Trimin - 1971

Trimins were built by Kim Argyle. He built 3 Trimins, including a single seater version in order to attempt a land speed record. All Trimins have been located.

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Single seaterSingle_seater.html

GOM666D was originally fitted with an 850 cc engine. I don't really know its date of building as the date of registration on the V5 is the date of registration of the donor Mini used to build it.

I had an e-mail from Kim Argyle who told me that the engine (a 1275 cc Cooper S engine bored to 1400 cc) was being rebuilt to fit in the car!

There seems to be no big difference with the prototype (ABW5J) but I only have those three pictures. More pictures could reveal some evolutions.

If you have any information regarding this car, please, send me an e-mail.

UPDATE, June 2013: I’ve been in touch with James (Kim Argyle’s stepson). He told me that Kim has bought the car in 2006, after being left outside for 16 years, after an MOT failure for rust on the chassis! As Kim still have the jigs and moulds, James has build a new chassis. It’s not finished yet but it should be back on the road in the next months or years.

I was disappointed to learn that the three pictures I had were taken in the late 70’s. After being left outside for 16 years, you can easily imagine that it was in poor condition when Kim bought it in 2006...

More informations and pictures should follow soon from James.

Name on V5

Chassis number

Built by

Date of first registration

Actual registration

Original registration

Original engine

Actual engine

Actual owner

Number of previous owners

Actual location


Kim Argyle


(Donor car)



848 cc

1275 cc


Kim Argyle