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Monte Carlo limited-edition MINI then and now

MINI Cooper S MC40 MINI Monte-Carlo (2012)

According to Leftlane, MINI will produce a limited-edition MINI Cooper S Monte-Carlo for the European market only.  There will be just 200 made, each numbered on the side scuttle and steering wheel.  MINI rally legend Rauno Aaltonen signed each MINI.

Longtime MINI fans will remember that MINI USA sold the limited-edition 40th Anniversary MINI Cooper S Monte Carlo Rallye Commemorative Edition (better known as the MC40) back in 2004.  The MC40 was limited to 1,000 examples and each was individually numbered on a commemorative plaque with Paddy Hopkirk’s signature.

MINI Cooper S MC40 MINI Monte-Carlo
2004 Year 2012
MINI Cooper S (R53) Model MINI Cooper S (R56)
Chili Red and White Colors Chili Red and White
United States Market Europe
1,000 Production 200
Sport Package, R90 17″ Anthracite Cross Spoke Wheels, Dynamic Stability Control, 2 Driving Lights, 3-Spoke Leather Sport Steering Wheel, Front and Rear Fog Lights, Xenon Headlamps with Power Washers, Chrome Side-View Mirrors and Exterior Details, Commemorative “Rallye Monte Carlo” Body Decals, a GB Badge, Replica 33EJB Number Plate Decal, Magnetic #37 Door Panels, Carbon Fiber Dash, Matte Chrome Shift Knob with MC40 Pattern, Auxiliary Gauges, Special Red and Black Leather Rallye Seats, and an Individually Numbered Commemorative Plaque with Paddy Hopkirk’s Signature. Features White Racing Stripes and White Side Stripes, White 12-Spoke Wheels, 4 Driving Lights, Chrome Line Exterior, Fog Lights, Xenon Headlamps, White Painted Bonnet Scoop, White Painted Gas Cap Surround, “Monte-Carlo” stitched seats, Red and Black Two-Toned Steering Wheel, Numbered Monte-Carlo Keychain.

Options include: JCW Tuning Kit, JCW Aerodynamic Kit, JCW Brakes, Automatic Transmission.

$27,449 (US) Price €36,500 (Europe)

collectible of the day: MC40 Resume

MC40 Resume
This single-sheet RESUME brochure for the 40th Anniversary Rallye Monte Carlo Commemorative MINI Cooper S, or MC40 for short, was originally printed for the debut of the special edition MINI at the Chicago Auto Show on February 4, 2004.  Later they could be found at MINI dealerships around the time of the launch.

The 8.5″ x 11″ sheet states “Available May 2004” and includes: OBJECTIVE, QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, INHERENT SKILLS, ACQUIRED SKILLS, INTERESTS, and REFERENCES.  The reverse side has the “40 Years” rally logo.

View a larger version of the MC40 RESUME.