Maude takes pride in her condition, being nearly 41 years of age, she is in remarkable condition. Complete with her original 1976 tyres, and original body panels (without major rust) This is also the first and only time she has been registered in Canada, her only previous registration was in her home town itself, Hertfordshire, U.K. Maude underwent an entire restoration in the fall of 2008, including a complete respray of the shell in the new Ford Grabber Orange. The interior was also completely re-done in a striking two-tone colour scheme. New chrome work, seals and grille finished off the restoration.
2013 saw Maude undergo another upgrade, this time converted to left-hand drive, along with a newly-rebuilt 1330cc A-Series and rod-change gearbox, courtesy of Ben at BMC.
Year: 1976 (Registered August ’76)
Make/Model: British Leyland Mini Clubman
Origin: Hertfordshire, U.K.
Colour: “Ford Grabber Orange”
Steering: Left-hand drive
Transmission: 4 speed rod change.
Engine: 4 cylinder, 1330cc, mild cam, Cooper S Pistons
Power: 76 BHP (British horse power)
0-60mph: 10 seconds
Top Speed: 90mph
Wheels: 10″ x 6″ Minilites
Mileage: 61,200 original Miles