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A Century of Cars (Corgi)
1
Classic Mini Cooper
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A Century of Cars (Corgi) 1 Classic Mini Cooper

The A Century of Cars (Corgi) Classic Mini Cooper . available in red & white finish. A Century of Cars (Corgi) in detail...

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Auto Pilen
319/M319
Mini Cooper
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Auto Pilen 319/M319 Mini Cooper

The Auto Pilen Mini Cooper Shown in the 1981 Pilen Catalogue. available in met. red, bronze finish at 1:43 scale. Auto Pilen in detail...

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Auto Pilen
320
Mini Cooper
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Auto Pilen 320 Mini Cooper

The Auto Pilen Mini Cooper . available in gold plated finish at 1:43 scale. Auto Pilen in detail...

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Bburago
15059
Mini Cooper
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Bburago 15059 Mini Cooper

The Bburago Mini Cooper .. Bburago in detail...

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Budgie
6
Cooper Bristol
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Budgie 6 Cooper Bristol

The Budgie Cooper Bristol . available in blue finish. Budgie in detail...

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Cararama
251ND
Mini Cooper
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Cararama 251ND Mini Cooper

The Cararama Mini Cooper . available in green & white finish at 1:43 scale. Cararama in detail...

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Corgi
GS6
Volkswagen Truck with Trailer and Cooper-Maserati
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Corgi GS6 Volkswagen Truck with Trailer and Cooper-Maserati

The Corgi Volkswagen Truck with Trailer and Cooper-Maserati Included No 490 VW pick up Race Tender and No 156 blue #7 Cooper Maserati on a red trailer.Cost 57/6 available in various finish. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
GS12
Grand Prix Set
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Corgi GS12 Grand Prix Set

The Corgi Grand Prix Set Consisted of No.490 Volkswagen Tow Truck, No.156 Cooper Maserati later replaced by No.159 Cooper Maserati, No.155 Lotus Climax later replaced by No.158 Lotus Climax, No.330 Porsche Carrera 6, Racing Car Trailer, Mechanics, bales & bollards.. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
156
Cooper Maserati F/1
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Corgi 156 Cooper Maserati F/1

The Corgi Cooper Maserati F/1 Models numbered both 7 and 8Cost 5/9 available in blue finish. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
227
Mini Cooper Competition
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Corgi 227 Mini Cooper Competition

The Corgi Mini Cooper Competition There are lots of variations of this model with numbers 1,3 and 7 and a yellow or red interior. Some late versions do not have a white bonnet.Cost 4/3 available in blue & white, yellow & white finish at 1:42 scale. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
249
Mini Cooper De Luxe
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Corgi 249 Mini Cooper De Luxe

The Corgi Mini Cooper De Luxe .Cost 5/3 available in black finish at 1:42 scale. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
282
Mini Cooper Rally Car
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Corgi 282 Mini Cooper Rally Car

The Corgi Mini Cooper Rally Car .Cost 49p available in white finish at 1:41 scale. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi
333
BMC Mini Cooper S
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Corgi 333 BMC Mini Cooper S

The Corgi BMC Mini Cooper S . available in red finish. Corgi in detail...

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Corgi Junior
21
BVRT Vita-Min 1300 Mini Cooper S
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Corgi Junior 21 BVRT Vita-Min 1300 Mini Cooper S

The Corgi Junior BVRT Vita-Min 1300 Mini Cooper S . available in met. purple finish. Corgi Junior in detail...

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Crescent Toys
1288
Cooper Bristol 2 Litre G/Prix
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Crescent Toys 1288 Cooper Bristol 2 Litre G/Prix

The Crescent Toys Cooper Bristol 2 Litre G/Prix . available in blue finish. Crescent Toys in detail...

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Dinky
23G
Cooper-Bristol Racing Car
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Dinky 23G Cooper-Bristol Racing Car

The Dinky Cooper-Bristol Racing Car Announced as new for March 1953 in the Meccano Magazine, the Cooper-Bristol Racing Car, 23G, provided a detailed model of a Formula 2 racing car, which was showing great promise on the track. Costing 2/9, the model was also the subject of a special, extended article in the April edition. The Cooper-Bristol racing car, with its driver in a white helmet and overall driver, was 3 1/2 inches long. Finished in an Ivy Green, which was described at the time as the British racing colour, twin, silver, exhaust pipes were shown in the casting on one side of the body. The race number ‘6’ was on each side of the rear cowl. The model was introduced in March 1953 and renumbered, 233, in 1954. The Cooper-Bristol racing car was deleted in 1964.

The model was based on the successful, Cooper-Bristol CB3/52, Designed by the company for the 2-litre Formula 2 Series, CB3/52 was one of two driven as a works backed entry in races in Europe during 1952-53. The Cooper used a Bristol 2-litre engine, which produced 175 bhp. During 1952, the car raced in the Swiss; Italian; Belgian; and British Grand Prix. The car also took part in the last Marne Grand Prix, one of Europe’s fastest road races. The car had a number of notable drivers, including Stirling Moss, Ken Wharton, John Cooper, Mike Hawthorn and Juan Manuel Fangio.Cost 2/9 available in green finish at 1:38 scale. Dinky in detail...

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Dinky
208
Cooper Bristol Racing Car
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Dinky 208 Cooper Bristol Racing Car

The Dinky Cooper Bristol Racing Car See also No.233Cost 2/6 available in green finish at 1:38 scale. Dinky in detail...

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Dinky
240
Cooper Racing Car
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Dinky 240 Cooper Racing Car

The Dinky Cooper Racing Car In March 1963, the Meccano Magazine announced the introduction of Dinky Toys new series of racing cars. The second in the series, the Cooper-Climax, F1, model 240, went on sale the following month, after the launch of model 242, the F1, Ferrari.

At a 1:43 scale, the 31/4 inch (83mm) long racing car cost 3/11. Finished in powder blue, with white stripes down the nose and with the race number, twenty, the car had suspension, a plastic windscreen and a yellow helmeted driver wearing a white overall. The car’s blue engine-cowl lifts off to reveal the car’s Coventry Climax engine. Although the model was initially made for the UK market, Dinky Toys intended to make the series available in overseas markets throughout the world and the Cooper racing car appeared in French Dinky’s 1966 catalogue as model 240L.

The actual Cooper-Climax T53, F1 car, produced in Surbiton, Surrey, by John Cooper, began a motor racing revolution, which continues through to, today. Designer Owen Maddock introduced the previously unheralded rear-engine racing car. Initially developed for the Indianapolis 500, the car was driven to success by such famous drivers as Roy Salvadori, Bruce McClaren, Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss. Interest in John Cooper’s car was also shown by a young Bernie Ecclestone. In 1958, the 2litre Coventry-Climax engine, mounted in a Cooper chassis was found to be not powerful enough. However, in 1959, when the car returned to the track with the more powerful 2.5 litre engine, Jack Brabham drove the car to success in the US Grand Prix, at Sebring and went on to become the world champion.

Engine manufacturer, Coventry-Climax, producer of Britain’s first forklift truck (Dinky model 401/597) was purchased by Jaguar Cars and subsequently, British Leyland, where it became part of the ill-fated Special Products Division, which the company closed early on in its long decline into oblivion.

A former works Manager at Cooper’s racing company once said, that although the pay was poor, “ you’d never have as much fun anywhere else” – a magnificent epitaph to the firm.

While Dinky introduced the Cooper-Climax, F1, racing car in April 1963, it was French Dinky who finally deleted the model, 240L, in 1970.Cost 3/11 available in blue finish at 1:43 scale. Dinky in detail...

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Dinky Atlas
GS4
Racing Cars
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Dinky Atlas GS4 Racing Cars

The Dinky Atlas Racing Cars . available in green, red, blue finish. Dinky Atlas in detail...

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Mebetoys
A/31
Mini Cooper Rallye
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Mebetoys A/31 Mini Cooper Rallye

The Mebetoys Mini Cooper Rallye .. Mebetoys in detail...

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Metosul
8
Morris Mini-Cooper
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Metosul 8 Morris Mini-Cooper

The Metosul Morris Mini-Cooper . available in red, blue finish at 1:43 scale. Metosul in detail...

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Morestone
6
Cooper Bristol
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Morestone 6 Cooper Bristol

The Morestone Cooper Bristol . available in blue finish. Morestone in detail...

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Penny
0/6
Cooper Maserati F1
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Penny 0/6 Cooper Maserati F1

The Penny Cooper Maserati F1 . available in blue finish. Penny in detail...

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Playart
7157
Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II
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Playart 7157 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II

The Playart Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II . available in yellow, orange, blue, green, khaki, red finish at 1:87 scale. Playart in detail...

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Polistil
582
Mini Cooper
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Polistil 582 Mini Cooper

The Polistil Mini Cooper . available in red finish at 1:25 scale. Polistil in detail...

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Politoys
582
Mini Cooper
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Politoys 582 Mini Cooper

The Politoys Mini Cooper . available in yellow finish at 1:25 scale. Politoys in detail...

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Solido
1821
Mini Cooper 1969
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Solido 1821 Mini Cooper 1969

The Solido Mini Cooper 1969 . available in green & white finish. Solido in detail...

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Solido
1822
Mini Cooper 1969
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Solido 1822 Mini Cooper 1969

The Solido Mini Cooper 1969 . available in red & white finish at 1:43 scale. Solido in detail...

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Vitesse
581
Morris Cooper
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Vitesse 581 Morris Cooper

The Vitesse Morris Cooper . at 1:43 scale. Vitesse in detail...