Someone I know through a friend has decided it's time to sell one of his Minis, it is a Fiberglass Mini Pickup. At the moment I don't know too much information about it however what I do know I've listed below...
He made it from an old Mini Pickup he purchased, chopped up to create a mold and this was the first and only shell he has made with the mold. Due to this I believe he has the V5 from the original Mini Pickup he chopped so would still be 'legal' in a sense of MOT's and such I presume? Made in black fiberglass so doesn't require painting. Has a hoop bonded into it and he can put an internal cage in if I want one, is a hoop enough ridgitity for a fiberglass shell?
Apparantly he made it an extra wide (not sure if width or length) cab to get that extra bit of room, need to see this in person to understand fully what he has done.
It has a 1071 engine, not an original Cooper S however so presume it is some mix between a 998 block and 1275 head? He has refered to it as a 'banded engine block' but unsure what this means, again need to see it in person to understand.
Seats have been custom made in bare fiber glass but sealed with gel and sealant so there isn't any loose fibers.
Been told it's fully running and driveable but don't think it currently has an MOT.
What are peoples thoughts on Fiberglass shells, are they worth having and what kind of price are they pulling? Seen normal pickups go from 10-20k but never seen a fiberglass one for sale before...