1991 Rover Mini Cooper


  • Last of the carburettor equipped Minis
  • Genuine factory Cooper
  • 4 Previous owners from new
  • Well presented, fresh from respray
  • Advisory free MOT valid until July 2024

The Appeal

There are few cars in the world that have captured the hearts of so many in quite the same way as the Mini. It’s charming, fun, stylish and undeniably cool, with no car since having ever come close to matching such an impressive legacy.
Whilst the Mini is of course still in production today, the very essence and characteristics of what made the the model one of the most iconic and loved cars the world has ever seen, has long been lost, with Mini enthusiasts suggesting that the last time it was seen, was in those glorious late 90s Rover Minis, much like the one we have here.
J820 PPR sits proudly as one of the last carburettor equipped factory Minis before the model was moved over to injection. A genuine factory Cooper, this is certainly a rare car, that comes to us fresh from a full respray and in fine mechanical and aesthetic fettle. If you’re looking for an unquestionably stylish, but utterly reliable classic car that can be used daily but is more than at home on display at a show, look no further.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 24/09/1991
  • Genuine factory Cooper
  • Accompanied by a solid collection of invoices from specialist outfit Mini Spares for both mechanical and aesthetic parts
  • Current MOT valid until July 2024
  • No advisories on the MOT
  • V5 registration document present with the vehicle

The Interior

  • Smartly presented, well preserved interior space
  • Upgraded front sports seating, in good overall form, notably lacking in wear, or tarnishing
  • Patterned fabric rear bench seat in great clean shape, with high quality upholstery
  • Contrasting white, well fitting headliner, which houses manually opening sunroof
  • Sunroof unlatches and opens correctly
  • Brand new leather Cooper three spoke steering wheel
  • Two excellent black door panels with decorative red trim and neat, clean door furniture
  • Interior switchgear presents well, exhibiting with just a general honest patina in places
  • Clean black carpeting throughout, of a great high standard
  • Painted black boot area in impressively solid form
  • Kenwood radio cassette player

The Exterior

  • Brilliant highly original example of a later Rover Mini
  • Fresh from full respray in a deep gloss black hue
  • Complemented with a wonderful gloss white roof and matching racing stripes
  • Paintwork is of a brilliant standard throughout, with an impeccable vibrant deep finish to it
  • Flared black wheel arches
  • Painted white side mirrors
  • Excellent chrome trim throughout
  • Mini Cooper side decals and mud flaps
  • Desirable blade style front bumper with Mini Cooper fog lights attached
  • Panel gaps appear straight and consistent across the car
  • Glass work and badging are of a great quality
  • Fitted with brand new, desirable 13” sports pack alloy wheels at all four corners
  • Wheels are shod with four brand new Nankang tyres

The Mechanics

  • One of the last years of carburettor equipped Minis
  • Presented in great overall mechanical order
  • Legendary 1275cc four cylinder engine
  • Backed by a wealth of enthusiast and parts support
  • Engine and engine bay are in good clean shape
  • The vendor informs us that both front and rear subframes and mounts have been replaced
  • Fitted with Mini Cooper sump guard
  • Underside appears to be in good solid form
  • 12 month advisory free MOT stretching into July 2024 for added peace of mind
  • Fires into life comfortably and with ease, with the vendor reporting of a wonderful driving experience from the little Mini
  • Classic Mini styling with more refined modern mechanics and engineering along with improved safety for passengers


A real celebration of the original style Mini. Something to get buyers queueing through the door. These later Minis were absolutely packed to the rafters and made to be as best as they possibly could be by Rover and examples such as this really make a great case in point.
In its deep black splendour this rare 1991 genuine Cooper presents marvellously and is a real testament to the few careful ownership it has had throughout the years. In great mechanical and aesthetic order this one lends itself marvellously to regular use or as a wonderful showpiece that, unlike so many classics, can be comfortably driven to and from the shows, no matter how far away they are.

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Auction Details
  • Year 1991
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Deep Gloss Black Hue
  • Mileage 86,920 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town North London
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
18 Bids
  • ga•••• £7,500 27/07/23
  • bj•••• £7,100 27/07/23
  • ga•••• £7,000 27/07/23
  • de•••• £6,800 27/07/23
  • ga•••• £6,700 27/07/23
  • bj•••• £6,200 27/07/23
  • al•••• £6,000 27/07/23
  • bj•••• £5,600 27/07/23
  • ga•••• £5,500 27/07/23
  • de•••• £5,350 27/07/23

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