The one car that always reminds us of The Italian Job, the Mini Cooper. Unlike other Mini’s on the market, this one is rather special from the other classic Minis produced. We will get more into that further down, but for now, we will review the history.
Production of the Mini came to an end in the year 2000 after an unbelievable 41 years of manufacture. During those 41 years, an astounding 5,387,862 cars were produced. To celebrate this massive achievement, Rover went on to create an additional 500 special edition Minis which were called The Cooper Sport 500. This would be the final send-off for the legendary Mini Cooper.
The Cooper 500 was finished in a selection of four separate colours; Anthracite (108), Solar Red (110), Tahiti Blue (128) and British Racing Green (154). The example, as you can see from the pictures, has been finished in Solar Red, one of the rarer colours you will find the Mini Cooper Sport in.
About the Mini Cooper Sport
As seen from the pictures, the Cooper Sport is completed in Solar Red, with platinum silver roof and door mirrors helping to break the red up ever so slightly. The bonnet has platinum silver stripes and pinstripes which we think it a great touch for this classic. Some other components the Mini comes with is the original Mini cassette radio, spare wheel, the Cooper SPort 500 build plaque and certificate of authenticity, and much more.
From the day the Mini was purchased, the owner has had this classic stored by its one and only owner. Considering the auto is nearly 18 years old, it still looks the part to this day looking as though it had just come off the production line. The paintwork is unmarked throughout too, and the rubber seals are soft.
We have seen a lot of Mini’s listed for sale, but this one takes our pick. Keeping in mind there are only 500 of these, and just 110 finished in Solar Red, this is for sure a collector's piece. We highly recommend you check this classic out - nice part of Mini history.
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- Year: 2001
- Exterior Colour: Solar Red
- Interior Colour: Black and Silver Leather