This 1966 “Heinz Hornet” is a rare, convertible conversion of a Wolseley Hornet, a upscale variant of the classic “roundnose” Mini.
It was one of 57 built by Crayford as part of a promotional contest in the UK for Heinz food products.
Additional information is on the placard shown in the photo gallery.
A standard Wolseley Hornet and its sister, the Riley Elf, feature vertical grilles and an extended boot (trunk).
This Heinz Hornet was spotted in 2004 at the national “East Meets West” Mini Meet.The national event is held every four years. That year, it was in Illinois. [ note: the national Mini Meet event in 2019 will be in Snowmass, Colorado.]
Its owners, Jeff and Karen C, are from Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
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