Lot 265 - 2005 BMW Mini Cooper Convertible
|Odometer reading||54,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,509|
- Major service in March 2019
- New clutch in 2018
The Mini Hatch was an unsurprising hit when it was introduced in 2000. Produced by BMW and based on the styling of Sir Alec Issigonis’s 1959 classic, it could hardly fail. It went on to be a strong seller for BMW, a small car that’s cool, sporty and refined. A second generation model was launched in 2006 and a third was born in 2014. As well as the normal hard-top version, there’s also a convertible. After manually unlocking the roof, it retracts electronically in about 15 seconds, an action that can be performed at up to 20mph. Additionally you can have it fully converted or stopped half-way for a sunshine roof. With engines and trim, there are plenty of options, from the 211 horsepower John Cooper Works version to the 1.6 litre diesel which can stretch your mileage to 70mpg. All models have a strengthened body compared to the non-convertible, which partly accounts for its stiff, sporty, agile ride.
First registered in January 2005 this lovely little convertible Cooper has led an easy life. Having covered only 54,000 miles in its 14 years, the car presents very well in black with black interior. It was ordered new with the 'Chilly Pack' which includes 17" alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wiper, clear indicator lenses, automatic air conditioning, LED headlights and fog lights and driving mode selector which allows the driver to select between ‘Sport’, ‘Mid’ and ‘Green’, There is also included a storage compartment pack, on board computer, half leather upholstery, passenger seat height adjustment, leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel and interior mood lighting pack. The car was taken to Guernsey in 2011 where it resided until recently and has had one registered UK owner and two in Guernsey. It was noted that the clutch was slipping in 2018 at which point it was replaced. Since then the car has benefitted from a major service in March 2019. The car is now fully UK registered and comes supplied its V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until July 2020 and history file.
Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description this car’s Chilli Pack does not include: air conditioning, driving modes or a multifunction steering wheel.
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