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Sport Mini's Paddy Hopkirk Edition celebrates 1964 Monte Carlo Rally winner

22:10  22 september  2020
22:10  22 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition is available to order now with customer deliveries due to arrive in November. Patrick ' Paddy ' Hopkirk , 87, pictured with the limited edition car created by Mini to celebrate his famous rally victory over half a century ago. Hopkirk photographed taking a hairpin

MINI has made a new addition to its lineup on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with the introduction of the Hopkirk Edition . Based on the Cooper S hardtop two-door and set to arrive at U. S . dealers in November, it celebrates the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally win with the then 30-year old Northern Irish

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The new MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition will be available to U. S . customers in November 2020 and is based on the popular MINI Cooper S Hardtop. In 1964 , the classic Mini Cooper S clinched the first of three overall victories at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally . At the wheel was the then 30-year-old

When the Mini won the Monte Carlo , it forever endeared itself as an icon of the 60’ s , and introduced it to the world as a great little British car. We had the honor of hearing Paddy talk about his win in the Monte Carlo rally and his many adventures during 50 years of racing, at a special event celebrating

"Saying goodbye to the Croatian national team is the most difficult decision in my career, but I felt that this was the moment when I had to break away and make that decision," said Rakitic in a social media post from the national side.

"I enjoyed every game I played for my homeland, and unforgettable moments from the World Cup will remain among my favourites.

"I am convinced that we still have a great team with a bright future ahead. I wish my friends and teammates all the luck in the world for the upcoming challenges, and in me they will have the biggest fan."

Rakitic joined his former club Sevilla this summer after spending six years with Barcelona.

(Reporting by Rik Sharma, editing by Ed Osmond)

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