Hot on the heels of announcing the availability of galvanised fuel tanks for a whole range of British classic cars, British Motor Heritage (BMH) is now delighted to be able to offer a replacement galvanised tank for the Mini Van – latterly known as the Mini 95 – over 0.5 million examples of which were made between 1960 and 1982.
The new tanks are made to the original specification on the original press tools, jigs and roller welder, and it is the recent major refurbishment of the latter – the machine that creates the all-important seal for the main body of the tank – that has allowed BMH to make the milestone move from un-plated steel to the infinitely more corrosion-resistant galvanised stock for these replacement items. A lack of corrosion resistance is the Achilles heel of most classic vehicle fuel tanks. The use of galvanised steel eliminates such problems entirely and is therefore a major product improvement.
The tanks (Part No.21A691) carry a suggested retail price of £195 each, inclusive of VAT, and are available now through the BMH’s global dealer network.
Commenting on this important addition to the company’s ever-growing range of replacement parts for British classic vehicles, BMH’s Managing Director John Yea said: “We know the van fraternity has been crying out for this part. Its availability will also please the many special builders who favour it for its squat, easily packaged shape.”
For details of all BMH products and dealers, log on to www.bmh-ltd.com. Information regarding the company’s Motoring Classics retail range of car parts, accessories, personal items and quarterly magazine can be found at www.motoringclassics.co.uk.