Lot 281 - 1996 Rover Mini Cooper 'Fast Road Spec.'
|Odometer reading||62,961 km|
|Result||Sold - £3,696|
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2001. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960's and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout allowing 80% of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century behind the Ford Model T. Initially, Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name in the 1980's and was offered in a number of limited editions that usually included a special combination of trim and badging.
This 1996 Mini Cooper has been built up to be an ultra competitive street, track or hill climb racer. Finished in red with white racing roof, upgrades included a full roll cage, racing seats with harness, adjustable suspension and an upgraded gearbox. Having covered just 62,000 miles from new, this Mini is road legal with a valid UK MoT test certificate. The 1,279cc engine has been modified which helps the little Cooper propel up the Brooklands hill climb with ease. Little is known about the upgrades at present therefore viewing is recommended. Imported from Japan, we are informed this Mini also has air conditioning and is enormous fun and a great midpoint for a genuinely competitive Mini. This Cooper is offered at no reserve.
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