For those who have Jon Pressnell's Mini: The Definitive History, Chris Rees's The Complete Catalogue of the Mini and other books/works, there are a few images of interesting and perplexing little known Mini prototypes that am curious in finding out more about:
1) The first example would be on page 145 in Jon Pressnell's book on a white 5-door "tallboy" estate mocked up in Experimental during the mid-1970s.
2) The second would be on pages 158-159 in Jon Pressnell's book on the Mini-Mini prototype (shown in BIW form), am particularly intrigued by the flat-front of the Mini-Mini both in terms of looks and potentially improving engine accessibility as well as its similarity to Project Ant (aka Barrel Car) and the Mini-based 9X prototypes. It is surprising such a front-end was not carried over to the non-Clubman fronted mk3 Mini (ADO20) as an update of the Classic Mini alongside the Clubman, given its potential to improve engine accessibility.
3) A third example would be in page 196 of Chris Rees book on the Wide-Body Clubman prototype, have read elsewhere of it allegedly sharing the same width as the Allegro and essentially being a SWB version of the latter (with possible scope for installation of the larger heavier E-Series units as was reputedly the case with a few experimental Clubman prototypes outside of the Andy Saunders Mini one-offs).
4) And lastly would be a pre-Ryder Report proposal for a comprehensive re-jig of the ADO20 Mini, giving it a full tailgate, folding rear seats and wrap around bumpers. Also a 2 door model without the tailgate. Also a 5 door Clubman fronted saloon sitting on a wheelbase 10 inches longer than the estate.
Outside of the above, are there any other little known Mini prototypes or experimental projects / mock-ups that you are interested in knowing more about?