1997 MINI COOPER MPI Registration Number: P872 JOP Chassis ...






Registration Number: P872 JOP
Chassis Number: SAXXNNAZEBD141820
Recorded Mileage: 54,600 miles

- Three private owners, the current since 2014
- Complete with original book pack, receipts and both keys
- Last serviced in August 2023

The original Mini is considered a British icon of the 1960s, with its space-saving design inspiring a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century behind the Ford Model T.

The final post-1997 Minis (the ‘MPI Minis’) were designed to reinforce the classic model’s place as a British icon and to propel the next generation which arrived in 2001. The ‘MPIs’ had 20% more power over standard, were more reliable due to modern multi-point fuel injection and twin spark technology, had more sound deadening, a revised gearbox ratio and a new mechanical layout to reduce driving noise. The runout models feaured a higher quality interior, more safety features, and lower emissions than their predecessors.

This Mini Cooper was first road registered in May 1997, a late MPi model in Tahiti Blue with a white roof. Always located in the South West of England, the Cooper has been well maintained with just three owners, having covered just over 54,000 miles since new. In current ownership (since 2014) the Mini has been serviced by a local classic car specialist, being garage kept and seldom used in the last year, hence now offered for sale.

Last serviced in August 2023, we understand the Cooper runs and drives very well, in 2019 was subject to bodywork repairs to the sills and wheelarches, and more recently has had all four wheels refurbished. In previous ownership (2010) the Mini benefitted from further work to repair the subframe, a common Mini issue. The car now requires attention to the bodywork due to some localised areas of corrosion, and is priced very sensibly to allow for this. The Cooper is offered complete with all service books, both keys, and a number of invoices for works over the years.

Auction Date: 13th Apr 2024 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
13th Apr 2024 2pm (Lots 1 to 45)