Schuco Mini Cooper and Knaus Car­a­van model £24.99

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A won­der­fully kitsch model from Ger­man maker, Schuco, this limited edi­tion 1:43 diecast is a brave new take on tra­di­tional small-scale Mi­nis, thanks to the ad­di­tion of the Knaus Sch­wal­bennest car­a­van.

To many (in­clud­ing us), a Mini tow­ing a car­a­van seems some­what per­verse, but it’s a good bit of fun nev­er­the­less. De­tail­ing is top notch for this scale of model, with sev­eral pe­riod cor­rect de­cal de­tails, as well as good in­te­rior de­tail­ing.

The hitch for at­tach­ing car­a­van is a nice touch, as is the Ger­man spec num­ber­plate MNI 172. It seems very rea­son­ably priced too, as a quick on­line search re­veals other web­sites sell­ing it for as much as £74.99. It comes sup­plied in a clear plas­tic pre­sen­ta­tion box on a black plas­tic plinth, al­though this is def­i­nitely a col­lectible and not a toy, as we found it quite frag­ile.

This would make a re­ally great gift for some­one who’s Mini-mad and has col­lected ev­ery other Mini model out there.

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