This moulded carpet kit will fit any Mini saloon built with the late ‘square’ front tunnel, which was introduced in 1973. The previous tunnel design was much more rounded and included the hump for the MKI starter housing, which by 1973 had long been redundant on most models.Due to the nature of carpet we are unable to mould the Navy or Autumn Leaf carpets so these are a flat lay carpet that will need a little more patience to fit neatly around the tunnel. These are a popular option for those looking to match the brown and navy carpets used in the original Mini trim.
The kit contains the front (moulded) and rear mats, a bulkhead covering piece, front wheel arches, a pair of sill carpets and a cross member covering piece. All necessary clips and fitting instructions are included. The kit needs to be glued in place with the tunnel trimmed and glued into place. Due to the non moulded nature of the carpet, the tunnel has a cut out at the bulkhead which allows the carpet to fit around the shaped tunnel and bulkhead pieces and will likely need trimming to give the best possible fit. Glue is not included in this kit and we would recommend you use a couple of cans of spray contact adhesive.
The sill carpets are supplied cut to size and fit with minimal trimming. The cross member carpet is supplied to be fitted right across the car, originally these only covered about 10" of the cross member working in from the sides and this piece can be cut down to size for originality. We have marked positions under the front moulded carpet to fit either early or late gear lever positions as well as steering column position for LHD or RHD cars. It is easiest to get the best possible fit and neatest finish by removing the column from the car entirely before fitting the front mat.
Please note our moulded carpet kit comes as two pieces - originally the later MPI carpets came as one piece but due to limitations on the size of tooling we are unable to produce this way. The two piece will still fit in the same way as the original one piece set.
We also have available a non moulded carpet in Autumn Leaf and Navy - this is made in our tufted style carpet and comes with a flat tunnel section that will need to be glued to give the best possible fit. Please check out our non moulded carpet listing here.