Hard To Believe A Mini Lurks Beneath

Hard To Believe A Mini Lurks Beneath

1989 Innocenti DeTomaso Mini Turbo

Indeed, this thoroughly-Eighties-looking hatch is ultimately based on a classic Mini bodyshell, though nearly everything else has been changed. Bertone styling, a turbocharged three-cylinder from Daihatsu, and a real, non-Hydrolastic suspension – and obviously, Italian assembly make this so far from Sir Alec Issigonis’ baby.

It looks like so much fun. It appears to be in nearly perfect condition, too, so occasional commuting in dry weather might be acceptable.

It’s on eBay in Virginia with reserve not yet met.

1989 Innocenti DeTomaso Mini Turbo red front quarter

1989 Innocenti DeTomaso Mini Turbo engine 1989 Innocenti DeTomaso Mini Turbo interior 1989 Innocenti DeTomaso Mini Turbo red rear quarter

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