Hi, this is my 1980 Mini Cooper, 1000cc engine. Here I'll be updating about it's restoration process.This is the initial state of the car... I bought it for $700, mint condition. The purpose of replacing and painting/polishing parts is 1.- Prevention2.- Leaving it as original as possibleThis is the first step... every single smash and even small scratch was removed.About the painting; it took me some time to decide about what color to use... I finally chose graphite color... poliurethane pearl painting (aluminium base), and white roof.This is the front chassis... painted Rally Blue Finally.. this picture shows my car together with Felipe's mini. Felipe is who has done most of the work.