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Lot No. 898 - 2000 Rover Mini John Cooper (LE of 300) with Palmer Works 'S' Conversion

Sold for: £18,870

The John Cooper LE rarely comes up for sale let alone one with the Palmer Works 'S' conversion in this condition and low mileage. Unrepeatable.
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  • The John Cooper LE 40 was launched in 1999 with a build run of 300 cars as a tribute to 40 years of the Mini & the 40th anniversary of the Cooper F1 World Championship
  • All finished in the striking combination of Brooklands Green with an Old English White roof
  • Grenadine Red leather with a full-length, engine-turned dash with Magnolia faced dials
  • This Cooper has the added and extremely rare 'Palmer S Works' kit fitted in 2010 by Palmer Brothers Works garage. Conversion number 11/73 (it may be the only John Cooper Palmer Works S?). Original Certificate provided
  • This kit included a Stage 3 cylinder head, 1.5 high-lift roller rockers, K&N 57i Induction Kit, modified inlet manifold, Burlen SU 52mm throttle body, Maniflow LCB, stainless steel RC40 exhaust system
  • The engine and gearbox had an ‘overhaul’ in 2019 @ 37,927 miles (see Condition Report)
  • Smart LE interior with a huge number of bespoke additions (see Condition Report)
  • Lots of service history, owner's handbook, all MOTs, original paraphernalia, service book (Dixon Rover York x2, London Mini Centre x 4, Wood & Pickett x 1 up to 33,543 miles – remainder at the local Mini specialist of over 40 years) along with 2 sets of keys
  • Simply remarkable

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Year of manufacture:
2000
Make:
Rover Mini
Chassis number:
SAXXNNAZEYD178362
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1.3
Body colour:
Brooklands Green/White
MOT Expiry:
Tuesday 21 December 2021
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
W484 OAG
Model:
John Cooper Works LE40
Engine number:
12A2LK70389679
Interior colour:
Grenadine Red
Odometer Reading:
38200
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

128 / 135

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The standard exterior spec was as follows: Decals - John Cooper signature in chrome-plated steel, 13" Sportspack alloy wheels, sports pack arches, spot lamps, additional chrome work e.g. flip petrol cap, door escutcheons In addition, this car features a custom alloy console & Grenadine speaker pods, custom Grenadine boot liner, Wood & Pickett electric windows. SS Parts. Washer bezels/wiper arms, Cooper ‘S’ front door window surrounds, bumpers/over-riders along with wavy grille and surrounds, Cooper Sport Towing Eyes

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The LE interior included Grenadine Red leather upholstery, including the seats (with black piping), dash top, door liners, gear gaiter and door pockets. Black leather steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear knob. Alloy dashboard, CD player, Airbag, Extra oil and voltmeter gauges. SS parts; Internal door pack – handles, lock plates, door pulls, seat extenders, internal vent caps, rear-view mirror

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This kit included a stage 3 cylinder head, 1.5 high lift roller rockers, K ‘n’ N 57i Induction Kit, modified inlet manifold, Burlen SU 52mm throttle body, Maniflow LCB, stainless steel RC40 exhaust system. Whilst removed the engine and gearbox had an ‘overhaul’ in 2019 (mileage 37,927) with: Repaint, gaskets, skim, valve springs and seals to head. Engine repaint and gaskets. New sensors, clutch, radiator, water pump, timing chain (adjuster & gaskets), slave cylinder, master cylinders, brake servo, servo bulkhead bracket assembly etc., Gearbox was overhauled by John at Guessworks with a 3.2 final drive fitted, 17 tooth speedo pinion and central oil pick up pipe fitted, Maniflow LCB & L-pipe, replacement stainless steel RC40 twin side pipe with an additional silencer, fitted a new sports CAT, DSN Classics – LH MPI Steady Bar, DSN Classics – MPI Thermostat Housing, Sticky Fingers Custom ‘Palmer Works S’ rocker cover, Stainless parts; Brake Reservoir Cover, Engine Fuse Box Cover to suit MPI, Bonnet Catch to suit MPI, MPI alternator guard, Cylinder Head Nut Covers, Radiator Cover for the MPI front-mounted radiator, Bulk Head Blanks, Bottom Gearbox Steady complete with Polyflex (2-part bushes) and stainless centres, Top Engine Tie Bar, complete with PolyFlex (2-part bushes) and stainless centres, MPI Ignition Bracket, Boot Latch Cover Plate, Clutch Cap Finisher, Highly-polished Verto Clutch Bracket, MPI Coolant Tank polished aluminium cap, Horn Bracket, Engine Relay Covers, Bonnet Slam Plate with Stainless Bolts, HT Lead Clamps 1 Pair, Front subframe Tower Bolt Covers, MPI Alternator Terminal Covers, Bonnet Stay, Mini master cylinder base plate, MPI Radiator Mounting Kit, MPI bonnet catch plate, MPI Fuel Relay Module Top Cover, Bonnet Hinges, MPI Engine Bay ECU Cover Enclosure, Bonnet Catch Striker Plate, MPI coolant expansion tank bracket, Cooper Sport MPI Stainless Steel Top Coolant Hose Kit, MPI fuel cut-off switch top finisher, MPI ECU bracket, MPI Radiator Top Hose Support Bracket Stainless With Fittings, MPI crank-sensor bracket, MPI Alternator Terminal Cover, Mini MPI bottom hose support bracket stainless with fittings.

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Remarks

13 x 7" polished 'Supa Light' rims with new Yokohamas

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