Austin Mini Cooper S (diecast 1:16, Solido)

  • Austin Mini Cooper S (from 1964)
  • Solido
  • 1:16
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • green
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The iconic Austin Mini Cooper S at a glance

The original Austin Mini Cooper S is a milestone in automotive history, first introduced in 1961 as part of the first generation of the Mini series. This compact car series was originally designed to offer an affordable and efficient vehicle for the masses. Designed by Alec Issigonis, the Mini stood out for its revolutionary design featuring a transversely mounted engine and front-wheel drive, providing excellent driving characteristics and remarkable space utilization. The Austin Mini Cooper S variant particularly stood out for its more powerful engine options and enhanced features.


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Technical data and highlights of the original

The Austin Mini Cooper S was renowned for its sporty performance and came equipped with a 1.3-liter engine known for its reliability and power. The engine performance included increased top speed and improved acceleration compared to its predecessors. In the year of its debut, 1961, the Mini Cooper S offered a variety of features that were highly innovative for the time. A significant technological advancement was the hydrolastic suspension system, ensuring a comfortable and stable ride.

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Technical details and historical context

The first generation of the Austin Mini Cooper S had to compete against its predecessors like the Mini MK1, bringing significant technical improvements in vehicle electronics and body design. John Cooper, the renowned British racing car builder, played a key role in the development and enhancement of the Mini Cooper S. In 1961, the year the Mini Cooper S was first unveiled, significant global events like Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight and The Beatles' release of "Please Please Me" took place, providing an intriguing historical context for the era of the Mini Cooper S.

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A detailed model for collectors

The model car presented here in a scale of 1/16 is a precise replica of the original Austin Mini Cooper S. Manufactured by Solido and based on the Diecast material, the model captures the iconic features of the original, including clear body and interior details. The miniature from the collection of Modelly member "Fred" stands out with a meticulous color scheme in classic British Racing Green with a contrasting white roof. Special attention should be given to the meticulously modeled details like the doors, window frames, and the shiny chrome parts.


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