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Hmmm I wonder how a chopped F56 would look......:D:D

Less than a hundred Minisprints were built in the mid-sixties by a genius called Neville Trickett.

Angelica Fuentes Garcia got her driving license in Mexico at the age of 12, and won her first race at 15. At home both around the La Carrera Panamericana race and inside a full-sized Oldsmobile from the fifties, this lady no doubt needed something special once she moved to England with her husband.

Keith Mainand delivered, getting a rare Minisprint and shipping it to France to be restored by the man who built these things back in period. But what's a Minisprint to begin with?

A Guy called Geoff Thomas heard about Americans chopping their cars to make them look cool, and thought that's exactly what the Mini needed in order to be lighter, more aerodynamic and therefore more successful at racing. He approached Neville Trickett, an innovative Mini racer possessing the necessary skills to make this happen, and so the work began in 1965.

Unfortunately, after cutting around three inches out of the metal and the glass, the Minisprints were too heavily altered for the 1966 saloon car classes, forcing them into the ultra competitive GT class. No Mini had any chance up there, so Geoff Thomas and Neville Trickett had to abandon the idea after less than two years of production, despite creating something rather special.

Stirling Moss had one of these, and now, so does Angelica Fuentes Garcia:
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