1999 Rover Mini Paul Smith LE

Lot: 210

Sold for (£): 5,060
Offered for sale is a 1.275L 1999 Rover Mini Paul Smith manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 84 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare classic 'Paul Smith' limited edition Rover Mini showing just 62,000 miles. This desirable, original UK supplied car is believed to be one of only 300 built by Rover for the UK market and is based on the Mini Sprite with the 1275cc engine fitted. 

We are told this car has travelled very few miles since a respray in the correct shade of Paul Smith Blue late last summer, and naturally the bodywork was fully prepared prior to painting. Two brand new Falcon tyres on the front have been fitted and a fresh MoT certificate will be issued before the Auction with a March 2017 expiry.

Owned by the vendor, a Mini enthusiast, for the last five years, this attractive Mini is said to drive and run as it should. The standard Rover multi-point fuel injection makes this an easy and reliable entry into classic Mini ownership, with the 1275 cc engine easily keeping up with modern traffic.  The Paul Smith refinements include unique Paul Smith Blue paintwork, black leather interior, magnolia dials, black and silver rose petal alloys, lime green details in the interior, boot and engine bay and the gold Paul Smith bonnet badge.

A sound, clean and tidy 'limited edition' Mini in an amazing colour.

Lot Details

Registration: S457YAB RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1999 Engine size: 1.275L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 62000
Model: Mini Paul Smith MOT expiry: 2017-03-10
Warranted: No Chassis number: SAXXNWAZEWD162912

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 84 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Slight pitting to chrome on door handles. Windscreen filler strip has marks. Any rust has been dealt with, the car having travelled very few miles since re-paint last summer.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Not quite concours but very clean and tidy.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Nice clean engine bay. Starts first time every time and runs exactly as it should.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


No problems. All gears and clutch work as they should.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Two brand new Falcon tyres on front.


Minor: Major:


All electrics function as they should, including standard factory fitted alarm/immobiliser etc.

Vehicle History


MOTs from 2006. One or two receipts. Original handbook.

About the 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 its 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.
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 Every-day 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