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1997 classic rover mini cooper 1.3i mpi

Originally supplied by All Electric Garages Group (Rover) on 27th March 1997, this Rover Mini Cooper MPI is presented in Surf blue with white roof and body decals. Distinguishing features include a Wood & Pickett stainless steel exhaust system, performance throttle body, K&N air filter, Wood & Pickett chrome grille, 13'' ‘Sportspack’ Minilite alloy wheels and bespoke burr walnut interior trim.

The recent lady owner purchased the car from Wood & Pickett in December 2011, where it was serviced and sold on behalf of the previous lady keeper. Since 2011, it has been driven only in dry weather (including the London-Brighton runs and local classic car events) and garage stored whenever not in use. Notably, the car had a full respray in 2013 and was put into dry storage in late 2015, before being unearthed earlier this year.

Displaying 69,000 miles on the clock (warranted), the classic Mini has recently undergone extensive recommissioning - and at great expense - including a new throttle body, new lambda sensor, new oil filter, new coolant temperature sensor, new battery and a comprehensive valet. The Mini is sold newly serviced and MoT’d and is supplied with a complete service book and folder full of MoT certificates and sundry receipts.

Serviced at:

  • 1,000 miles (16/04/1997)
  • 6,000 miles (13/08/1997)
  • 9,169 miles (18/12/1997)
  • 33,464 miles (24/03/2000)
  • 40,201 miles (27/09/2001)
  • 40,263 miles (02/01/2002)
  • 44,015 miles (07/10/2002)
  • 50,449 miles (06/01/2004)
  • 53,146 miles (18/01/2005)
  • 56,283 miles (18/01/2007)
  • 57,144 miles (18/01/2008)
  • 57,927 miles (23/01/2009)
  • 59,658 miles (13/01/2011)
  • 69,143 miles (08/04/2021)

This classic Mini is now sold.



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