Stylish, fun, timeless. An icon loved the world over. It could only be a Mini.
The dynamic little piece of automotive history solidly cemented itself at the top of the cult classic icon list a long time ago and has comfortably remained there ever since. Naturally demand for good examples is on a continual high, and cars like the one we have here, tend to get snapped up rather quickly, as these late 90s era Minis are often regarded the best of the bunch for those looking to use their car, pairing that iconic classic styling with a more refined driveline and a handful of creature comforts to make this a wholly usable classic automobile.
Used as an art piece in the current vendor's home, this 1996 Mini has been excellently preserved and will no doubt make a wonderful addition to any collection.
The History and Paperwork
First registered 30/04/1996
Originally a Japanese market car
Brought into the UK circa 2007
Purchased by the current owner in 2017 to use as an art piece within their home
Car has therefore amassed very little mileage and has been in dry climate controlled storage for around 6 years
Accompanied by a collection of invoices for work undertaken and parts bought from various Mini specialists throughout the vehicles lifetime
UK registered with V5 registration document present
Vendor advises a full 12 month MOT will be put on the vehicle prior to sale
Exceptionally clean interior space, this car has worn its miles well and the interior really shows that
Good quality black vinyl seating front and rear distinctly lacking in wear and boasting contrasting cream piping for an added touch of style
Cooper leather steering wheel in great shape
Great well fitting headliner, clean and rich in colour
Walnut finish dash panel in great shape, still with a great shine
Switchgear and interior controls all present well and reported to be functioning fully
Interior trim and furnishings of an incredibly high quality
Two excellent door panels with matching wood finish door cappings
Neat and simple boot area, in good overall order
Contrasting red floor mats
Impeccable red exterior paintwork with gloss white roof, arguably the finest colour choice for a classic Mini
Union Jack roof motif of an impeccable standard
White side stripes and cooper decals in good shape
Well presented car from an aesthetic perspective
Marvellous chrome trim across the exterior, all with a brilliant shine
Twin fog lights
Badging, glass and exterior trim all of a good quality
Panel gaps appear consistent and concise
Mesh headlight guards
Bonnet mounted racing stripes
Four great eight spoke Mini alloy wheels, all of a good standard and smartly presented
Appears to be in good overall mechanical standing
Incredibly clean engine and engine bay
As the car has been largely sat covering very few miles in recent years, a general refresh and service would likely benefit the car
Starts comfortably and idles well
Marvellous four cylinder tone from the rear mounted exhaust
Vendor reports a good drive and crisp gear changes from the car
Wealth of enthusiast and parts support available for these models
Sills and underside present in good solid form
This 1996 Mini Cooper presents one with an excellent opportunity to acquire an impeccably preserved example of what may be one of the most beloved classic cars of all time. Effortlessly cool and endlessly fun, these Minis can do it all and the later 90s ones we see here are now seen as the ones to go for if you're looking for a genuinely usable example of the iconic piece.
In great condition inside and out, this is certainly one of the finer examples on the market today.
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