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 Post subject: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Not a Mk1 question but, are there any Vortz Minis still left in the UK ?
All I can see are cars in Japan, I know most of them were sold to Japan.
If possible pictures, Facebook is known to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Votrz Minis
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:45 pm 
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take a look to swiftune facebook page,

They just published a vortz mini picture

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:23 pm 
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I spotted this one at Brooklands in 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:01 pm 
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I don't think the car in the pictures is Vortz, it looks like on of the limited run of cars that was done by the revived (only in name) Downton


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:40 pm 
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Thanks for the pictures, but yes that is a Downton ClubSport

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:08 pm 
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recall this car, seen here at Bulee in 2009, was vortz/had vortz bits on it

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
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The white one is "JEX 5". As far as I know, this was used by Nick Vortz as some kind of working test bed for his developments and he used it for some years as a regular transport...

Would be interesting to know, if it´s still in Nick Vortz´s possession or not?


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:06 pm 
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JEX 5 still got its center lock wheels... nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:41 pm 
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Thanks for the picture, hope it is still there some where. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:20 pm 
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Found this photo I took of probably one of the first road going Mini's (brand new on trade plates) fitted with 13" wheels and modern 175/50 low profile Pirelli P7 tyres as seen on the Vortz 'Cooper Car Company' stand at the Beaulieu Cooper Day in the late 1980's/early 90's. I went straight home and bought a set but have long since gone back to 10's....

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