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2001 classic rover mini cooper sport 500 s works

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 superb 2001 Y-reg example, number 241 of 500, is presented in British Racing Green with wonderful black and grey leather interior. In 2012 the car had an ‘S-Works’ conversion carried out by Mini specialist Palmer Brothers Works, comprising of an engine head upgrade and exhaust and air filter enhancements to push out around 25bhp more than standard.

The Mini has covered just 38,000 miles from new - a mere 500 miles in the past 6 years - and is in lovely condition having been carefully maintained. It is sold newly serviced and MOT’d with no advisories. All four wheels have been refurbished and the car has benefitted from a comprehensive valet. Accompanied by two sets of keys, full service history and a file of invoices and sundry literature including the official “Last 500” certificate and Palmer Brothers conversion certificate.

Serviced at:

  • 1,050 miles (09/04/2001)
  • 3,603 miles (31/08/2001)
  • 6,455 miles (22/02/2002)
  • 11,585 miles (06/03/2003)
  • 12,768 miles (08/03/2004)
  • 16,472 miles (10/03/2005)
  • 20,022 miles (03/03/2006)
  • 32,342 miles (17/05/2010)
  • Unrecorded miles (30/08/2012)
  • 37,898 miles (13/05/2015)
  • 37,922 miles (12/05/2016)
  • 37,947 miles (10/05/2017)
  • 38,115 miles (13/01/2021)

With less than 440 of the 500 built cars left on the road in the UK, the Mini Cooper Sport 500 has become a prominent modern classic.


This Mini Cooper Sport 500 is now sold.



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