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1998 classic rover mini cooper si by john cooper garages

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 a 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 classic 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.

Serviced at:

- 2,477 miles (26/05/1998)

- 6,373 miles (14/07/1998)

- 10,545 miles (02/09/1998)

- 22,273 miles (05/02/1999)

- 37,288 miles (13/06/2000)

- 41,168 miles (18/09/2000)

- 43,171 miles (21/05/2001)

- 55,738 miles (22/05/2002)

- 65,523 miles (05/12/2002)

- 69,870 miles (23/07/2003)

- 79,820 miles (16/03/2005)

- 82,106 miles (07/06/2006)

- 83,912 miles (31/05/2007)

- 88,000 miles approx. (10/10/2008)

- 90,600 miles (06/06/2009)

- 96,061 miles (21/03/2013)

- 106,000 miles approx. (22/07/2020) - Major service

- 107,394 miles (26/06/2021) - New oil

The Mini 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 conversion (dated 1998) is also present.

This classic Mini is now sold.



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