Damn my coworker.
I work with a guy who’s a “car guy”. He knows about all sorts of cars and engines, and he works and tinkers and rebuilds all things automotive. From brake jobs to performance engine modifications– you name it, he does it.
He even has helped his son build street racers (like their current mustang that has 800HP and runs the quarter mile in 9 seconds or something ridiculous.
But my coworker especially loves older cars — like rebuilding classic cars and making street rods. His particular niche is with old Fords. He’s won awards.
Anyway, he runs in the automotive circles and therefore he gets wind of occasional cars for sale. Cars that I may have mentioned to him in the past that I wouldn’t mind owning.
Like, say, a performance-modified 1976 Mini Cooper S.
The asking price is downright cheap, and lord help me I’m honestly considering it.
My favorite shot is the ass end of the car– it looks fucking hot. Wide and low and “racey”.
Of course the interior has been completely modified for racing, not comfort. Roll cage, 5-point harness seatbelts, gauge clusters, etc. And it’s a right-hand drive.
Things I don’t know if I like: the soft, unsnap top, the air filter/intake sticking out of the hood, the exhaust pipes reported out in front of the rear tires, etc.
But I sorta like the aluminum interior and door skins. And it has a 1300cc turbocharged engine!
Could be fun as a spring/summer toy.
The only real drawback right now is parking. I don’t have a spare space at my condo and I’d have to find a garage for it somewhere. Plus then there’s insurance and other fees.