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Mini Cooper S
Debut Series 1-75
Produced 2003-2007 (original), 2020-Present (retool)
Number MB579
Scale 1:56
Mini Cooper S 2004 Yellow)

Vehicle HistoryEdit

Produced from 2000 to 2006, 2004 to 2008 for the convertible, the first generation Mini Cooper is a Supermini offered in 3 door hatchback or 2 door convertible body styles. This is the first Mini to be produced under their ownership from BMW, who took control of the brand from their previous owners, Rover. The Matchbox Mini Cooper S made it’s debut in 2003 for the 1-75 series in Red with Union Jack Roof. The casting was in production from 2003 to 2007 when it went on hiatus. It returned after 13 years for the 2020 mainline, retooled for easier assembly. The rear rivet assembly has been moved and goes through the roof, the windows have been darkly tinted to hide the hole, side mirrors have been added, details were redone on the casting, and a revised copyright year of 2019. The casting has since resumed production ever since.

VersionsEdit

The Mini Cooper S has been issued in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB75 2003 1-75 Red Headlights, grille, Union Jack on roof Black / Plastic Smoke Black Lace 97672 97791 C1630 China w/ or w/o Hero City logo MiniCooperS2003
MB65 2004 1-75: Hero City Yellow Headlights, grille, Silver and Black hood stripes Black / Plastic Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf B5394 China A2012q
SF12 2004 Superfast Red Silver headlights, Dark Red taillights, trim details, Black roof Black / Plastic Clear Black SuperfastSplitSpoke G7584 China ´175-OVP-2004-NSF
N/A 2005 Toy Fair Promotional Bronze Golden mottled roof design, Pre-Toy Fair 2005 Black / Plastic Chrome Black Goodyear rubber China USA Edit ´175-OVP-2005-PreToyFair
MB7 2005 1-75: Buried Treasure Metalflake Blue Silver headlights and grille, White hood stripes, White roof Black / Plastic Smoke Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf H1819 China MiniCooperS2005
N/A 2005 Stars of Cars Black Silver headlights, grille and Red taillights, trim details Gray / Plastic Clear Gray 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf J0202 China

Thailand

Stars of Cars Mini Cooper
SF12 2005 Superfast Metallic Gunmetal Silver headlights and grille, Red taillights, White roof Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SpokeSuperfast H7776 China USA only ´175-OVP-2005-NSF-USA
SF12 2005 Superfast White Silver headlights and grille, Red taillights, Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SpokeSuperfast H7776 China ROW only ´175-OVP-2005-NSF-ROW
SF12 2006 Superfast Dark Green Silver headlights and grille, Red taillights, White hood Black / Plastic Clear Tan 5SpokeSuperfast J6561 Thailand ´175-OVP-2006-NSF
BB08 2007 Best of British Metallic Charcoal Gray Detailed headlights, Red taillights, Union Jack on roof, trim details Dark Gray / Plastic Smoke Dark Gray M002f L1851 Thailand BMW Mini Cooper S on card Best of British BMW Mini Cooper S
MB6 2007 MBX Metal Red Silver headlights and grille, rear license plate and badge Black / Plastic Smoke Black M003f K9475 Thailand MB-6 Mini Cooper S
MB39 2020 1-100: MBX City Red Detailed headlights and grille Black / Plastic Smoke Black M003f GKL13 (USA) GKM58 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): M38, M39 Minicoopers2020

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