Yes…’Barn Find’ is a much thrown about phrase these days! This is a genuine one, however, which has been sitting in the same building, just off Cavan Main Street, since the late ’70s.
Here’s how we found it.
It’s a basic Mk2 Austin Mini which was built by Brittain Smith, Dublin, in 1969, but has suffered badly with the dreaded tinworm, since, and will require a huge amount of panels, time, money and effort in order to see the road again!
On the plus side, the car is largely complete and original (except for the bootlid) so the parts list isn’t excessive.
We’re calling this ‘The Long Term Project’, but it’s something we hope to document and update you on regularly, so watch this space!