Please note that the cars or exhibit items shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
This is a custom-designed Mini built on a stock Mini drivetrain. As you can see, the car has been cut significantly shortened. The back seat was removed, and approximately 2 feet has been cut out of the wheelbase. Cars such as this are referred to as “Mini Minis” or “Shorty Minis”. The resulting lighter, shorter car has sometimes surprising performance, and is somewhat skittish in its handling characteristics. In other words, it’s a real handful! A few are known to exist in the U.S. and Europe. This custom job, Plum Mini, was done by a man in Alaska who then gave the car to his nephew in Oregon. Lane Motor Museum is only its third home.