Our Classic Minis For Sale: Take A Closer Look
Instantly recognised around the world, the “classic” Mini is without doubt one of the most illustrious cars to be designed and manufactured in Britain. Produced by the British Motor Company (BMC) and Rover between 1959-2000, the Mini was actually conceived out of austerity. Sir Leonard Lord (Head of the Morris Company) commissioned his lead engineer, Alec Issigonis, to design a small fuel-efficient car capable of carrying four adults and yet be affordable to all. Since small was fashionable Issigonis was also told that the new vehicle had to fit into a box no larger than 10ft long x 4ft wide x 4ft high. It was from this challenge that the Mini was born. Amazingly, despite a few minor modifications over the years, the overall concept and design for the vehicle remained largely true to Issigonis’s initial idea. Though small in size, the Mini’s space-saving transverse engine and front-wheel drive arrangement allowed for 80% of the floorplan area to be used for occupants and their luggage, a layout that influenced a generation of car manufacturers.
While the car would prove to be a great example of well-engineered micro design, the iconic Mini persona is really its most enduring legacy. The crowning glory came in 1999 when the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century (behind the Ford Model T) by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation. Awarded merely a year before the final Mini would roll off the Longbridge production line, it was perhaps a fitting farewell to a car which had endured largely unchanged for over 4 decades, had sold 5,387,862 examples to every corner of the globe, and whose honest construction had entered the hearts of us all.
Our Classic Minis For Sale
2001 Rover Mini Cooper Sport
The Cooper Sport was the final edition of the classic Mini. Each car was built to a very high specification which included Rallye-style fog and spot lamps, Sportspack wheel arches, 13” Minilite alloy wheels, full leather trim in black and grey, and an engine-turned dash with Magnolia faced dials and chrome bezel gauges. There was a choice of four exterior colours; British Racing Green, Tahiti Blue, Solar Red and Anthracite, each with a Platinum Silver roof and matching bonnet stripes.
This superb 2001 Y-reg Cooper Sport is presented in Solar Red with Platinum Silver roof and contrasting black and grey leather interior. She has covered 63,000 miles from new – a mere 4,000 miles in the past five years – and is in splendid condition throughout. As result of meticulous maintenance, the car hasn’t had a single MoT advisory recorded since 2013.
The Mini is supplied with a comprehensive history folder comprising service history, MoT certificates and sundry receipts dating back to the point of registration. She is sold newly serviced and MoT’d until 31st May 2022, and also benefits from newly refurbished alloy wheels and recent new tyres.
Mini for sale for £13,995
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1998 Rover Mini Cooper Si, John Cooper Works
This Mini Cooper was first sold by Rover Approved garage Owen Kernahan on 16th April 1998 and is presented in anthracite with contrasting metallic grey roof and bonnet stripes. Notably, the Mini has had an ‘S Works’ conversion carried out by John Cooper Garages, thus increasing the power output from 62bhp to 85bhp. Distinguishing cosmetic features include an electric retractable roof, Rallye-style spot lamps, black leather seats embossed with Mini Cooper laurel, chrome interior trim and a burr walnut dash with magnolia faced dials.
The Mini has covered 107,000 warranted miles from new and is in splendid condition throughout having been carefully maintained and dry stored whenever not in use. According to the accompanying documentation, the car spent its first 8 years as a daily driver before retiring to life as a classic toy, with recurring periods spent in storage. This Mini a cracking runner and benefits from recent recommissioning completed to a high standard by classic Mini specialists, including new A-panels, new door skins, new rear subframe, new ball joints, new suspension arm bushes and a recent waxoyl service. Over £3,500 has been spent on the car in the past year alone.
She is sold with an MoT valid until 8th March 2022 and supplied with a comprehensive file of service history, MoT certificates and sundry receipts dating back to the point of registration. The John Cooper Garages invoice for the ‘S Works’ conversion (dated 1998) is also present.
Mini for sale for £11,995
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1998 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i MPI
This Mini Cooper 1.3i was first sold by Rover Approved garage Hartwell on 21st May 1998 and is presented in anthracite with contrasting white roof and body decals. Distinguishing features include a stainless steel exhaust system, Minilite alloy wheels, chrome interior trim and a burr walnut dash with magnolia faced dials.
The Mini is in splendid condition throughout having been carefully maintained and dry stored since 2011. She is sold newly serviced and MoT’d until 11th June 2022 and supplied with a comprehensive file of service history, MoT certificates and sundry receipts dating back to the point of registration and confirming the mileage of 77,000 to be correct. The original service book together with owner’s handbooks are also present.
Mini for sale for £9,995
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