1999 Rover Mini

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SAXXNWA2EXD17852
  • Engine number 
    12A21K70381566
  • Lot number 
    658
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £18000 - £22000.  
- With only 25 built, this must be the rarest Mini variant of all.23,000 miles. 1 owner
- Produced by John Cooper Garages exclusively in 1999 only. This is #009
- Exclusively fitted with a Jack Knight 5-speed. 105 mph and 0-60 in 8.8 seconds
- 'De-graphic'd' with factory approval. Unique. Owner's Manual signed by John Cooper
- Upgrades include Alex Moulton suspension, Mini-Sport vented discs, alloy callipers, and finned rear drums
 Only twenty-five of these special Minis were produced making them, we believe, the rarest of all Minis and were produced by John Cooper Garages exclusively in 1999 only. What made them so special was the adoption of the 5-speed gearbox built by Jack Knight Developments and fitted by John Cooper carrying the 'JKD' stamping. The end result was the fastest production Mini ever produced with a 105 mph top speed and 0-60 in 8.8 seconds.This sparkling little car has only covered 23,000 miles in the hands of its one owner, our vendor, and is chassis #009 of the original John Cooper Sport 5 Works production run.  Much of the mileage was done in the car's earlier years and it has been professionally stored more recently without any outings in the rain. This 'S Works' car was personally handed over to our vendor by John Cooper himself in March 1999 and he very kindly agreed to sign the car's Manual. Making T816 KEP particularly distinctive (possibly even unique) is that it was supplied without the white roof and bonnet stripes, and this change to the specification (removing the Trademark livery) had to be sanctioned by Rover in order for John Cooper Garages to release the car. All servicing was carried out by John Cooper Garages until they stopped providing the service. The upgrades include Alex Moulton 'Smooth-a-ride' suspension, Mini-Sport vented discs, alloy calipers, and finned rear drums. The interior treatment included a 'Custom' console, armrests, speaker pods, rear parcel shelf and boot conversion. All the original components are boxed and available to return to standard if needed. It is also fitted with an upgraded stereo with seven speakers and an amplifier, a new set of tyres, and a full MoT completes the story. We think this timeless Cooper S Works represents great value and holds the accolade of the rarest Mini of all.