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Recovering my classic mini’s interior

I have a 1992 original mini (lovingly referred to hereafter as ‘Jensen’) which deserved a makeover of his interior. After searching around for interior suppliers for classic mini’s I ran across Classic Core, a mini specialist company in Norfolk. I’m actually located down in Bournemouth, Dorset but they do delivery so it wasn’t a problem. They don’t currently post many prices on their website so I don’t want to say an exact value to what I paid, however I will say that they are very fair and affordable and well worth the quality they provided. If you contact them directly they will give you a cost in nearly no time at all.

I was very impressed with the excellent response time that their customer service replied to me with my many questions, and then again impressed at their turnaround time to deliver my covers to me. I ordered front and rear seat covers, a full set of door cards, the rear wheel-arch covers and also a handbrake and gear shift gaiter. I chose to have mine in a creamy/white colour with blue piping and it looks perfect if I do say so myself, I’m very pleased with the job they’ve done.

Changing the seat covers isn’t very difficult at all, and they even sent me a couple sheets of paper with step-by-step instructions. Here’s a couple of pictures showing the process:

Before/After (although only one front seat done at time of pictures):
Front seats before
Back seats after


Back seats before
Front seats after

More pictures can be seen on my flickr

The other front seat has been put in since, but only one door card due to working late and lots of rain! I will post more pictures once I have got the front door cards in.

1 thought on “Recovering my classic mini’s interior

  1. G’Day. Didn’t see your name(?)
    Came across your new seat cover article. Good to hear and see the good fit. I’ve been planning to get some covers for my ’64 850 and did contact Classiccore. Got a quick response.
    Better make my choice, as everything is done except the seats and motor.
    Cheers fron Adelaide, South Australia.

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