The Classic Mini 40 LE – An Insight
Instantly recognised around the world, the Mini is without doubt one of the most iconic cars to be designed and built in the UK. Though small in size, its space-saving transverse engine and front-wheel drive arrangement allows for 80% of the floorplan to be used for occupants and their luggage, a layout that was somewhat ahead of its time and subsequently 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 Mini 40 was launched in 1999 to mark the 40th anniversary of production of the classic Mini. Largely based on the Cooper S, only 800 examples were produced of which 250 were earmarked for the home market. The Mini 40 was one of the most expensive production Minis ever made with each car being built to a very high specification, to include Rallye-style spot lamps, Sportspack wheel arches, 13” Minilite alloy wheels, full leather interior, radio/CD stereo and an engine-turned dash with Magnolia faced dials.
Our Mini 40 LE For Sale
First registered on 29th September 1999, our Mini 40 for sale is presented in stunning Mulberry Red with matching full leather interior and contrasting seat piping. The badges and pin stripes on the car remind you that it is a limited edition Mini and all in gold to show how exclusive they intended to be. The Mini began life as a demo car for Rover dealer South Clevedon Garages Ltd and was purchased from the dealership in November 1999 by a lady, who has remained the registered keeper ever since. Over the course of the past 22 years the car has been driven sparingly, with reoccurring periods spent in dry storage.
The Mini boasts 31,000 miles from new (a mere 4,000 miles in the past 10 years) and is in exceptional condition throughout, commensurate with such low mileage. The exterior is remarkably clean and rust free and the engine is strong and pulls impeccably. Notably, the Mini has been serviced and maintained by the same reputable garage for most of its life. She is sold newly serviced and MoT’d until 12th August 2022 (no advisories) and also benefits from a new front pipe, battery, front bump stops, tyres and reconditioned alloy wheels. The original purchase invoice, owner’s handbooks and both sets of keys are all present.
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