1997 Rover Mini Cooper MPI 1.3

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Highlights

  • Comprehensive bodywork rebuild and repaint 2 years ago
  • Extensive maintenance history from 2014
  • Registered in Poland with valid MOT until March 2025
  • Recent service including engine oil, oil filter, and driveshaft sealings

The Appeal

The Mini MPI was - as the name suggests - the Mini with a multi-point fuel-injection system. It was the last full production car in the Mini lineage, and, depending on who you ask, may well be the best of the production cars. Carrying the 1275cc A-Series powerplant and a whole host of trims and editions, it was a grand hurrah for the UK's most iconic little city car.

This particular 1997 model underwent a comprehensive bodywork rebuild and repaint, completed two years ago. Registered in Poland, it comes with a valid technical inspection until March 2025. The car also boasts a new fuel tank, exhaust system, and shock absorbers, ensuring it is in fine fettle for its next owner.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1997
  • Registered in Poland in 2021
  • Valid MOT until March 2025
  • Valid third-party liability insurance until October 2024
  • Complete with:
    • Polish certificate of title and history timeline
    • Certificate of third-party liability insurance
    • Original German brief
    • Extensive maintenance history from 2014 onwards
  • Currently indicates  23,500km on a five-figure odometer

The Condition

  • Bodywork rebuilt and repainted 2 years ago
  • Paintwork looks in very good order with light signs of use
  • Chromework still casts a nice, bright contrast
  • New 10” rims and Falken tyres fitted in 2020
  • New wheel bolts installed in 2020
  • Interior in good condition
  • Some wear to the wooden trims, commensurate with the car's age
  • Everything is highly original 
  • Green leather upholstery in good order
  • Carpets appear to be in fine condition
  • All instruments appear clean and legible

The Mechanics

  • 1.3L A-Series I4 powerplant with multi-point fuel injection, producing 63hp
  • Manual transmission
  • We're informed the car is in a good state of health
  • New fuel tank and fuel filler cap installed in 2021
  • New exhaust system fitted in 2020
  • New shock absorbers (front and rear) installed in 2020
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Auction Details
  • Year 1997
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 23,529 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1275
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Warsaw
  • Country Poland
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  • alexand•••• €1,000 14/07/24

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