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Lot 204: 1996 Rover Mini Cooper S

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

The Mini Cooper does not need an introduction. John Cooper turned the original Mini, the car of the century and probably one of the most important and revolutionary small cars into a sporting icon, competing in and winning many a race and rally. Just before production of the original Mini stopped, Rover issued a last series of Mini Cooper S with more sporting and luxury extras than believed imaginable in the 1960s. This particular example, beautifully finished in blue metallic with the trademark white roof and stripes, bearing John Cooper's signature, left the works in 1996 and has left a sheltered life in a heated garage ever since. Being ordered new by a well to do overseas businessmen who used the car only occasionally when in London, he obviously did not hold back his credit card when purchasing the car. To list just a few of the options he chose for his city transport: black leather with cream piping for the seats, walnut dashboard and door cappings, a satellite navigation system, air condition, an electric steel tilt / slide sunroof, minilite wheels. In addition the engine was also upgraded by Cooper to produce 82 bhp and Koni shock absorbers, a Moto Lita steering wheel and fog lights add substance to the rather sporty exterior of the car. The car has since remained in the first owner's family and has been extremely well looked after, which is further confirmed by the car's service history from 1997 to date and a current MOT expiring in January 2007.A rare chance to acquire one of these sporty and practical classics with the beautiful finish and luxury very few Minis were ever equipped with.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number204
Estimate£7000-£9000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1996
Condition rating0
Registration numberN559 NFG
Mileage-
Chassis numbersaxxnnaycbd119631
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