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2001 classic rover mini cooper sport 500, the 6th last mini made!

The Cooper Sport 500 was the final edition of the classic Mini, released in a strictly limited production run of 500 units. They were only available in four exterior colours; British Racing Green, Tahiti Blue, Solar Red and Anthracite, with a contrasting Platinum Silver roof and bonnet stripes. Each car was appropriately built to a high specification, including a bank of four fog and spot lamps, 13” Sportspack alloy wheels and arches, a high-level brake light, leather seats in black and nickel silver, alloy door trim and an engine-turned dash with chrome bezel gauges. Every Mini Cooper Sport 500 rolled off the production line with a 'Last 500' certificate signed by John Cooper, and a unique plaque within the glove box, reading “This Mini is one of the last 500 built to the original Sir Alec Issigonis design”.

This Mini Cooper Sport 500:

Number 495 of 500 - the 6th last Mini made.

Originally supplied by Dutton Forshaw, Blackpool. First registered on 31st May 2001.

Finished in iconic British Racing Green with a Platinum Silver roof and bonnet stripes, over a silver and black leather interior.

64,000 warranted miles from new. Latest owner since 2006 with only 3 former keepers.

The Mini drives well and the gear synchros are in good order with no crunches on the changes.

Supplied with two sets of keys and a history file dating back to the point of first registration to include the original stamped service book.

Dates and mileages:

  • 1,031 Miles (13/07/2001)
  • 4,304 Miles (28/12/2001)
  • 12,725 Miles (29/06/2002)
  • 15,143 Miles (02/11/2002)
  • 26,240 Miles (01/06/2004)
  • 31,007 Miles (02/06/2005)
  • 33,829 Miles (17/02/2006)
  • 40,007 Miles (09/02/2007)
  • 46,485 Miles (14/02/2008)
  • 49,592 Miles (06/02/2009)
  • 53,150 Miles (24/02/2010)
  • 55,121 Miles (18/02/2011)
  • 57,159 Miles (19/03/2012)
  • 58,845 Miles (20/03/2013)
  • 59,726 Miles (12/08/2014)
  • 61,317 Miles (04/08/2015)
  • 63,202 Miles (04/08/2016)
  • 63,879 Miles (03/08/2017)
  • 63,934 Miles (14/11/2022)
  • 64,000 Miles (30/06/2023)


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