TAMIYA 24039 Mini Cooper 1275S Mk. 1 Rally 1:24 Car Model Kit

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TAMIYA 24039 Mini Cooper 1275S Mk. 1 Rally 1:24 Car Model Kit

1/24 Scale Sports Car Assembly Kit 24039 Mini Cooper 1275S MK. 1 Kit - C-439... Many people who visited the London Motor Show in October 1959 met an unfamiliar sight at the stand of Austin and Morris of the British Motor Company. It had a strange styling which was quite different from the current cars at that time; however most thought it was cute. They could not quite believe that this car could seat comfortably, four large British gentlemen or stout women, in a car that had a length of 3.05m and a width of 1.41m. If they had known the amount of time and trouble that the designers had taken to accomplish this feat, they would have better understood why this was not only practical, but feasible as well..Prior to the release of the Austin seven and the Morris Mini Minor, the Austin A40, designed by Pininfarina of Italy had been successful in using the 2 box styling. This same design styling was adopted for the Mini Cooper. A front wheel drive was selected to keep the floor paneling level flat. A small powerful engine was selected and developed to be mounted sideways, in front, and driving the small diameter 10 wheels, which were laid out at the four corners of the body..By this design, 80% of the overall length could be utilized for the passengers and driver, and to further increase the space, the gearbox was installed in the oil sump of the engine. The suspension system of the Mini was one of its most excellent features. Four wheel independent suspension using a double wishbone and a rear trailing arm and the springing was a rubber, semipneumatic, liquid filled and the front and rear wheels were joined together with a thin pipe to equalize the pressures during running. This type of dampening, using hydraulic springing is very compact, so that it could all be mounted without interfering with the passenger compartment. It was patented under the name of Hydrolastic. The designer of this vehicle was sir Alec Issigonis, a Greek who became a naturalized British subject, and well known throughout the British automobile industry... 1/24 Scale cars.This series provides both the car fan and modeller a huge range of exciting subject from the automotive world..The 1/24 scale range includes vehicles from the race track as well as many iconic road cars..Each cars unique form and styling is replicated complete with engine, suspension and interior detail...This range is the perfect starting point for car fans to build their favourite cars from the past 40 years. Cars include the Morris Mini Cooper and Lotus Super Seven right through to the awesome current day Nissan GT-R and McLaren Mercedes SLR..As with all Tamiya items, instructions are clear and concise, which allows the modeller to build a 1/24th scale car with ease. Many of the components such as the bodywork are already finished in the base colours; making painting optional and therefore ideal for the first time modeller..Paint and the required modelling glue for these kits available seperately. Show more Show less

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