Friday, 12 October 2018

Mystery Mini derivative (52)

Another mystery Mini based creature that asks for some clarification. What is this three-wheeler seen below? Oh, hang on, I actually know what it is supposedly named: the RRS Wasp, since the pictures were published in Kit Car magazine with a few lines, many moons ago.
In fact the three-wheeler was spotted at the Stoneleigh kit car show in the late 1980s where it was brought to by then-owner Terry Chambers. Chambers had just saved it from a Lincolnshire scrapyard. He is said to have brought it to the show "to see whether anyone could identify it". To further quote from the article: "The car is built on a beautifully constructed steel tube chassis, the quality of which does not seem to match the standard of its styling." Perhaps anyone here knows more..?

UPDATE 6 November 2018: It survives and is for sale! Click here.

This is believed to be the (or a?) RRS Wasp. A three-wheeler shrouded in mystery
Picture Kit Car Magazine / Jeroen Booij archive

The car supposedly used 1100 or 1300 power but any further information is unknown
Picture Kit Car Magazine / Jeroen Booij archive


  1. The vehicle (RRS Wasp) is currently at Eagle Autos Ltd based in Ryton, Warwickshire, for more information please do not hesitate to contact us on 02476 305227 or 07340174191.