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1997 Rover Mini Cooper 'Backdate'

Lot Number 198

1997 Rover Mini Cooper 'Backdate'

A well-restored, later Rover Mini Cooper presented in the style of a classic '66 Cooper S.

  • Sold for: £9,225

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Almond Green
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    HSR 91D

SUMMARY

A well-restored, later Rover Mini Cooper presented in the style of a classic '66 Cooper S.

DESCRIPTION

  • Around £10,000 has been invested in 'back dating' this 1997 Mini Cooper to offer modern Rover mechanicals with all the charm and charisma of a mid-sixties 1275S
  • Rebuilt utilising a new 'Heritage' front end including the grille and bumpers, the windscreen panel and period rear quarters, all strengthened where required
  • Well finished in Almond Green with an Old English White roof and incorporating many period-correct styling cues including, Group 2 'Works' arches covering a set of 6x10" Minilites wrapped in Falcon FK07E rubber, a dummy tank and filler (the 1275S often had twin tanks), leather bonnet straps, streamlined door mirrors, a period Lucas rear lamp, PECO-style big bore exhaust, an early British Vita rear window sticker and finally a 1966 registration number
  • The very smart grey leather interior remains essentially standard with some extra gauges
  • Mechanical modifications include an upgraded ECU, Stage 2 polished head with 1.5-1 high-lift roller rockers, a stainless exhaust, Cooper S discs and Minifin rear drums
  • This is a well-sorted package combining the comfort, reliability and affordability of a late-nineties car with the looks and excitement of the legendary mid-sixties1275S rally cars and seems very sensibly guided

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
198
Make
ROVER
Model
MINI COOPER
Variant
Saloon
Registration Number
HSR 91D
Chassis Number
SAXXNNAZEBD137797
Engine Number
12A2LK70346114
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Almond Green

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Simon.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

102 / 135

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Minor micro blistering on the roof., other than that very good

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About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Simon.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.