MINI Press Release NUMBER 37 IS BACK ON THE STARTING LINE: THE MINI PADDY HOPKIRK EDITION.

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    Is this a limited edition, or just a special edition/option?

    The "embossed" 33EJB on the stripe is cool for an OEM graphic, but the placement of the Paddy Hopkirk rally plate decals at the top of the C pillars is strange. It might have been better on the hatch in place of his signature, and/or below the side scuttles... maybe even replacing the 37 in the scuttle which doesn't look that great. A MINI Yours 3D printed dash panel with the rally plate would have been cool, too. It seems like more thought should have gone into the design.

    Also, why did they black out the handles, fuel filler, etc., when the original car had chrome, and why doesn't a rally tribute car have rally/driving lights like the original?
     
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    Blacked out trim is a personal taste thing for many but I agree with Red Bull that Rally/Driving Lights are must when recreating this car.
     
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    I just saw some photos of the new Number 37 and it had driving lights.
     

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