Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 181
Year : 2000
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : X702 LGJ
Chassis No. : SAXXNPAZE1D - 188464
Engine No. : 12A2LK70399718
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


To celebrate the final chapter of the classic shaped Mini
that began life in 1959, a limited edition of 500 cars were
produced and named the Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500. The classic
Mini shape was retained but had the additional benefits of more
modern mechanicals and trim details. The best quality hides were
used within the interior and the alloy dashboard, window winders
and door handles are a tribute to John Cooper. All of these last
500 cars were finished with Platinum silver roofs and stripes and
every new owner also received a special gift with the purchase of
the car; namely a Cooper Sport 500 shoulder bag full of many Mini
branded accessories including a Mini cap, a T-shirt, perfume,
cufflinks and a fleece. The other important item is the certificate
stating the car is a genuine Cooper Sport 500 which also bears the
chassis number and the signatures of John Cooper and Kevin

We are delighted to offer this incredibly low mileage
example of one of the last Minis built. Purchased as an investment
for his grandson, the car was kept in dry storage but started
regularly and only occasionally taken out to keep everything in top
running order. Sadly, the gentleman passed away three years ago and
the Mini was entrusted to his daughter for safe-keeping until the
grandson was ready to drive. As it transpired, the grandson has
turned out to be too tall to fit comfortably behind the wheel;
hence the car is available today. Presented in British Racing Green
with platinum silver roof and stripes, this Cooper Sport 500
presents, as one would expect given the mileage, as a new car and
smells as such when entering the interior. The family has informed
us that the Mini will have a fresh MoT test certificate on arrival
at the sale and will be complete with its certificate of
authenticity, authenticity plaque within the glove box and the gift
pack, still in its original packaging. This is a tremendous
opportunity for the Mini enthusiast or collector to acquire one of
the last 500 examples of this most iconic motor car.

For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170