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1962 Austin Mini

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1962 Austin Mini

  • DESCRIPTIONIt's officially called Minissan ZSX. It took a little over 4 years and 4,000+ hours to complete. The total build cost was only about $8,000. We started with the rusty Mini shell and hand made just about everything. We learned how to work with fiberglass and made the flares, boot/trunk lid, and air scoops. It has a nitrous injected 1980's Nissan 300ZX 3.0 V6 (VG 30) engine, a 90's Nissan 300ZX 5 speed, and a narrowed rear end from a Nissan 240SX. That's why it's called Minissan. It throws you back into the seat in every gear while capable of cornering with Supercars; it redefines the term "pocket rocket." (With the radiator in the boot, it's a 50/50 weight balance.) To really appreciate Minissan you have to see under the bonnet. Go to www.classicminis.org/minissan.htm for a few before and after pictures. Also see the build video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMb8F1_vUWA&feature=channel

SPECIFICATIONS

  • STATUSFinished
  • CATEGORYImport Classics
  • CONDITIONExcellent
  • DOCUMENTATION OF ORIGINALITY:N

TRIM & BODY STYLE

  • BODYSTYLEOther
  • DOORS:Two Door

SUSPENSION

  • SUSPENSIONRacing Struts
  • CONDITIONRear suspension from a Nissan 240SX

ENGINE

  • ENGINE6 Cylinder
  • DRIVETRAIN2 wheel drive - rear
  • DISPLACEMENT3 Liters
  • HORSEPOWER400
  • ORIGINALITYReplaced Engine - Upgraded
  • CONDITIONFrom a Nissan 300ZX
  • FUELGasoline
  • EXHAUSTPerformance Exhaust

TRANSMISSION

  • TRANSMISSION5 Speed Manual
  • ORIGINALITYReplaced Transmission - Upgraded
  • CONDITIONFrom a Nissan 300ZX

EXTERIOR

  • CONDITIONFiberglass flip front, flares, scoops, boot/trunk lid
  • EXTERIOR COLORRed

INTERIOR

  • INTERIOR COLORBlack
  • SEAT MATERIALCloth
  • SEAT COLORBlack

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