu Domingo from Barcelona
lavarone: All saints Mod holiday
Bright-on in Brighton, All Saints Mod holiday in Lavarone, Euro Ye Ye in Gijon
da, you are correct. The mini's can certainly cost a bit to operate and restore. There is a place near my home that has many. However, so many have rotten subframes and are in need of welding repairs. I would love one but I think the 1970's and 80's (Leyland) versions are easier to find parts for.
Indeed they are quite difficult to get. I have an associate from the southeastern usa who works on the autos. However, prices for Mini's over here are mad. A average 70's Leyland Mini will run you between $8,000 to $30,000 usd even in not so good condition. Even Clubman's rack in the high dosh marks here. Many are NZ cars shipped over in parts.