Min­is­print Trav­eller

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 10 Quirky Mini Conversions -

It’s among the coolest-look­ing Minis ever, thanks to its low-line roof, com­bined with es­tate body­work. Like its sa­loon cousin, it was the work of Neville Trick­ett and a de­gree of con­fu­sion has sur­rounded this car ever since it first broke cover in 1966. Un­til re­cently it was widely as­sumed that it was a one-off, built as an un­of­fi­cial ‘works truck’. How­ever, pho­tos ex­ist which show Min­is­print Trav­ellers with dif­fer­ent reg­is­tra­tion num­bers and slight de­tail al­ter­ations. Trick­ett him­self re­cently con­firmed that they were in fact the same car. How­ever, the con­ver­sion was briefly of­fered for pub­lic con­sump­tion by Cors­ley Garage, with at least one ad ap­pear­ing in print which trum­peted the Trav­eller as be­ing ‘the last word in cus­tomis­ing for those who en­joy their driv­ing’. Prices started at £750 and ru­mour has it that Steve McQueen had two, but it is now widely held that only one car was ever made. DID YOU KNOW? The pro­to­type was re­cently dis­cov­ered in Aus­tralia.

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