Lot 118 - 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport
|Odometer reading||29,400 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
- Full service history
- Low mileage
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original Mini was, of course, considered a British icon of the 1960’s with its space-saving front-wheel drive layout allowing a large percentage of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, this influenced a generation of car makers and started the rush to create the best small family car. The Mini Cooper Sport had a front-mounted radiator, driver's airbag and was only produced from March to October 2000. It could be distinguished from earlier 'Sport Pack' equipped Coopers by its platinum roof and bonnet stripes. The model's widened wheel arches housed 13"x6" alloy wheels while inside it featured an alloy dashboard as well as alloy window winders, door pulls and door handles.
This lovely example, finished to 500 specification, is presented in British Racing Green with a silver roof and a wonderful leather interior in black and grey. It has had four owners from new and has been garaged since new by all of the owners, including the present one. The renowned specialist Wood and Pickett reconditioned the gearbox in 2017 and the Car Kitchen replaced the clutch this year. The car is presented with a full service history which includes some invoices, accompanying this are also the original owner's manuals. Sitting on a good set of Yokohama tyres and coming with two sets of keys, this is a wonderful classic British Sports car with great pedigree.
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