1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP

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  • Only 14,970 miles from new
  • Just four former keepers
  • Winner of the 2014 Douglas Rushton Salver for post 1970 Concours D’Elegance
  • Original owner's information and service record included
  • One of the few remaining rare RSP Mini Coopers in original unrestored condition
  • Documented history from 2,879 miles (dated 6/12/2002), including original purchase invoice
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until August 2024

The Appeal

While Minis have been offered in countless special editions over the years, there are few so special as the 'Rover Special Products' edition, marketed as the 'RSP' which was the brainchild of Mini performance legend John Cooper. Just 1,650 were made and they've since been lauded by Mini enthusiasts the world over.

This 1990 example is in impeccable original condition, with only the tyres and exhaust ever having been replaced. A testament to its amazing condition is that it won the 2014 Douglas Rushton Salver for post 1970 Concours D’Elegance and it's accompanied by service history dating back to 2002 when it had just 2,879 miles on the odometer!

For collectors seeking an impeccable unrestored example of the coveted RSP, this is the one to have.

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History and Paperwork

  • One of only 1,650 RSP Minis made
    UK-supplied RHD example firt registered on 25th September 1990
  • Four former keepers
  • Comes with original owner's information and service record
  • Documented history from 2,879 miles dated 6/12/2002, including original purchase invoice
  • MOT valid until August 2024

The Condition

  • Original paint and bodywork in exceptional unrestored condition
  • The paintwork exhibits a deep black gloss and is regularly waxed
  • Arrow straight down the sides, with excellent panel fit alignment and door fit
  • Ziebart underbody protection which has paid dividends
  • All the trim, glass and light lenses present beautifully
  • Minilite alloy wheels fitted and in lovely order
  • The original seats, carpets, trims, and roof panels are in excellent condition with no notable signs of wear
  • We understand all the cabin electrics to be in full working order

The Mechanics

  • 1275cc A Series engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Subject to a recent service
  • The various hoses, gaiters, and pipes are all in good condition
  • All looks in fabulous order inside the immaculate engine compartment
  • The vendor reports that it drives smoothly with no rattles or other untoward noises
  • Ample performance and great fun to drive
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Auction Details
  • Year 1990
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini Cooper
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 14,970 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Frinton on Sea
  • County Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
4 Bids from 2 bidders
  • kris-fo•••• £15,000 01/01/24
  • russ.mo•••• £13,000 26/12/23
  • kris-fo•••• £12,501 26/12/23
  • kris-fo•••• £10,551 26/12/23

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