What did you think of the 1969 Italian Job film? I loved it except for one part – when they pushed the Minis out of the coach and down the mountain. Now is the time to make up for that terrible deed and get yourself a 1:32 Mini Cooper which you promise to never throw down a mountain.
Just a minute there, chase-cars, I thought you made slot cars that were difficult to get elsewhere? I can get a Mini from almost anywhere, can’t I?
A fair point you make, but let’s dig a little deeper. The Italian Job film used 1967 Minis, registered as 1969 to make them look newer and finding these Mark 1 Coopers in 1:32 is difficult. Scalextric made a limited edition set a few years ago but the rear bumpers were wrong and they are incredibly expensive now. So to make a Mini that looks authentic means you’ll have to start modifying them yourself. There’s also the small matter of these cars not being great to drive without their magnets and of course they don’t have steering front wheels either.
To get started, the kit includes a resin bodyshell, resin driver and passenger heads, vacform windows, vacform interior, waterslide graphics and a set of SLS wheels. For the tyres, I use 52M Airfix Mini tyres from RS Slot Racing.