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A Mini Wildgoose
|Assembly||Worthing, Sussex, England|
|Body and chassis|
|Platform||Mini Mk1 Van|
|Engine||848 cc (52 cu in)|
The Mini Wildgoose was a motorhome based on a Mini. It was particularly designed for the "retired couple" and was believed[by whom?] to reach speeds of 70 mph (112 km/h) but a cruising speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) was probably more realistic.
The Mini Wildgoose was produced in limited numbers by a company in Sussex in the South of England during the 1960s. For the vehicle a BMC Mini van was needed and then a conversion kit which cost either £445, £480 or £601. It was, at least in theory, also possible to buy the complete vehicle with conversion completed.
With the Mini Wildgoose conversion, four seats were provided in a dinette and a double bed was also accommodated. Equipment included was a table, curtains, cupboards and water carriers.
Supplementary equipment was also available, which can be compared to today's camper experiences, such as;
- Combined luggage rack and spare wheel container
- Extended wing mirrors
- Hammock type bunk
- Undersealing of cab.
- http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/images/Wldgse_4.jpg Wildgoose specifications