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Outspan (Orange) Mini

outspan9The Outspan Orange car was shaped like an orange, had orange skin-textured bodywork, and looked like an orange but was, in fact, a Mini (albeit a highly modified Mini).

Six of the customised minis were commissioned by Outspan from a company called Brian Waite Enterprise Ltd, based at Bodium in East Sussex.

They were built between 1972 and 1974 and were used in advertising campaigns in the UK and on the Continent.

The car had a top speed of 30 mph (it became unstable above 30 and prone to roll over).

One of the original Outspan Minis is now situated at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and often used for promotions in Britain while another of the six is known to be based in South Africa.

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