Lot 107 - 2012 Mini Cooper S Inspired by Goodwood
- Ultra-luxurious MINI built in conjunction with Rolls-Royce
- One of 1,000 cars worldwide & One of 199 UK supplied examples
- From an 11 year ownership
The MINI Cooper S Inspired by Goodwood is a little known modern classic which amazed the automotive world when it was revealed in 2012. In a bid to create an ultra-luxurious version of the already excellent R56 generation MINI Cooper S, it was decided that MINI would utilise their relationship with Rolls-Royce (both companies being owned by BMW) and enlist the help of the design division at their Goodwood factory. The result was a MINI that featured a cashmere headlining, Rolls-Royce Connolly leather interior, Rolls-Royce exclusive burr walnut veneers and a piano black finish on the steering wheel and climate control buttons, along with a cost price when new in 2012 of £41,000! Just 1,000 cars were built, with only 119 cars built for the UK market. The exterior is finished in Rolls-Royce Diamond Black Metallic and the usual Cooper S bonnet scoop is non-existent. In all, the whole idea is very reminiscent of the Raford or Wood & Pickett Mini’s of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
The example we have here has been in the careful ownership of our vendor since January 2013, when the car had just 1,092 miles. It now presents in good order throughout, having covered less than 36,000 miles from new. The deep pile woollen floor mats were stored away to retain their condition, meaning they still present in excellent order. The car has been serviced eight times by MINI main dealerships, with the most recent service in August 2023 being carried out by an independent garage, local to our vendors home. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate, valid until September 2024. An ideal city car for those who like the finer things in life, or maybe one to tuck away as a future collector’s piece, one thing which is for sure, is you are highly unlikely to bump into another Inspired by Goodwood edition MINI on the road. Offered to auction without reserve, this MINI is sure to generate some interest.
Guide price: £15,000-£20,000
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