2001 MINI Cooper
Year of manufacture2001
Chassis # 178913
- The personal car of Mrs John Cooper
- Personalized finish and engine tuning
- UNIQUE and just 550 miles since it left the factory!
- No reserve
- The last Mini of Mrs John Cooper
After the appearance of the new generation of MINI from BMW, the nostalgia for the old version remained intact in the heart of the enthusiasts, even more to those who had owned one. Two years after her husband, the famous John Cooper, had developed for himself a "very special" version of the Mini Cooper, it's not surprising that his wife also wanted a customized example. It was almost the end of production of the first generation Mini. This is a "Works" model, with max power at 90bhp, instead of the 63 of the original. Before production stopped, Mrs Cooper managed to take possession of one of the last produced. The car rolled out of the Rover factories on April 25, 2001 and was registered 'S90BHP' on 3rd September, 2001. She asked for the color 'Brookland Green', with a white roof and an interior in 'Granada', like the color of the series limited to just 25 units in the series released earlier. This car was the last, # 50, of the ultimate limited edition of 50 built.
The car was then also the last to feature the famous John Cooper version 90bhp kit which included many modifications: a specially prepared cylinder head, reworked intake manifold, air filter housing and specific dipstick. Other parts bearing the John Cooper label included the wheel centers, aluminum pedals, oil pressure gauge, a clock and a stopwatch. The cover of the steering column, the fuse box cover and bottom of the dashboard were all covered with leather in the shade of Granada. The exhaust has two tips and the boot is completely covered with custom made carpet. This car is an exceptional piece, and not just by its provenance. This Mini is as " new "with mileage of 550 miles, since it left the factory.