Lot 104 - 1998 Rover Mini Cooper
|Odometer reading||65,588 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,304|
- Excellent condition
- Re-trimmed interior with walnut dash
- Circa £4,500 of mechanical parts invoices
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, Mini’s 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, which usually included a special combination of trim and badging.
This late production 1998 Cooper is presented in exceptional condition following a full body strip down and respray, interior retrim with new leather, leather dash top and door cards, new headlining and carpets, as well as a new walnut dash and door capping’s. Other work on the exterior included stainless steel bumpers, new near-side front wing and door skins and new rubbers for the lights, windows and doors. The work continued beneath the surface too, both subframes were replaced and powder coated, a new S pack steering rack was fitted and the suspension and braking systems were overhauled. In total there are invoices for around £4,500 for the mechanical parts alone. The car comes with its original handbooks and various invoices and old MoT test certificates. This example is being offered without reserve and with all the work that has been done it can be enjoyed right away.
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