1991 Mini Cooper 1275 Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXNNAMMBD027838

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Lot 521
1991 Mini Cooper 1275 Saloon
Registration no. J749 XAN Chassis no. SAXXNNAMMBD027838

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 7,059) inc. premium
1991 Mini Cooper 1275 Saloon
Registration no. J749 XAN
Chassis no. SAXXNNAMMBD027838
John Cooper sold his own modified Minis under the 'Mini-Cooper' name from the mid-1980s, before Rover's acquisition of the rights to the name 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. John Cooper's involvement did not end there however. In March 1991 his Rover-approved Mini-Cooper 'S' conversion kit went on sale, a package that boosted power from the stock 61bhp to 78bhp. Suspension improvements included adjustable shock absorbers and low-profile tyres.
Supplied new in Germany, this lefthand-drive example boasts extras including leather trim, heated seats, burr walnut fascia and sports exhaust. The car is accompanied by John Cooper Conversion Certificate serial number '049-S-GR' which suggests that it may well have been upgraded to 'S' specification. It is hoped this matter will have been clarified by time of sale. Now UK registered, the car has covered 101,000 kilometres (approximately 62,700 miles) from new and benefits from a full professional body restoration undertaken in 2001, invoices for which accompany the car. Finished in green/white with tan interior, the vehicle is offered with old German registration papers, fresh MoT and Swansea V5.
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