I found a dusty abandoned Mini – here's how I completely transformed it | The Sun

A MOTOR enthusiast has revealed how he transformed an abandoned Mini after buying it for just £900.

Self-confessed petrol head Tom Shorrock, from Manchester, bought the rusty and banged-up Austin Mini City E in 2015.

But over the course of eight months he completely transformed it into a like-new stunning car.

Posting on TikTok he explained: “In 2015 I bought this car for £900. I then began restoring it with zero experience

“The rust was so bad i had to have the car shot blasted which then left me with a car full of holes that needed repairing.

“After many long hours, many later nights, many many beers and as a fresh paint job, it now looks and sounds like this.” 

The classic Mini was originally mint beige – but by the time Tom bought it, it was silver and covered in old stickers.

He opted to change it up completely – painting it a stunning burnt orange.

Tom explained: “This car is now a real head turner! 

“The day I got it I stopped at a service station at Mcdonald’s and six people crowded round my car to admire it and ask me about it.

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“The car still currently is a 998cc But my future plans are for a b16 type R Vtec Engine when I can get the Insurance and have the money for the Conversion Kit. 

“Anyone who has ever owned a Mini will understand that they are far more fun to drive than any other car!”

In total he spent £6,500 to restore the car to its former beauty.

It comes after another car whizz transformed an abandoned Porsche Carrera into an unstoppable supercar after its old owner left it to rot in a yard.

Motor enthusiast Johnny posted a clip to TikTok detailing the amazing restoration.

The "low cost" transformation took only seven days, but the difference is night and day.

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