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Morris Mini

Morris Mini "Plum Mini"-1960

This is a custom-designed Mini built on a stock Mini drive train.  As you can see, the car has been cut in half.  The back seat was removed and approximately 2 feet has been cut out of the body.  They are referred to as “Mini Mini” or “Shorty Mini.”  A few are known to exist in the U.S. and Europe.  This custom job was done by a man in Alaska.  He  then gave the car to his nephew in Oregon.  Its third home is Tennessee.
Manufacturer:  Austin  Motor Co., Ltd.
Country of Origin:  Great Britain
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front engine, front wheel drive
Engine:  48 hp, 4 cylinder, 850cc
Transmission:  4 speed
Top Speed:  50 miles per hour
Years of Production:  Unknown for custom built car
Number Produced:  Few
Original Cost:  Unknown

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