Lot 181 - 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500 - "Only 439 miles"
|Chassis Number||SAXXNPAZE1D - 188464|
|Odometer reading||439 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,800|
To celebrate the final chapter of the classic shaped Mini that began life in 1959, a limited edition of 500 cars were produced and named the Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500. The classic Mini shape was retained but had the additional benefits of more modern mechanicals and trim details. The best quality hides were used within the interior and the alloy dashboard, window winders and door handles are a tribute to John Cooper. All of these last 500 cars were finished with Platinum silver roofs and stripes and every new owner also received a special gift with the purchase of the car; namely a Cooper Sport 500 shoulder bag full of many Mini branded accessories including a Mini cap, a T-shirt, perfume, cufflinks and a fleece. The other important item is the certificate stating the car is a genuine Cooper Sport 500 which also bears the chassis number and the signatures of John Cooper and Kevin Howe.
We are delighted to offer this incredibly low mileage example of one of the last Minis built. Purchased as an investment for his grandson, the car was kept in dry storage but started regularly and only occasionally taken out to keep everything in top running order. Sadly, the gentleman passed away three years ago and the Mini was entrusted to his daughter for safe-keeping until the grandson was ready to drive. As it transpired, the grandson has turned out to be too tall to fit comfortably behind the wheel; hence the car is available today. Presented in British Racing Green with platinum silver roof and stripes, this Cooper Sport 500 presents, as one would expect given the mileage, as a new car and smells as such when entering the interior. The family has informed us that the Mini will have a fresh MoT test certificate on arrival at the sale and will be complete with its certificate of authenticity, authenticity plaque within the glove box and the gift pack, still in its original packaging. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Mini enthusiast or collector to acquire one of the last 500 examples of this most iconic motor car.
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