World's Smallest RV? Mini Wildgoose
It might be hard to live down to that exact headline billing. And this Mini-based Wildgoose RV is certainly bigger than the human-powered RV we covered here. But of you’ve ever been around an original Mini, you’ll be able to appreciate the scale of this rig.
If it helps to have a human in the shot for perspective, here it is. Built during the late sixties with the retired couple in mind, the Wildgoose was a pretty clever design, with its pop top, and taking advantage of the Mini’s low rear floor. With all of 850 cc and some 34 hp or so, it was designed to be puttered about the English countryside in a relaxed fashion; top speed might be about fifty.
Here’s one in its roadworthy lowered state. Someone just needs to bring one of these up to Cooper S trim.
David C. Holzman on May 09, 2010
Adorable. I wonder though how much the thing weighs, and how far it has to go before it needs another valve job. I had a friend during senior year of HS who had one of these. He'd drive it the 800 mile round trip from Los Altos Hills in the Peninsula to LA and back, and have to give it a valve job.
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