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1998 classic rover mini paul smith le

The special edition Mini Paul Smith was released in 1998 in a strictly limited production run of 1800 cars, of which only 300 were earmarked for the home market. All 300 UK Minis were solely available in the Paul Smith blue hue, a colour specially selected by the renowned fashion designer. Each car was built to a distinctive and instantly recognisable specification, to include charcoal grey 12” Minilite alloy wheels, twin spot lamps, 24ct gold enamelled “Paul Smith” bonnet badge, “Paul Smith” rear window sticker, full black leather trim, colour-coded dash with Paul Smith scripted instrument graphics, citrus green glovebox interior, petrol tank and boot liner and a special “Paul Smith” denim jack bag. The Mini Paul Smith featured the 1275cc fuel-injected engine from the revived Mini Cooper and was one of the few Mini variants to be fitted with the tall 2.76:1 final drive ratio, making it one of the most refined models to drive. As the most lavish Rover Mini ever produced up to that point, it also wore a premium price tag, becoming the first edition to retail at over £10,000.

Originally supplied by Priory Rover on 26th August 1998, this Mini Paul Smith displays approximately 48,000 warranted miles and is a splendid example. 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.

The Mini is sold newly serviced and MoT’d and also benefits from a new suspension kit, auxiliary belt and headlight adjuster. The car is supplied with two sets of keys and a comprehensive history file enclosing a fully stamped service book, owner’s handbooks, MoT certificates and sundry invoices detailing mileage and works completed.

Serviced at:

  • 146 miles (20/01/1999)
  • 806 miles (08/03/1999)
  • 3,218 miles (24/08/1999)
  • 7,072 miles (02/09/2000)
  • 12,274 miles (10/09/2002)
  • 25,992 miles (29/04/2004)
  • 29,148 miles (27/11/2004)
  • 36,597 miles (06/12/2006)
  • 37,948 miles (15/12/2007)
  • 39,192 miles (22/12/2008)
  • 42,349 miles (20/12/2010)
  • 45,524 miles (29/01/2016)
  • 48,467 miles (17/08/2021)

This Mini Paul Smith is now sold.



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