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2000 classic rover mini john cooper le 40

The Mini John Cooper LE 40 was released in 1999 with a production run of 300 units as a tribute to 40 years of the Mini and to pay homage to the 40th anniversary of the Cooper F1 World Championship. The LE 40 was only available in Brooklands Green with an Old English White roof and bonnet stripes, over a contrasting Grenadine Red leather interior trim. Each car was built to a very high specification, which included Rallye-style spot lamps, Sportspack wheel arches, 13'' Minilite alloy wheels, radio/CD stereo and an engine-turned dash with Magnolia faced dials.

This Mini John Cooper LE 40 was first registered on 28th January 2000 and displays 51,000 miles from new. The car has evidently been meticulously maintained throughout its life and has covered a mere 6,000 miles in the past 14 years with recurring periods spent in storage.

The Mini drives incredibly well and is ready to be enjoyed. Under the bonnet resides a 1275cc ‘MPI’ inline-four, producing around 62bhp through a four-speed manual transmission. The engine is strong and pulls impeccably and the gear synchros are all in good order with no crunches on changes. The cabin is also in fantastic order, with only some very faint use-related creasing on the seat bolsters. The carpet and headlining both appear original and the interior also features an aluminium-finished gear knob with matching door handles and window winders. As result of years dry stored in a garage, the exterior presents in excellent condition. The chrome is in very good order and the rubbers have retained their rich colour, resisting substantial wear. Notably, the Mini has a complete and impressive MoT history record showing no corrosion issues.

The Mini John Cooper LE 40 is sold freshly serviced and MoT’d and also benefits from newly refurbished alloy wheels and recent Yokohama A539 tyres. Supplied with owners handbooks and a history file to warrant the mileage.

A rare opportunity to purchase a superbly presented, collector-quality example of the desirable limited edition Mini John Cooper.

This Mini John Cooper LE 40 is now sold.



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