Mini 1.3 Sport (diecast 1:18, Solido)

  • Mini 1.3 Sport (from 1997)
  • Solido
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • purple
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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History and Origin of the Miniature

The model car shown in the 1/18 scale is an accurate replica of a Mini 1.3 Sport, an iconic vehicle produced from 1959 to 2000. This particular generation was one of the last iterations of the classic Mini design. This compact car was designed by Alec Issigonis in England and was manufactured by British Motor Corporation (BMC), later sold under various brands like Austin and Morris. The Mini was known for its small size, innovative front-wheel-drive configuration, and surprisingly spacious interior, making it popular among urban drivers.


This modelcar in the collection of Oldtimer is one of currently 29.490 registered models on Modelly!



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Interesting Technical Data and Features

The Mini 1.3 Sport was powered by a 1.3-liter engine producing 63 horsepower. Its performance was optimized by the advanced front-wheel-drive and transaxle arrangement, enhancing handling and maneuverability significantly. The engine, an improved version of the reliable A-series engines, evolved over the years. The introduction of Hydroelastic suspension in 1964 added comfort and stability. The Mini had a top speed of around 144 km/h (89 mph) and could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in about 12 seconds, making it a respectable contender in its segment.

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Context and Significant Events

The cultural landscape during the production of the last Mini 1.3 Sport generation in 1996 was also noteworthy. In the same year, movies like "Independence Day" hit theaters worldwide, creating a buzz. The music scene was dominated by the Spice Girls with their hit song "Wannabe," and the PlayStation 1 revolutionized the gaming experience. These examples provide a vibrant context to understand the cultural backdrop in which this car was originally created.

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Details about the Miniature and Its High Level of Detail

The miniature shown is a 1/18 scale model car manufactured by the renowned company Solido and is part of the collection of Modelly member "Oldtimer." This model is made of die-cast material, ensuring high detail and durability. Remarkable details include the authentic rally headlights at the front, accurate wheels, and the precision-painted metallic burgundy body. The white racing stripes running across the hood and roof enhance its sporty look. Overall, the miniature showcases impressive details, from the classic round headlights to the chrome bumpers and faithfully replicated interiors. This miniature captures the charm and character of the real Mini 1.3 Sport remarkably well.


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