Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Mosquito found in a barn

Day 3 of Three-Wheeler Week at Maximum Mini and with another rare find. Once more it was found by Stewart Adeline O'Neil, who also came up with yesterday's mystery Mini based three-wheeler (here). This one is not quite so mysterious though - it's a Mosquito! 

And it's a Mosquito known, too, as this particular car was featured in MiniWorld magazine in 1993 as well as in Chris Rees' three-wheeler book. Frenchman Damien Lescroart keeps the register for these vehicles and had 'Q228 FDD' as one of a few unknown cars in his list. See it here. I'm sure Damien will be pleased to see it's another survivor. Let's hope it will be saved soon.


More green than blue, but that really is a Mosquito under there!
Picture Stewart Adeline O'Neil

Most of the Mosquitos are known - this one wasn't until now 
Picture Stewart Adeline O'Neil

'Q228 FDD' dates back to August 1987 and is registered using an 848 engine
Picture Stewart Adeline O'Neil

It was featured in MiniWorld and in Chris Rees' three-wheeler book in the early 1990s
Picture MiniWorld / Jeroen Booij archive

Malvern Autocraft still offered it for sale as the Triad during 1993 MiniWorld feature 
Picture MiniWorld / Jeroen Booij archive

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