A final Mini Classic Cooper Sport 2000 with one owner and 15,953 miles
Due to the immense popularity of the Sports Pack, an option on 1997-2000 Minis, Rover decided to release a final standalone model with it fitted as standard. The Classic Cooper Sport was born, and became the flagship of the Mini range. Just 2091 RHD Classic Cooper Sports were made from the last batch of production each with the unique SAXXNP chassis number. Today these are highly sought after and rare cars with just 587 known to the register
Platinum Silver roof, door mirrors, and bonnet stripes, chrome brightwork, opening rear quarter windows, twin coachlines and decals, Mini winged bonnet and boot badges, derivative and GB boot badges, large body coloured wheelarch extensions, halogen headlamps, front driving and fog lights, heated rear window, cream faced instrument gauges including tachometer, water temperature, oil temperature, battery condition, analogue clock, alloy fascia, alloy gearknob, alloy door furniture, driver’s airbag, side intrusion beams, perimetric anti-theft alarm with passive engine immobiliser and remote activation, internal bonnet release.
This historically important Mini was made at the end of the line and is finished in British Racing Green, (Code WNS) with a contrasting Platinum Silver roof, (Code MNX). The paintwork boasts a beautiful glossy shine with a silky smooth and uniform finish which warrants the low miles covered. The purposeful Sport Pack, unmarked decals and bright chrome work complement the polished paint to create an outstanding appearance. The front bumper has a tiny mark along with the bonnet which does not detract from the show winning credentials. Factory stickers to the front and side glass remain and the correct Quadoptic halogen lights, driving lamps and front fogs are fitted. At the rear the proud GB, Sport chrome badges and dealer supplied number plate are present. Stunning.
Lavishly trimmed, the full leather interior in Black and Nickle Silver, (Code WNP), is in incredible order thanks to the one careful custodian and low miles. Natural light veins to all seating is unavoidable but no wear to the silver inserts and silver coated steering wheel can be detected. The pristine carpets have been protected by genuine Mini Cooper velour mats and the door cards are perfect. The cream faced instruments set within the unmarked alloy facia function correctly along with all other controls. The correct CD player with the Mini logo remains fitted. Devine.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven Rover Group A-Series engine used in this final production car utilises the 1275cc unit mated to Multi-Point fuel Injection to lower emissions and increase performance to a refined yet punchy 62bhp. The delightful and unobtrusive rasp from the factory standard exhaust is a hoot! The engine bay is spotless and factory standard to allow exhibiting. The four speed gearbox is smooth, precise and a pleasure to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cooper Sport 13in alloy wheels with the correct green Mini centre logo caps remain in fantastic order and are still shod in matching Dunlop SP2000 175/50 R13 tyres. Although ample tread remains and original fitment is desired by collectors, due to age, a change is recommended. The servo assisted brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring the car to a prompt and assured halt.
Registered new on 1st September 2000 by Rover Main Dealers, Mann Egerton of Norwich, this Mini Classic Cooper Sport 2000 has been owned from new by Mrs Dunham. The original new vehicle invoice confirms the model and the optional extras of pearlescent paint and a single CD player. The service portfolio handbook has the correct vehicle label sticker and 15 stamped entries with accompanying invoices to warrant the 15,953 miles covered. All handbooks contained within a pristine Mini black leather A5 wallet are present and a spare set of keys and remote remain in a clear bag. This example represents the pinnacle of the late Rover Mini incarnations, a firm must have for any classic Mini fan and collector.
MOT August 2017, HPI Clear.
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