Lot 289 - 2004 Mini Cooper S Convertible
|Odometer reading||55,900 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
At the 2004 Salon International de l'Auto, Mini introduced a convertible model which was released in the 2005 model year and available in One, Cooper and Cooper S trim versions. The convertible roof is fully automatic, an unusual feature in such a small car and can be opened partially to act as a sunroof whilst the car is driving at speed. The convertible model forsakes the rear hatchback of the Hardtop Mini replacing it with a drop down 'tailgate' that is reminiscent of the classic Mini - it incorporates similarly prominent external hinges and, with the roof in the closed position, the rear roof section and luggage shelf can be raised with two handles, semi-tailgate style, to access the luggage space easier. The convertible also adds two small power windows for the rear seat passengers which are lowered automatically when the roof opens. The roof is made from a heavy cloth with many layers of insulation and the rear window is glass with an integral heater/defroster.
This Mini Cooper S Convertible is in excellent order and a perfect car for the summer months ahead. Fitted with electric windows, air conditioning and satellite navigation, this is a well equipped example. The blue coachwork is unmarked as is the black leather trim. Described by the vendor as being fun and nippy to drive but, more importantly, very reliable. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with some invoices, this car defies its age in both style and condition.
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