2000 Mini Cooper, 1275 cc. Registration number W943 PAG. Chassis number SAXXNNAZEYD182786. Engine number 12A2LK70394580.
Having devised the iconic original back in the early 1960s, John Cooper sold his own modified Minis under the 'Mini Cooper' name from the mid-1980s, before Rover's acquisition of the rights to the name made it possible to officially re-launch the model in September 1990. The new Mini Cooper was based on the Mini 30, the most luxuriously equipped Limited Edition Mini to date, but fitted with the 1,275cc engine rather than the 30's 998cc unit. What would turn out to be the final Mini version - the Mark 7 - arrived in 1996. Changes included twin-point fuel injection, higher final drive gearing, driver's airbag, side impact beams, additional sound insulation, improved front seats, front-mounted radiator and a 'Sportpack' option. By the time production ceased in 2000, a total of well over 5 million Minis of all types had been produced, making it the best selling British car of all time.
Dating from the final year of the Mini's production in its original form, this PAG is a rare one owner from new example that has only covered some 59,000 miles in its life. Purchased by Mrs Mulligan on the 25th May of 2000 from Welptons of Hull for £7,965 in Solar Red; it had been pre registered from the 8th of March. Serviced by them the next year at 5,325 miles and the following at 11,421 miles. From then on it has been looked after by a local garage to her.
In it received a front end rebuild with new wings, front panel and scuttle, see images on file and in July 2019 a new OSF floor pan, front panel and repaint of the wings at a cost of over £2,000.
Sold with the V5C, MOT until March 2012, MOT history confirming the mileage, original Rover manuals and the history folder. This Mini is a much loved example in good order.