Lot 238 - 2002 Mini Cooper S 'ex-Madonna'
|Odometer reading||25,000 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
Introduced in 2001, the hatchback Mini was the first model of the new generation Mini and was back then simply known as Mini. It was available in Cooper, Cooper S and One variations. In many European markets, the Mini One was powered by a 1.4 litre version but all other petrol powered Minis used the 1.6 litre version. The names Cooper and Cooper S, used for the sportier version of the classic Mini, came from the involvement of John Cooper and the Cooper Car Company. Strapping a supercharger to the Mini Cooper elevated the performance to a level that most other road users didn't expect. This rubbed salt into the wounds of other performance car drivers when they were left for dead on a twisty road. It takes a keen eye to pick out the bonnet scoop; the only reliable visual indication that this is the hot Mini rather than just a tarted-up One.
In December 2000, Madonna, quite possibly the most recognisable female artist on the planet, wed English film director Guy Ritchie. After their wedding, they settled into a multi-million pound London residence and as you would expect, living in London, purchased a small runabout to beat the traffic. This small runabout was the Mini Cooper S on offer today. Presented in black with full black leather interior, this well spec'd Cooper S could propel 'Madge' from 0-60 in just seven seconds. Offered with a comprehensive service history and having covered just 25,000 miles, this two previous owner car with copies of all log books showing Madonna Ritchie on the paperwork is, as expected, in fantastic condition, old MoT certificates accompany a new MoT certificate. Not only a collectable low mileage Mini Cooper S but one owned by a superstar; a potential future investment or just the opportunity to say you own and drive Madonna's Mini . Could you really pass on this opportunity?
In 2003 the singer, who was married to film director Guy Ritchie at the time, sang about the little car for her hit song American Life. Midway through the song, which topped the charts in the USA and reached number 2 in the UK, Madonna broke into rap.
She sang: "I drive my Mini Cooper, And I'm feeling super-duper, Yo they tell me I'm a trooper, And you know I'm satisfied."
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