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Established in 2018 we specialise in parts for the BMW Mini. We truly believe you should have Your MINI Your Way and will do anything we can to make your plans come to life!

Mod A Mini was formed on a passion for anything with an engine, especially Mini's. After owning and restoring a classic mini to its former glory over a few years (that then paid for our wedding!), a love of Minis was born.


After getting married, my lust for another project car was still there and I thought about doing another Mini, however, the increasing cost in classics put anything decent out of budget.... I then got offered a Porsche 924s as a project... I started work on this and after a couple of months of ownership my sister bought an R53 Mini. After taking my sisters new car for a drive I was hooked... 2 weeks later the Porsche was sold and an R53 was mine.

Our first MINI project was a 2006 Mini Cooper S R53 in astro black. It was off the road for major electrical work for a long time but we made the most of it being "wheel-less" with quite a few modifications. My sister still has her completely standard 2002 Mini Cooper S R53 in yellow, and my dad owns a 33k mile 2004 John Cooper Works in red - we like to keep it in the family! Keep an eye out for these cars on our social media posts too.

Our main 'Mod A Mini' car though, is Mim's 2005 R53 who we have nicknamed Stanley :-) This is the blue and orange car that features heavily on our Instagram and Facebook pages and so far has a few modifications that we have documented online. The ultimate goal is to get this car an impressive track beast status - but this takes time and so far the majority of our attention has focused on suspension and bracing as opposed true engine power.

Our previous joint car projects have included a 1989 Mini Cooper (a complete restoration from shell upwards), 2002 BMW 330ci, 1984 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser, 1979 Ford Capri 3.0 Ghia and a 1987 Porsche 924s. We are mainly self-taught and have definitely had our fair share of set-backs, but we love tinkering and the friendly, helpful atmosphere on forums and Facebook groups - plus Mim's tiny hands are extremely useful in engine bays!


Meet the team


A professional at keeping her hands, hair, make up and nails perfect whilst also making sure that the barn doesn't end up in too much mess! Chief tool-passer and tea maker, she loves learning new skills and being the coolest girlfriend/wife in our group.



A whizz at forums and finding out what people want before they do. Plus an expert at making sure every single tool is out - even for a simple job - just because he loves it!

Not so much of an expert at tidying up.


Enjoys all things fast and exhilarating. A great lover of animals so the fish tank in the office is a massive bonus! Used to Race Motorbikes in Spain and has her own 650cc Suzuki being shipped back as we speak!

Your first point of contact when calling us will be Abbie and shes just lovely! 



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01245 698027

Visit Us: Torque Monkey, Unit 8 Oyster Place, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6TX

Operating hours 8.30am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri

8:30am - 1:30pm Sat