Thursday, 29 November 2018

Mystery Mini derivative (54)

Well well kiddies, what have we got here? I do not know anything about this one myself, so please come in with your comments!

UPDATE 14:30: Barry Tilbury thinks it is or was a Gecko, since his Gecko uses a very similar rear suspension setup with the trailing arms but without the subframe. The front waistline fits in, too.

Mini based mystery motor has hints of several other designs...
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Interior needs some finishing. Chassis looks straightforward
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Mini trailing arms and suspension but remarkably no rear subframe...
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I don't think this is a Whitby, Scamp or Scout; Nomad, Gecko or Cub. So what is it then? (Update: Possibly a Gecko after all)
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4 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    I need to check but I think I used to work with the guy that built this - its a home made special - he called it YOOT (ute - utitlity)
    I'll come back to you if he confirms it
    By the way I am the current owner of Minus Maxi TPE 838S !!!

    Regards, Mark

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    1. It's good to hear from you Mark. Looking forwards to more!

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  2. Found a photo of the car at work so definitely "YOOT" but dont know how to send a picture of it

    I will email the guy (he retired some time ago) and see if he wants to comment

    It was on Ebay a couple of times and the secodn without V5 reg document so I guess someone bought it for the "Tax Exempt registration"....!

    I think he mentioned that it used ADO16 (Austi-Morris 1100/1300) radius arms so he could use 13 inch wheels with standard profile tyres

    Regs

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    1. That is lovely, thank you Mark! Any more information would be very welcome and useable for future book plans. Best, Jeroen

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