One of the oddest cars I’ve seen, but there’s no denying that the Tritanic boat-shaped Mini car on eBay will get attention on the road.
Yes, that’s right, I said road. It might look like a boat and have a sailing-inspired name, but this is very much a land-based vehicle.
In fact, it started out as a 1985 Mini 998cc. However, in 2001, the car was acquired by Anthony Anchors of Didcot, who built the stern section out of English oak, with copper fittings, and modified it to a ‘tricycle’ layout.
In 2017, the current owner undertook a major overhaul, which apparently cost around £2000, working on the brake system, wiring, tyres, suspension, clutch, fuel pump, exhaust and included the fitting of an unleaded cylinder head too.
The car is also fitted with electronic ignition and ‘drives briskly and well’, with handling ‘like a normal Mini’. All working parts are standard Mini, so there are apparently no problems with spares. But you might need to know a decent boat builder if any bodywork needs a tweak.
As you might expect, the car is something that gets a considerable amount of attention out and about, so if that’s not you, then perhaps the car isn’t really your kind of thing. Oh and the seller adds that is isn’t suitable for anybody over 5’10” in height, presumably because of the compact space when driving. That probably rules out an awful lot of potential buyers.
But if it rules you in, the ‘car’ is up for auction right now on eBay. If you fancy a bid, the price at the moment is at £1,500.