Model: (Click to see more) 58483: Mini Cooper '94 Monte Carlo
Status: Runner
Date: 17-Aug-2014
Comments: 15
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Last instalment of my converted M03L BMW Mini Cooper chassis with Rover/94 Monte Carlo bodied Cooper-Racing Mini!!!




I got my smaller tyres fitted, they are still too big IMO, even though I had to chop out some more of this most beautiful body for the wheels to steer.... ouchy! I even had to round-off the edges of the treads to give a liitle more clearance. What a geek, but I believe it has a more 'classic racer' look now, ahem.


More chrome detailing, some light stickerage, and some scuffs from some running with the Sport tuned (since seized, and replaced with the stock 540 now).


This car is lovely, I love it, it is the Mini I knew and loved as a boy (my first two cars were Minis), and Tamiya have done it proud with their Lexan shell - the detail is still amazing!




This toy gets a place in the boot of the new family clunker, oh yes. It is a blast in the supermarket car park. Thank you for your time, now back to play---





1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Wheels were tooo big, damn it! Now sorted! Top shot. Shiny.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Holidays Competition Entry - Hillclimbing mini

Comments

robertoro

17-Aug-2014

I LOVE this car for many reason, first : i have the real mini coupe s, and second, MONTECARLO RALLY is in ITALY territory, enjoy this 'toys' VAMOSSS..

GreatDane

17-Aug-2014

The looks is spot on. Well done. Still love it

yogi-bear

17-Aug-2014

thats got a good racer look about it.

RallyeBaz

17-Aug-2014

WOW that is stunning. Love Pic 1

Crash Cramer

18-Aug-2014

Whoa, look at all those angles, man, a shiny top means you haven't flipped it over, good driving. I am still trying to figure out if those lines all along the side is light reflecting off the lexan body or if it is maybe some 'rubbing is racing' marks as seen in photo 9.
I tell you one thing, if this pulled up along side me at a stop light, I wouldn't even try, it still just looks too badddasss to me.

bdamit

18-Aug-2014

Thanks chaps.
I still hanker after a full size Mini, but where we live is 4x4 territory... not even a Mini Moke would manage!

@Ccramer: no rubbing or scrapes yet, just some bumpage on the front and rear. My kitchen is too small for club race events.
Later I will post photos of the eventual rollover !!

delux

18-Aug-2014

That's one mean looking little Mini! Awesome work!

pastimesteve

18-Aug-2014

That looks BAD to the bone! Awesome little mini.

MAD-BEE

18-Aug-2014

How many more times on the TC??
So pleased its back again!! Looks Fantastic pal!!

HornetRacer 1971

18-Aug-2014

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

bdamit

18-Aug-2014

Thanks!
@MADB: I promise that the next time I post this again is when it is on its roof!

the-way

18-Aug-2014

That is the MINI COOPER! Absolutely awesome and scale!!

MAD-BEE

18-Aug-2014

I will look forward to seeing this smashing looking mini in action then!

Wyoming

19-Aug-2014

very nice mean little machine

johnny4cross

28-Aug-2014

Great pics and this thing looks like it might bite me.


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