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Friday, March 19, 2021

MINI Philippines Brings in Paddy Hopkirk Special Edition for P 3.250M


MINI Asia and British United Automobiles, Inc. are proud to introduce five units of an exclusive special model to commemorate the first triumph of the classic Mini at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally in 1964: the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition. It is now available for the MINI Cooper S 3 Door variant in Moonwalk Grey Metallic and Starlight Blue colors.

57 years have passed, but memories of the great triumph achieved by the compact car with the starting number 37 have hardly faded. In 1964, the classic Mini Cooper S clinched the first of three overall victories at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. At the wheel: the then 30-year-old Northern Irish rally driver Patrick “Paddy” Hopkirk. In his honor, MINI now presents an edition model with exclusive design and equipment features to mark one of the most spectacular achievements in the history of international motor racing. One unmistakable reminder of Hopkirk’s coup in the classic Mini is the winning car’s start number 37, which is featured in stylized form on the driver and passenger doors of the edition model.



The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is set apart by its high-gloss black grille frame and horizontal brace. The finish is also found in the inserts for the lower air intakes, hood opening, door handles, fuel filler cap, and tailgate handle. Even the MINI logos and the surrounds for the lights are all finished in high-gloss black as well.

The start number 37 also appears on the side indicator elements known as side scuttles. Other unmistakable features on the exterior are the LED headlights and the rear lights in Union Jack design, stickers with the inscription, “Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo” and a single white bonnet stripe on the left side of the bonnet, which like the tailgate of the edition model bears the signature of the 1964 “Monte” winner. In addition, the famous number and letter combination 33 EJB of the number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo winning car is shown on the hood strip using 3D effect graphics.



Hopkirk’s signature also appears on the decorative trim strip on the passenger side, which forms part of the Piano Black high-gloss interior surfaces. Another exclusive design feature is the MINI LED entry sills bearing the name “Paddy Hopkirk”. The MINI Excitement Package and Comfort Access are also included in the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition. Auxiliary headlights in Piano Black, a key cap with the start number 37 and the Waistline Finisher in Piano Black for the trim strips between the body and the greenhouse all come as standard.

The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is now available for viewing at the MINI showrooms near you, MINI Alabang, MINI Pampanga and MINI Service Factory with an SRP of P 3.250 million.

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