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We don't know what kind of sick person would do such a thing to a MINI Cooper S? But we have to say, even if you don't think it's cool, it's at least done well.

The German Car Scene says Benedikt Schiermeyer turned a perfectly innocent Cooper S into a virtual MINlamino at the request of a customer. Great job, Benedikt. It almost looks factory, and the wood floor in the bed is a very nice touch. But, personally, I think I'd rather have one of the original Mini trucks.

We'd love to hear from either Benedikt or the owner of this cute little custom to find out more about how it was created. Shoot us a note if either of you are reading.

GCS has more photos including one taken during the build.

[Source: German Car Scene]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      #2 - It's not photoshop.

      There's a Toyota like this in Asia.. Like a chopped bB with an open bed for the surfboard. I don't remember the name though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A miniamino? that's crazy talk... unless... of course... you live in the US and have seen the tons of redbull miniaminos.
      • 8 Years Ago
      MINIamino? No fair stealing Jalop's schtick.

      This does look great. It'd be even better if he got the hatch door off a convertible BMW Mini. It is bottom hinged and would work great as an operable tailgate.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I own an 84 Mini Cooper (or 64, if you're the government...) but I know that at one point Austin made a Mini Pick-up. It was based off of the long wheelbase platform like the Mini Traveller, and this is actually a very good modern interpretation regardless of your position on whether a Mini pick-up should exist at all. The fact that the factory made something like that is sort of unbelievable today.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good vehicle for someone whose work is tending bonsai trees.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd have called Photoshop, its that outragious and well done. Great job.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's done much better than the ones red bull has, I love it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The original El Camino was stupid. This is criminally stupid. I'd be ashamed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Or wait for the "long" wheelbase version of the forthcoming Mini Traveller and then install two rearward-facing seats. It could be called the Mini Banger (well, it's an English sausage, and BRAT was already taken).

      The seats would be necessary were it to be made at the factory, or else it would be subject to the 25% "chicken tax" tarriff. That's why the Subaru BRAT had the seats. Subaru officially said that BRAT stood for "Bi-drive Recreational All-Terrain," but we at carbuzzard.com know it was really "Brazen Ruse to Avoid Tarriff."

      Philbert J Thombockle
      http://www.carbuzzard.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      I also forgot to mention that the July 2006 issue of "Classic Motorsports" Magazine has a brief write up of a 72 Mini Pick-up in the "Big Fun With 10 Little Minis" article
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw one Friday at the University of Maryland.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Consider this - he probably got it to lose a good 150--200 lbs of insulation, metal, glass, seats, etc. Really the car's a 2 seater anyway...
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