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Can anyone tell me anything about the SCX #177 (Monte Carlo) Mini Cooper, which is in limited edition?

Don't know about you..but I'm tired of buying lemons based soley on looks!

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If you want a car that handles, don't but this.

It is not only taller than it is wide, but it's taller than it is long.

It's nothing compared to the original mini's that you can pick up on eBay for cheap.

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Andy:

What do mean by "original" minis on E-bay...I thought the #177 is an original and everything else manufactured today are replicas of the new-style BMW minis?

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John
 

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Andy, I'm sure the new styled Minis from Scalextric et. al. are great...but I prefer Euro-sportcars from the 60's. Right now, it seems that Ninco's "Classic" line has a pretty good handle on that market, yet they could certainly use a few more makes & models.

Anyway, thanks for your help and good luck!

John
 

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I raced mine erm, briefly.

As per comments by McLaren, although another point to consider is the SCX Mini has very skinny tyres which lack traction; whereas this was never a problem with the RWD Scalextric Mini's.

It does go and you can drive it, very noisy and a tad unrefined.


I found it didn't roll but rather just drop out of the slot.

The most memorable thing; the Mini has good brakes!

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My experciences with this Mini are very, very good. It's one of my fastests cars and it's nearly impossible that this car deslots! I think it's a good choice to buy.

 

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QUOTE it's nearly impossible that this car deslots!

somthing to do with enough magnet traction to keep it stuck to the track even upside down ?

mine is solely for display purposed only...
as i have a 1:1 mini i had to have it...
the best minis to race are the scalex clubmans i think from the 80s...you need to sand down the guide holder to bring the front wheels to the track..also...install some wider wheels and glue some weights underneath...with modification they can be a blast to drive..i'm thinking of dropping in a mrrc red can for maximum fun..
 
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