circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXAMBBD017004

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Lot 302
circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,413) inc. premium
circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon
Registration no. J679 SSF
Chassis no. SAXXAMBBD017004

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. Racing car manufacturer John Cooper, though, was convinced of its 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, Cooper sold modified Minis under the 'Mini Cooper' name from the mid-1980s, before Rover's acquisition of the rights made it possible to re-launch the model officially in July 1990. The new Mini Cooper was based on the Mini 30, the most luxuriously equipped Limited Edition Mini to date, but was fitted with the 1,275cc MG Metro A-Series engine rather than the 30's 998cc unit.

    Purchased ten years ago and kept in storage since then, this fine example has recently been restored by Sevenoaks Mini as part of a programme of progressively upgrading the owner's collection of Minis (invoices on file). The car is only offered for sale because the collection is being refocused. Attractively finished in the very rare colour combination of black/white with red-piped black interior, 'J679 SSF' has covered only some 28,000-or-so miles from new and is described as in generally very good condition. Looking fabulous, this quick little car is offered with current MoT, V5C document, and the aforementioned restoration bills.
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circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXAMBBD017004
circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXAMBBD017004
circa 1991 Rover Mini Cooper Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXAMBBD017004
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