September 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm #234332Paul AllainParticipant
ThisThis Mini Mark Kit car pulled into my mechanics yard looking for repairs. Never knew they even exixted. Now my mechanic is looking around to see if he can find one for himself.September 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm #251990edward ericsonParticipant
cute. basically that’s our car.September 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm #251991newkitmanParticipant
Sort of looks like a Mercedes Gazelle kit car with a removable hard top. I still like our TDs better. Kinda like the Bugatti kit cars as well.
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackSeptember 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm #251992ray10Participant
by chance did you take any more pic. I would like to see the rest of the car?Never mind I found a couple of them for sale.Guess i should have looked before asking.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48September 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm #251993ray10Participant
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The Mini Mark was a fiberglass kit
car produced by the same people that made the Maxi – Taxi in Bremen, Indiana.
The body was a direct bolt on to the Volkswagen Beetle pan. Because of the
seating arangement, the brake and clutch and shift linkage had to be moved back
19″ and also the Steering was lengthened. The front suspension was cut, lowered
due to lighter body and re welded.
The “Mark” part of the name came from the grill housing
which is a FoMoCo Part from the Lincoln Mark IV . It is a “cute” vehicle that is
small, uncomfortable, and not too drivable. the wheels supplied with the kit
were from American Racing and were “wire basket” They quickly succumbed to rust
and the chrome plating on the wheels was poorly applied and soon flaked. These
are the same wheels painted aluminum and then chrome-plastic covers applied (as
on the side mount spare) for cosmetic purpose.
This app;ication is on a standard 1964 beetle and is a
fun car, but seldom driven.
The grand children get
a kick out of helping Grandpaw Tom work on the Mini and taking short rides in
it. Lucy (above) seems to be saying “Look at me!” while Erin (below) weems more
interested in where whe has been than where she is going.
My daughter, Shelley, has probably put the most miles on
it as whe used it all summer the year she was “cow-sitting” at various county
fairs around Illinois.
http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm #251994Dan OgleParticipant
Paul don’t know if your mechanic ever found one or not or if he is still looking if he is you may want to tell him about this one.December 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm #251995Paul AllainParticipant
As far as I know he hasn’t. I’ll definately forward this link to him. Thanks!March 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm #251996Timothy TimmParticipant
If you would like additional information on the Mini Mark please visit my web blog theminimark.blogspot.com I don’t represent any cars or posts but there are two which are interested in selling.March 20, 2013 at 5:03 am #251997greg pressParticipant
At one time i had my eye on one on e- bay and was thinking about bidding.Then i saw my LR.Another choice would of been a 1929 Gazelle.With the Gazelle i didn’t like it that the windshield was so low bugs in your teeth.April 30, 2014 at 4:13 am #251998Terry ZoeschParticipant
I am thinking of selling my built by factory yellow Mini Mark IV. Has factory AIR and was listed in original sales brochure. Have both hardtop and soft top. Always stored. Under 13000 miles. Built in 82. Thinking around $10,000. All original including both fender tires and wire wheels all around.April 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm #251999Rich KallenbergerParticipant
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