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A collectable Rover Mini Cooper Sport with 7,969 miles and one owner from new.
Chrome brightwork, twin coachlines and decals, Mini winged badges, derivative and GB boot badges, cream faced instrument gauges and dials, analogue clock, alloy gear knob, alloy door furniture, driver’s airbag, Perimetric anti-theft alarm with passive engine immobiliser and remote activation. Sports Option Pack; Large body colour extended wheel arches, 2 driving lamps + two fog lamps, Sport style alloy wheels, large bore chrome tailpipe finisher, additional gauges in fascia, sports accelerator pedal.
This outstanding and highly collectable classic Mini Cooper Sport is finished in factory original Solar Red with contrasting Platinum silver roof resulting in a combination paint code of WNR. The factory paintwork is exceptional and entirely commensurate with the incredible 7,969 miles from new covered in the hands of just one owner. The car is preserved in almost new condition aside from a few carefully touched-in marks. All the common and typical Mini areas of concern are perfect. The pristine factory fitted glass, lights and badges remain manufacturer standard, and features such as the supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder remain. The ultimate collector’s piece for the Mini connoisseur.
The full leather interior in Black and Nickle Silver, (Code WNP), is in perfect condition with no wear whatsoever. The leather steering wheel still has full colour and defined natural veins, a pleasing feature found only on such low mileage cars. The cut pile carpets are protected by tailored over mats and the door cards are unmarked, as is the leather padded dashboard and contrasting alloy finish fascia. All cream faced dials and gauges, together with other interior functions are in full working order, including the original Mini branded stereo cassette. A real showroom fresh interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Needing little introduction is the legendary and time proven Rover Group A-Series engine used throughout the entire life of the classic Mini. The final production cars utilised the 1275cc unit mated to Multi-Point fuel Injection to lower emissions and noise and increase performance, a revision that is truly evident in this example. Factory standard both mechanically and aesthetically, even down to the original exhaust, the engine bay displays factory plates, stickers, MG Rover service parts and even the usually discarded yellow coolant and brake fluid advice disc! The standard four speed gearbox is smooth, precise and a pleasure to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13in sports style alloys wheels are unrestored with a few tiny markings. Matching premium brand 175/50/R13 tyres were fitted in 2022 and have covered very few miles. The unused spare wheel and Pirelli Cinturato CN54 tyre rest alongside the original jack and Mini pouch in the immaculate boot area. The servo assisted brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring this lively little car to an assured halt.
Registered new on 11th September 2000, the supplying Rover Main Dealer was Bristol Street Poole Limited. This stunning Mini has had just one owner from new with only 7,969 miles covered. The history file contains previous MOT’s certificates dating back to the first in 2003 with mileage input errors but a service book with nine service entries and a signed letter from the first owner warranting the total mileage covered is provided. Invoices and complete book pack is included. The most recent full service was carried out in April 2023 at 7,967 miles. Completing the history file is both sets of keys and Rover remote fobs and even an original Mini sales brochure. Incredibly collectable, this prized Mini is not to be missed.
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