Mini Cooper S (1967 Monte Carlo Rally Winner) Paper Car Free Paper Model Download


Mini Cooper S (1967 Monte Carlo Rally Winner) Paper CarThis paper car is a Mini Cooper S, Monte Carlo Rally winner in 1967, the paper model is designed by Ichiyama. The scale of the papercraft is in 1:30. The Mini was first introduced in 1959, and was aimed squarely at the budget end of the motoring market. It's advanced engineering included a transversely mounted 4 cylinder engine driving the front wheels, and a tiny body which nonetheless was able to accommodate four adults.

Issigonis' friend John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition. Issigonis was initially reluctant to see the Mini in the role of a performance car, but after John Cooper appealed to BMC management, the two men collaborated to create the Mini Cooper, a nimble, economical and inexpensive car. The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in 1961.

As it happened, it's handling was terrific, and this prompted John Cooper to produce a sports version of the car with a highly tuned engine. These cars became known as Mini Coopers, and were a smash hit in the 1960's. In competition form, they were successful in both circuit racing and rallying. Probably their most noticeable successes were in the famous Monte Carlo Rally. Mini's won this event in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In fact, they also finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 1966 event, but were disqualified due to a headlamp infraction, which many felt the French had contrived in order to prevent yet another clean sweep by the Mini.

This car is the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winning Cooper 1275 S driven by the Finnish driver Rauno Aaltonen. 1967 was the last of 3 official Monte Carlo wins by a Mini.

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