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1964 Austin Mini Cooper MkI [ADO50]

1964 Austin Mini Cooper MkI [ADO50] in Comment Úpouser un premier ministre, Movie, 1964 IMDB

Class: Cars, Supermini — Model origin: UK

1964 Austin Mini Cooper MkI [ADO50]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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sixcyl FR

2007-10-29 23:48

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The character (Jean Claude Brialy) drive 2 different Mini Cooper in fact, this one have different aftermarket bumpers
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rpcm PT

2007-10-31 23:59

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It's a MkI [ADO50] sporting the attractive "Tartan red / black roof" colour scheme.

greybear EN

2007-11-01 00:34

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This colour scheme was the original BMC Works rally and race car livery.

rpcm PT

2007-11-01 02:59

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Sorry, but the BMC Works cars had the roofs painted white. Actually, the "red body / white roof" colour scheme was an exclusive of BMC Works cars and it wasn't possible to order it. Of course many people had their cars painted that way, but it wasn't a factory option.
I suppose the first Minis that came with the "red / white" colour scheme were the Rover ones from the beginning of the 90s. I remember a limited edition called "Flame Red" and, of course, the Cooper.

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greybear EN

2007-11-05 12:08

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I used the word 'original' so that you young people might realise I was referring to a time before you were born! :)

The early works competition MGAs were red with black soft tops. Soft tops were soon replaced with specially made lightweight fibreglass hardtops, still painted black. But rallying in the heat of southern European summers led to requests for improved cockpit ventilation etc. Painting the tops white was one of the solutions and this was first done on the Healey 3000 rally cars.

I'm not sure what colour red was used for the early MGAs but Chariot Red was certainly used towards the end of production and was different from Tartan Red used on the MGB. There were also two types of Tartan Red; the first specification was apparently not strictly adhered to, so a revised colour, Tartan II, was introduced.

IIRC Marcus Chambers, the first BMC Competions Manager, decided to paint BMC cars red when he noticed that red cars on the Mille Miglia never found level crossing gates closed when they arrived!

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