Lot 226 - 1997 Rover Mini Cooper
|Odometer reading||54,348 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,622|
- Owned by the vendor for the last 16 years
- Recently serviced and MoT’d
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. 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.
Originally registered on 14th March 1997 this Mini Cooper has been owned by the lady vendor for the past 16 years. It has been used sparingly throughout her ownership, having covered just 4,000 miles within that period. It has always been kept in a dry garage and was largely unused within the last eight years. However, when it was decided the car would be sold, it was immediately put in for a service and an MoT test, which it passed with no advisories. Finished in red with black interior this Mini Cooper is fitted with a 1275cc engine and offers relatively brisk performance. Classic Mini’s always create interest and this example with its Minilite wheels and four spot-lamps is sure to follow suit. Supplied with a V5C registration document this Mini Cooper has only covered 54,348 miles in 26 years, a fraction over 2,000 miles per year. Offered for sale without reserve this Mini is definitely one to keep an eye on.
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