Sun., July 1, 2007 – Speaking with an old friend – er, long-time friend – today and he mentioned he like to mount a Mini on a rack that sits crosswise behind his motorhome. However, at 10-feet long, the Mini is two feet wider than highway regs allow.
For one solution, a shortened (or “Shorty”) Mini just might do the trick. Anyone out there have one they might be willing to part with?
I saw one a number of years on eBay that was part of a package deal with a motorhome conversion of a Greyhound-type bus. A luggage-style compartment opens up and the Mini shorty runs down a little ramp and off it goes. I think the bus and Mini were both white, but I could be wrong.
Speaking of Minis, I say “It’s a small world when it comes to these small cars.”
Has anyone seen that pair?
The Mini shorty shown here is based on the Clubman Mini, the extended, squarish-nose Mini that appeared for a time starting in the early ’70’s. Not long after, British Leyland (the new name for the old Austin and Morris badged-cars) dropped the square-nose from its lineup and continued to only offer the traditional “roundnose” Mini…
Back to the topic. Anyone have a Shorty they’d like to send to a new home?
Even if yours isn’t for sale, we’d like to see pics of yours for potential posting to our “Not For Sale” pages, where we showcase peoples’ Minis…