GTM Coupe (Mini Based Kit Car) in for Tuning this week

This Quirky GTM Coupe was dropped off earlier in the week by a recovery truck with some rough running issues.

The Coupé is a mid-engined two-seater sports car designed to give outstanding performance for its time, and impeccable handling. The design composed of two Mini front subframes, with traditional Mini rubber cone suspension, linked by a sheet steel semi-monocoque chassis. The chassis’ deep centre tunnel backbone is supplemented by two generous sills.

The car is mid-engined: the rear subframe contained the engine as in a Mini with the steering arms locked in position with adjustable rods and ball joints. This is held in place by a 1″ square tubular space frame, all the way from the rear bulkhead.

The front subframe carried the steering rack, fuel tank and radiator. Brakes and wheels remained as per the options available to the Mini, post April 1982 GTM coupes being designed to allow fitment of 13″ wheel. (Source:Wikipedia)

Replacement Spark Plugs, replacement Idle jets (Weber Carburettor) and a carburettor tune up was all that was required to get the GTM Coupe running perfect again.

The customer also owns another quirky vehicle, ‘The Jiffy’.

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