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#1 MacGyver

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:42 PM

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I have seen lots of people talking about the mini-remastered, but that is just building a new car with an old ID&plates.
This one on the other hand is built from scratch and then registered as new with crash tests and all. Proper Helvetian engineering at work!
There will only be 5 built, so get in line!
Only 150'000chf (114'000gbp) a piece...
 
Enjoy!
https://www.meanie.ch/en/
 
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Edited by MacGyver, 28 December 2017 - 04:20 PM.


#2 CityEPete

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

Bit of a solution to a non existent problem, and with the engine at the wrong end, lol.

#3 minifreek1

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

Thats a lot of money really, same as the other 'New' Mini built at £80,000

 

I love Mini's but, thats just a silly price for one, when you can easily buy a Ferrari or Lamborghini etc....



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

Thats a lot of money really, same as the other 'New' Mini built at £80,000
 
I love Mini's but, thats just a silly price for one, when you can easily buy a Ferrari or Lamborghini etc....

I totally agree, but contrary to the other remastered mini, this is a NEW mini.
I'm more of a purist myself and agree it has the engine in the wrong place and its just silly money for what it is BUT it actually means there will be 5 more mini's in the world and not just some modified renewed ones...
Seing the number of minis constantly going down, it just reassured me to see the number go up for once. 😇

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

I would rather have a fully restored as original Mk.1 Cooper'S' plus a Porsche 911 and still have some cash left to spare 😎.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:15 AM

I would rather have a fully restored as original Mk.1 Cooper'S' plus a Porsche 911 and still have some cash left to spare 😎.


Would be great!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

I don't understand the whole crash-test stuff, I though it was quite an involved process??

 

For the crash test, a demolition-ripe Mini was converted and driven against a wall

 

That doesn't sound particularly scientific.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

I don't understand the whole crash-test stuff, I though it was quite an involved process??
 

For the crash test, a demolition-ripe Mini was converted and driven against a wall

 
That doesn't sound particularly scientific.
Figure of speech... It passed the euro Ncap n'all.
Its all in the link. 😉

Edit:
Ah...actually it doesn't... But it does on another paper I have somewhere... 😐

Edited by MacGyver, 03 January 2018 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

It will be at the Geneva motor show, will take some pictures and ask some questions if anyone is interested?
SORRY, WRONG INFO FROM A FRIEND, IT WILL BE THE DAVID BROWN ONE. SAME OFFER STANDS THO.

Edited by MacGyver, 06 March 2018 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:40 PM

 

I don't understand the whole crash-test stuff, I though it was quite an involved process??
 

For the crash test, a demolition-ripe Mini was converted and driven against a wall

 
That doesn't sound particularly scientific.
Figure of speech... It passed the euro Ncap n'all.
Its all in the link.

Edit:
Ah...actually it doesn't... But it does on another paper I have somewhere...

 

 

No way will a classic Mini pass the current Euro Ncap tests no matter how much re-engineering is carried out, not even the millions spent by BMW on updating the MPi Mini with airbags, side impact bars, etc could do that....it was only exempted then due to having been in continuous production for so many years as an old design.


Edited by mab01uk, 06 March 2018 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

I was chatting with zcars a few weeks back and they actually made the frames for these. Not crash test related but I thought people might find it interesting! The frame has the removable rear cradle they have been working on so that you can change to a different engine in the future if you wanted. Just need another cradle made up instead of the whole frame.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

From an administrative point of view, this is a pretty impressive achievement. Getting EU type approval (limited series) for a heavily modified 50s design can be a monumental bureaucratic task, not to mention expensive! I don't know if you guys in the UK appreciate how easy you got it by comparison with access to the points system and the possibility of submitting your custom vehicle for an IVA, and an entire industry to defend that accessibility.


Edited by superchiwawa, 06 March 2018 - 03:47 PM.





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