Mini Cooper S MK 1 (diecast 1:18, Kyosho)

  • Mini Cooper S MK 1 (from 1959)
  • Kyosho
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • green
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Introduction to the Original: The Mini Cooper S MK 1

The Mini Cooper S MK 1 is a legendary car that has left a lasting impression in automotive history. Manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), the first Mini Cooper S MK 1 was introduced in 1963 and remained in production until 1967. The name "Mini" stands for a compact and efficient design, created by Sir Alec Issigonis. The Cooper S, named after the legendary race car constructor John Cooper, was renowned for its sporty modifications and racing performance. The Mini Cooper S MK 1 was an evolution of the original Mini introduced in 1959. Key improvements included a more powerful engine, disc brakes, and enhanced suspension.

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Technical Data and Features of the Mini Cooper S MK 1

The Mini Cooper S MK 1 was powered by a 1,275 cc four-cylinder engine producing approximately 76 hp. This power output was remarkable for the time and helped the Mini Cooper S achieve numerous racing victories, including several wins at the Monte Carlo Rally. Another technical feature was the compact body, providing the car with excellent maneuverability and a low weight. The original design also featured advanced rubber spring suspension, later replaced by a more conventional Hydrolastic suspension. The front disc brakes were another technical highlight.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by Kyosho, based on the Mini Cooper S MK 1

The 1/18 scale model car from Kyosho showcased here is a detailed replica of the Mini Cooper S MK 1. Crafted from high-quality die-cast material, this model offers impressive detail accuracy. The miniature car is painted in an elegant dark green color, perfectly mimicking the classic color scheme of many originals. Apart from the paint job, the meticulously crafted chrome details such as the grille, bumpers, and wheels immediately catch the eye. The authentic headlights, taillights, and visible brand emblems are also noteworthy. The model is part of the collection of Modelly member "Fred" and provides a realistic representation of the actual vehicle.

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Interesting Events in the Context of the 1963 Production Year of the Mini Cooper S MK 1

To provide a context of the time, let's look at some significant events from the year 1963. This year marked the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. It was also the year when the Beatles released the album "Please Please Me," exerting a major influence on pop culture. Additionally, Martin Luther King Jr. led his famous "I Have a Dream" protest march in Washington, D.C., a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. These historical events underscore the era when the Mini Cooper S MK 1 hit the market, emphasizing the timeless and cultural heritage of this vehicle.


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