Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
First, I think the new Minis are some of the sharpest-looking vehicles on the road today. Since I've never driven one, they may be all looks as far as I know.
Back in the 60's there was a NASA engineer in my neighborhood who used to modify the old British Mini Cooper S. He's take them down to the body shell and rewire controls into the door, rebuild the engines, and get really snappy paint jobs. The flat rooves were good for a painted Union Jack or small checkerboard pattern, and when he was done he used to race them cross-country.