I first met Imran from Rayan’s Rides earlier this year at the Emirates Classic Car Festival in Dubai where he was showcasing his 1800cc classic Mini Cooper. He has been restoring classics and customising cars and Minis for 2 years in Dubai.
I popped down to his workshop in Sharjah to see how the Mini was coming together and also see what other projects he is working on at the moment.
Imran sources most of his cars/bodyshells and parts locally and can custom build a Mini in 4-6 weeks to many different specifications. They can be left hand drive, auto or manual, with standard Mini 998 or 1300cc engines or modified, such as the 1800cc engined one here. Additional modifications such Air-Conditioning, additional engine cooling and water pump maybe required though.You can see the cut down and shortened Mini for a customer in KSA below.
In the photos below you can see the work he is doing on a classic Mustang, VW Camper Van and Lotus Seven which all should be completed in the next few weeks.
Certainly it got me thinking about ordering a custom built British Racing Green classic Left hand drive for the future to sit alongside my 2013 Mini John Cooper Works. If you are interested in buying the 1800cc Red Mini it’s now for sale and you can contact Imran on +971 502970743 or to enquire about any custom builds.