What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Late night Oppo

It’s that time of night where instead of falling asleep, I’m fantasizing about Riley Elves and Wolseley Hornets, which if you didn’t already know, are basically the exact same car. It’s essentially a classic Mini, but with a cuter front end, slightly different rear sheetmetal that extands further back to give the car some small fins and make room for a larger trunk, and a slightly more luxurious interior. I want one for several reasons, mainly because I like the original Mini, but they’ve become crazy expensive and these Elf/Hornets are an absolute steal by comparison. I keep seeing Minis going for $20,000+, whereas I often see prices for decent Elf/Hornets hovering around ~$8,000. And in theory, the vast majority of performance parts you can fit to a Mini will also fit on an Elf/Hornet. If nothing else, they’re frickin’ adorable, and that’s plenty reason to want a car, right?

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