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A truly outstanding Mini Classic Cooper with just 19,117 miles.
Old English White roof, door mirrors, bonnet stripes, chrome brightwork, opening rear quarter windows, twin coach lines and decals, Mini winged bonnet and boot badges, halogen headlamps, headlamp levelling switch, heated rear window, cream faced instrument gauges, full width burr walnut fascia, beige leather gear knob and gaiter, driver airbag, side intrusion beams, perimetric anti-theft alarm with passive engine immobiliser and remote activation, internal bonnet release. Factory options; luxury stone beige leather trim, electric folding full-length canvas sunroof, driving lights, retro style chrome grill, front bumper over-riders, front corner nudge bars, chrome tail-pipe finisher.
This classic Mini warrants little introduction having gained iconic status and is widely regarded as one of the most ground breaking and historically significant cars of all time. This late example is finished in its original British Racing Green and Old English White colour scheme (code WE0). The vibrant paint finish is simply stunning with a deep lustrous polished shine. All factory panels are straight and damage free with clearly defined seam lines. Even sharp eyed scrutineers will struggle to fault this example which is testament to the exceptionally low mileage and careful indoor storage. All trim sections, chrome work, badges and decals are in prime order. The driving lights are original fitments and fully operate. A truly exceptional example.
Lavishly trimmed, the factory optional full leather interior in Stone Beige (Code SMJ), is in pristine order thanks again to the very low miles. Natural light veins to the steering wheel often worn smooth on most examples remain prominent but the gear knob colouring has faded slightly. The carpets are immaculate and the door cards are in perfect condition. The cream faced instruments set within the burr walnut facia function correctly along with all other controls. The correct stereo cassette player with the Mini logo remains fitted. The spotless boot area houses a 12” sports style alloy spare wheel. A stunning classic Mini interior, totally unspoilt and faultless.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven Rover Group A-Series engine used in the final production cars utilises the 1275cc unit mated to the MEMS 2j controlled Multi-Point fuel Injection, lowers emissions and increases performance to produce a punchy 62bhp. The factory standard exhaust gives an unobtrusive rasp which adds to the mini experience. The spotless engine bay has chrome enhancement pack fitted to enable bonnet up exhibiting. The four speed gearbox is smooth, precise and a pleasure to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The colour coded Pepperpot 12 inch alloy wheels with Mini Cooper centre logo caps are in fantastic order. The tyres are the popular Yokohama A539 165/60 R12 with masses of tread remaining. Also available by separate negotiation the factory original 12” sports style alloy wheels with factory Pirelli tyres. The servo assisted brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring the car to a prompt and assured halt.
Registered new on 1st March 2000 by Rover Main Dealers Abercromby of Edinburgh, this example has covered just 19,117 from new with four formers owners, one of which bought the vehicle back after regretting the sale and missing it dearly. The history file is complimentary with the original Mini Service booklet containing dealer stamps and specialist stamps leaving no doubt to the meticulous attention which has been given to the vehicle maintenance.
Furthermore, the history file contains supporting invoices and MOT certificates, all alongside the mini leather folder containing all handbooks and guides. Even the salesman’s business cards and security cards are still on show. Two sets of keys with remote fobs are present. This truly remarkable classic example guaranteed to delight any classic Mini collector and enthusiast alike.
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