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aeronca65t
01-27-2004, 03:36 PM
interesting Mini-based Midas Coupe. I've seen similar Marcos cars, but never this brand:

https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2454284303&category=6472#ebayphotohosting

Steve
01-27-2004, 03:50 PM
I had a Corgi model of this car with wheels you could take off.........I may still have it, although I doubt if the wheels will be there now.

ThomP
01-27-2004, 05:55 PM
There was one of these floating aroung "Spring Thing" in Orlando a few years ago. I have always liked the styling. It kind of shows what could have become of the Mini, if BMC had survived and had developed or progressed the line like other cars.

I know it's blasphemy...

Xracer
01-27-2004, 08:30 PM
One of our members has another Mini-based sportscar.....a '67 Unipower GT that he races.

https://www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/149/

Bugeye58
01-27-2004, 10:22 PM
Unipowers were fun little cars to drive. It's a shame there were so few of them built. I had a friend in Arizona that used to let me take his for the occasional thrash.
Jeff

huck6
02-05-2004, 01:22 PM
Interesting. But it is even more interesting that no one, IMHO, has been able to truly improve on the original design. Minis are sort of like Jeeps, a timeless marriage of form and function. images/icons/smile.gif

huck6
02-05-2004, 01:51 PM
Interesting. But it is even more interesting that no one, IMHO, has been able to truly improve on the original design. Minis are sort of like Jeeps, a timeless marriage of form and function. images/icons/smile.gif

Ernst Blofeld
03-14-2004, 06:32 PM
The Midas was a UK kit car based on Mini/Metro mechanicals.

I believe the factory went up in flames over ten years ago. However, the little car had an extremely strong plastic composite body. The owner of Midas, Harold Dermott, became the chief body engineer for the...McLaren F1.