Rover Mini Cooper Sport 1997

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Lot No: 46
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1997 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 76,450 (Warranted) £11,300 + buyers premium


On the Surface: This 1997 Rover Mini Cooper Sport looks fantastic in its Volcano Orange finish. Its iconic design lets off a retro appeal that is synonymous with Mini’s. The overall condition is great with the exterior in fantatsic condition and the interior showing a used and original but good patina.

Maintenance: Under The Vendor’s ownership for the past 13 years, this Mini Cooper Sport has undergone various pieces of mainteance. Recent upgrades completed during The Vendor’s tenure feature a new powder-coated subframe, upgraded spring suspension, replacement of wheel cylinders, front brake calipers, and rear brake drums, predominantly overseen by The Vendor’s husband—an ex-Rover employee.

History: The comprehensive history file accompanying the vehicle includes a collection of old MOT certificates, tax discs, and invoices detailing past maintenance, primarily from previous ownership. The original Rover Mini bookpack, complete with the Owner’s Handbook also features with the rest of the history.

The Model: As one of the concluding versions of the classic Mini, the Cooper Sport signifies an end of an era of Rover made Mini’s and the looks of the Mini that . The year 1997 (the year of the example) introduced notable advancements, including a multi-point fuel-injected engine, a front-mounted radiator, and various safety enhancements. Its nimble handling and spirited performance, amplified by its low-to-the-ground stance, continue to captivate enthusiasts.

Sale Insight: This Mini has been taken to and enjoyed at a lot of shows and events by The Vendor, however, she has now made the decision to sell this Mini Cooper Sport due to the desire for a larger vehicle and decreased usage of the Cooper. The hope is to find a new owner who shares the same appreciation for this classic.

Lot No. 46
Auction 1st February 2024 - 88% SOLD
Vehicle Make Rover
Vehicle Model Mini Cooper Sport
Year of Manufacture 1997
Mileage 76,450 (Warranted)
Registration R466ENH
Date first Registered 18/11/1997
MOT 19/10/2024
Chassis Number SAXXNNAZEWD143605
Engine Number 12A2LK70349968
Estimated Sale Price £8,500 - £9,500

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