1998 Mini Cooper Sport-Low mileage- DEPOSIT TAKEN For Sale
Having devised the iconic original back in the early 1960s, 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. What would turn out to be the final Mini version - the Mark 7 - arrived in 1996. Changes included twin-point fuel injection, higher final drive gearing, driver's airbag, side impact beams, additional sound insulation, improved front seats, front-mounted radiator and a 'Sports Pack' option. Part of a factory initiative intended to encourage customers to personalise their Minis, the Sports Pack comprised 13"x6" Minilite-style alloy wheels, extended wheelarches, Koni dampers, four auxiliary front lights, large-bore exhaust tailpipe and extra instruments. Among the numerous other options was a wood embellished interior and 'John Cooper' black leather seats
My gorgeous Mini Cooper is an immaculate example and has very low mileage of 43k, documented with stamped service book, many invoices and MOT history. The History file also confirms the Mini spent much of its life on the Isle of Wight which explains such little use..
The car presents its self very well with all the extras Rover Mini threw at the “Sport” including 13 inch retro Minilite alloy wheels, 4 spot lights, full leather, plus many more. The rare factory option of a full electric fold back webasto roof, alloy interior trim pack, nudge bar bumpers front and rear, walnut veneer to name a few.
The paintwork is immaculate in metallic “Brooklands” Green with John Cooper bonnet stripes. The paintwork was redone in 2014 with invoice for 2.2k in the file. There is no rust issues at all inc the front scuttle where it is all so common normally. It is showroom standard and the best i have ever had.
The wheels are all immaculate with no scuffs. They are shod with correct tyres which have seen very little use. Underneath and the engine bay are both impeccable standard and again up there with the best i have had.
The leather interior is very nice and the walnut veneer is A1 condition.
In my opinion this is the best colour combination with all the period styling and accessories and super low mileage this is a great find and I am sure will not disappoint the next owner.
On the road the car drives and handles very well indeed.
Here are some additional details/spec supplied by previous owner:
4 stage paint correction and ceramic coating.
Full engine and gearbox service
New front brake pads and rear shoes
Full underside restoration
Full engine bay restoration
Full interior restoration
Rear Radius arm rebuild
Full professional bodyshop touch up/repaint
New Cooper decals and pin striping
New front screen seal and fillet beading
New front grill + surrounds
New headlamp inner and outer rings (genuine)
Great spec for a Cooper Sport with some great optional extras too:
Webasto electric folding roof
Full black leather
Sportspack wide arches
Speedline 13×7 alloy wheels
Thatcham approved immobiliser
Chrome GB badge
4 spot lamps
3 dial binnacle
Oil temp/clock/battery voltage dials.
RDS radio cassette with parcel shelf speakers
Extended wood pack
Wood and Picket bumpers
Level adjust headlamps
Some really nice subtle upgrades that make this car even more enjoyable:
Super Gaz shock absorbers
Hi-Lo suspension cones
Stainless steel cat back
Adjustable front tie arms with polybushes
High lift cam
Many new recent parts including an all important heritage subframe replacement, and cooling system refresh!
Great service/maintenance file. 2 sets of keys and immobiliser fobs, original handbooks and brochures.
Part ex for similar quality classics considered. Trailer delivery at cost.
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Very good condition Mini Cooper with powerful 1300 cc engine. A good looking car in British Racing Green with cool Cooper striping and Minilite wheels. The interior has been upgraded with a stunning.....