GRP-bodied Mini prototypes had been made by Pressed Steel Fisher back in 1968, and one of these went to Venezeula in 1991 for evaluation. The result was the Mini Cord, made for the South American market with engines and mechanical components exported from Britain. The GRP shell is substantially the same shape as the normal Mini, even to the extent of having fake seams, but there are a few detail differences such as the rounded corners to the bonnet (right). This example was the first to be imported into Britain and is seen here at the Heritage Motor centre, Gaydon. (photos: R. Porter)
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Last updated 15th January, 2008