Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

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Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby geoberni » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:43 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203487691531 ... SwDZNgv64e
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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby MCYorks » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:14 am

Check out the following website. It has loads of information and photos. :D
http://www.britishexplorers.com/Griffin/homepage.html
Bearing in mind the Minor van's rarity, and DVLA's current stance on modified vehicles. I'm not sure it would be considered prudent these days, to dismantle a van in order to build a kit car :-?

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby Nourish » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 am

What a nice looking car. The Fiat twin cam would be perfect for that.

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby philthehill » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:35 am

There were about six kit car manufactures making kit cars using Morris Minor parts.


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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby geoberni » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:12 am

philthehill wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:35 am
There were about six kit car manufactures making kit cars using Morris Minor parts.
That's really interesting Phil.
I never realised there were any, I must admit my memories of the late 70s only recollect Kits based on Escorts or Minis.
A friend/colleague of mine back then had a Mini Bug Mk2. There was only about 150 of those made, it was a fun little thing, freezing in winter though!
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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby philthehill » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:41 am



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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby les » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:49 am

Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised but kit cars always look like kit cars !!

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a Minor based Kit Car?

Postby Tea » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:59 pm

What a shame. A friend of mine had been talking about these for years and had always said he would buy one if I found one for him online (was not an internet user). He died last year, but would have snapped that up in a second!


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