Instantly recognised around the world, the Mini is without doubt one of the most iconic cars to be designed and built in the UK. It was invented by Englishman Alec Issigonis and produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. Though small in size, the Mini’s space-saving transverse engine and front-wheel drive arrangement allowed for 80% of the floorplan area to be used for occupants and their luggage, a layout that influenced a generation of car manufacturers. On 4th October 2000, after 41 memorable years and 5,387,862 produced, production of the “Classic” Mini came to an end.
The Cooper Sport was the final edition of the classic Mini. Each car was built to a very high specification which included Rallye-style fog and spot lamps, Sportspack wheel arches, 13” Minilite alloy wheels, full leather trim in black and grey, and an engine-turned dash with Magnolia faced dials and chrome bezel gauges. There was a choice of four exterior colours; British Racing Green, Tahiti Blue, Solar Red and Anthracite, each with a Platinum Silver roof and matching bonnet stripes.
This superb 2001 Y-reg Cooper Sport is presented in Solar Red with Platinum Silver roof and contrasting black and grey leather interior. She has covered 63,000 miles from new – a mere 4,000 miles in the past five years – and is in splendid condition throughout. As result of meticulous maintenance, the car hasn’t had a single MoT advisory recorded since 2013.
The Mini is supplied with a comprehensive history folder comprising service history, MoT certificates and sundry receipts dating back to the point of registration. She is sold newly serviced and MoT’d until 31st May 2022, and also benefits from newly refurbished alloy wheels and recent new tyres.
This vehicle is now sold.
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