Lester’s mini Mini

Retired Napier mechanic Lester Atherfold, 67, has transformed his 1964 Mini 85 into an even mini-er Mini trimming the 1ft long British classic car to a mere 7ft 1ins. Atherfold sliced 2ft from the middle, narrowed the chassis, and fitted a new transmission, sub-frame, clutch and dashboard. He said: “The Mini was the only car in the world that would fit in the motor home, all the others were too big and tall. The car gives us our freedom from the motor-home when we are away on holiday. It allows us to see and do things which we would otherwise not be able to do if we just had the motor home. We can see and do things that would otherwise be impossible. What other car would fit under your bed?”


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