Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723
Lot 395
Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon
Registration no. 5476 LJ Engine no. 1660000723
Sold for £5,060 (US$ 6,365) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723 Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723 Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723 Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723 Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new,1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon  Engine no. 1660000723
Property of a deceased's estate; one private owner from new
1990 Rover Mini Cooper Saloon
Registration no. 5476 LJ
Engine no. 1660000723
Chassis No SAXXNNAMBBD013968

Footnotes

  • Fifty years ago the notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was anathema and the idea of a high-performance version was laughable. One man though, saw it quite differently. Racing car manufacturer John Cooper already knew quite a bit about tuning BMC's A-Series engine - he was running the company's Formula Junior effort at the time - and a test drive in a prototype Mini convinced him of the car's competition potential. The result, launched in September 1961, was the Mini Cooper, a car that offered a size/price/performance package that was nothing short of miraculous.

    Following the original's demise in 1971, John Cooper sold his own modified Minis under the 'Mini Cooper' name from the mid-1980s before Rover's acquisition of the rights made it possible to officially re-launch the model in September 1990. The new Mini Cooper was based on the Mini 30, the most luxuriously equipped Limited Edition Mini to date, but fitted with the 1,275cc engine rather than the 30's 998cc unit.

    This Mini Cooper's interior has been extensively upgraded by its late owner, boasting a walnut veneer trim pack and three-dial instrument cluster among other modifications (original trim with car). Last taxed to 30th September 2012, '5476 LJ' is offered with SORN paperwork and Swansea V5C documents showing that the deceased acquired it in December 1990 and was its first private owner. A total of 12,279 miles is currently displayed on the odometer.

    No Reserve

Saleroom notices

  • We are pleased to advise this vehicle is offered with a current MoT valid until June 2013
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