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Jadi, BMW Mini

by Peter
Categories: BMW, Cars, Diecast models, Jadi, Mini
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The new shaped Mini has been around a while now and a common car to be seen on the streets on a daily basis, built and designed by their owners BMW, it’s probably almost as popular now as the older mini was in it’s day.

A  little while back I received a few 1:18 scale diecast Mini’s from my other half’s office as they were looking for someone that wanted them or would of ended up in the rubbish , so I inherited them, two are metallic green with graphics and another is metallic blue, again with graphics, the boxes are a bit crushed and one completely missing, they have been sitting by my desk for a while and finally found time to open one and take some pictures.

I’m not a collector of 1:18 scale, mainly because I don’t have the space, but this one I will keep for now.

There is some nice detailing and fully opening doors, boot and bonnet but I expected more from such a large scale, no doubt these come from the lower end of the diecast market, but still nicely done, Bburago, Maisto and Kyosho have their own versions of the 1:18 scale mini and strangely enough they all have the same wheels!

This one has a really nice green metallic paint job and a very 70′s graphic overlay.

From close up you can see the lack of fine detail normally expected on this scale.

I do have yet another Mini, this one is a convertible and is unnamed and first glace they look the same but all the details are different and this one is plastic rather than diecast.

They will now both live together in my collection.

The other two will be sold.

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The real car

The hatchback/hardtop Mini was the first model of the new generation Mini, introduced in 2001, and was back then known as simply Mini. It was available in Cooper, Cooper S and One variations at launch. In many European markets, the Mini One was powered by a 1.4 litre  version of the Tritec engine but all other petrol powered Minis used the 1.6 litre version.

For far more on the original mini and the BMW Mini see the wikipedia page by Clicking Here