'COOL'. One of my sons has owned three of them. In fact his first car was one of the old minis while he was still in high school. It made him more popular than the kids who drove their daddy's Mercedes.
Good friend here has a box full of Dinky toys etc. Youngster... about 92, former seafarer, Cunard and also Harbour Master, Bermuda.
I need the model as the basis of the painting. I have found that if I need one, Ebay is the first place to shop. I am not going to start collecting, the small model goes with the framed painting. Seems to work.