Buying a 2007 MCS: Delivered

Consider this a sneak-peak. Look for much more in the coming days.

  • Chris M

    Hooray! Congratulations, Gabe.

  • DB

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see more pics!!!!!

  • AN

    Looks badass with the aero kit. Lots more pics please.

  • mike c.

    Very nice, congratulations on your latest arrival.

  • Jon

    Woot, very nice Gabe. Plus a good job on the first pic of your car, nice composure, the sepia tint from the light actually looks cool on the car. Looking forward to seeing some pics, maybe you can do a walk around video of the car for all us Mini fanatics.

  • jas cooper

    Looking forward to seeing some daylight pics with the aero kit. Yours is the first AB/B I’ve seen other than mine. One question, is the grille on the aero kit the same as the stock one except with black trim instead of chrome?

    I just dont like the stock MCS grille and my plan is to get a stock MC grille painted (either in Astro black or jet black), as well as painting the headlight trim rings.

    Congrats on your new ride.

  • charliez

    Sweet !!!! Congrats Gabe

  • Jon

    CONGRATS!!!!!

  • scott

    Let me know what you think about the power. I’ve been driving mine for about 2 months and I’ve been saying just throw some hp(via stage 1) and it will be awesome…already has a lot of low end power!!

  • Radley

    Damn. I agree it looks badass and like a sleeper. I love it. It looks mean great look with the JCW aero kit.

  • Radley

    Hey Gabe so did that note make it all the way here from the UK?

  • More pics!! Oh man, now you have to break it in… But I think that won’t take very long!

    Lots of pleasure and safe miles/km’s.

  • Avitor

    So, what’s that hood scoop for?

  • gabe, please give as as soon as possible more infos about your r56. i’m courious!

  • Wizz

    CONGRATS !!!

    Looking forward to those pics and initial thoughts!

  • GregW

    Keep away from those obstacles on Lake Shore Drive!

  • eto

    Congratulations, Gabe!

  • HOLY WOW that looks sexy, Gabe!! Can’t wait to see more and hear your stories!

  • nervous

    NICE! Have “stage 1” & the JCW suspension been installed, yet?

  • b4mmy

    beautiful! 🙂

  • ConFreak’ngratulations, Gabe!!!!!

  • One question, is the grille on the aero kit the same as the stock one except with black trim instead of chrome?

    No – it’s a different design (other than being all black).

    So, what’s that hood scoop for?

    A red LED light that moves back and forth.

    NICE! Have “stage 1″ & the JCW suspension been installed, yet?

    Nope.

  • you dog! looks great. show us the interior!

  • cj

    great pics! love the knightrider reference.

  • Nathaniel Salzman
    So, what’s that hood scoop for?
    A red LED light that moves back and forth.

    That would be the coolest thing EVER! Congrats Gabe. Seriously. It looks so mean – like a little street gremlin.

  • Drill

    Gabe that looks GREAT dude!! And for what I’m assuming was a quick snapshot you definately did a good job of making it look mean 🙂

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  • Matt

    “sepia tint” yeah, that’s called sodium halide streetlights, the natural color of the city.

  • Imurtrbolvr

    Gabe, I thought you were getting the clear lenses for the turn-signals. That would look Balla’!

    Anyways it looks really bad-ass.

  • Gabe, I thought you were getting the clear lenses for the turn-signals. That would look Balla’!

    They are clear. The bulb is yellow however.

  • Chad

    Why are the bulbs yellow?

  • Drill

    With a yellow blinker lens the bulb is typically white but with a clear lens the bulb needs to be yellow in order to “Blink” yellow.

  • Drill

    Speaking of which, hey Gabe, when are you putting Silvervision bulbs up front? 🙂

  • Chad

    But why does it NEED to be yellow? Front turn signals can legally be white. Only the rear ones need to be red/amber.

  • Speaking of which, hey Gabe, when are you putting Silvervision bulbs up front? 🙂

    As soon as I figure out how to change the bulbs 🙂

  • TSizemore3

    Lord Vader, your ride is here…

  • rkw
    Why are the bulbs yellow?

    That’s just the way it comes from MINI, which ships the car worldwide with yellow bulb behind clear lens or clear bulb behind yellow lens. Change the bulb if you want something different from the OEM.

    What cars have have front turn signals that blink white, OEM from the factory?

  • Drill
    Front turn signals can legally be white.

    Not everywhere, however, amber front signals are legal just about everywhere (Don’t know where they wouldn’t be) so it’s much simpler to make them amber.

    But why does it NEED to be yellow?

    It only “needs” to be amber if he wants the amber light 🙂

  • Brian

    I’m glad they made the turn signals yellow. I think that the turn signals should always be a different color than the brake light. It seems that more and more cars today have the rear turn signals in red.. or even worse… no separate turn signal at all…the brake light just blinks when the turn signal is activated. Horrible.

  • Paulsminis
    What cars have have front turn signals that blink white, OEM from the factory?

    My 1967 Austin Cooper S!

    Paul

  • rkw

    Sorry if this was already covered, but what happens with installation cost for VDC installed options (e.g. JCW aero kit, iPod adapter)? If the dealer installs them, you pay their hourly rate. What about VDC installation?

  • Sorry if this was already covered, but what happens with installation cost for VDC installed options (e.g. JCW aero kit, iPod adapter)? If the dealer installs them, you pay their hourly rate. What about VDC installation?

    It varies from dealer to dealer. But I can tell you the dealer pays a flat rate when having things installed at the VPC. Hopefully they pass that benefit onto the customer.

  • Vanwall

    Ah. At night. So it’s black is it? 😉 Good to see it made it, as I always cross my fingers until I’m behind the wheel. I still remember seeing a new ‘Vette fall off the top deck of a transporter at the dealer – while the owner was there watching. Very low ride after it landed upside-down.

  • TRHeel

    I must admit I’m not a huge fan of the new design, but that simply looks righteous…

  • Greg W

    Hey Paulsminis – only in some countries do they have white blinkers in front. Old Mini UK market always had orange front lenses. The reason is that UK markets had a sidelight in the main headlamp. A bit like BMW E30. Most lights on side panels are orange. This distinguishes them from sidelights/park lights which some people use.

  • Hector M.

    great news Gabe Congrats

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  • Nigel

    Very good. The R56 looks much better in Astro Black for some reason. Have fun with it but I have a feeling this one will only last another couple of years until the Stage II factory JCW S is launched.

    You may say that you will never let go of this one. But a few months ago you also said that you will never let go of your R53 either….

  • Yeah.. congrats!!! I got mine too MCS 07 DS on 7/7/07. Hope to see you out motoring Gabe : )photo here

  • Gary

    Very nice! I’ll kill for this Mini.

  • Marc

    Hey Gabe, nice new ride…needs to be lowered though…would suggest h&r 35mm (red)!!!!

    You took a picture of my blue MCS at the Nurburgring…do you have that in better quality? Could you send it to me? Thanx Marc

  • Marc – if you go to my Flickr page and then to the “Germany 2007 (Day 2) set you can just click on the image and then click on “all sizes”. From there you can download it.

  • Marc

    Hi Gabe, I tried that but for some reason that doesn’t work…do I have to be registered with flickr??