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Highlights

  • Registered with Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI)
  • Revisione until ​​31/05/2026
  • Desirable 1.3-litre fuel-injected engine and all-synchromesch gearbox
  • Original and well-presented throughout
  • Regularly serviced and reportedly ready to go

The Appeal

Against all odds, film director Peter Collinson pulled out all the stops to feature Minis in his 1969 film, ‘The Italian Job’. Try as he might, BMC refused to donate any cars for the movie, while Fiat, recognising the marketing potential, said he could have as many 500s as he wanted - for free! How fortunate it is that Collinson wasn’t swayed by Agneli’s generous offer. To fit the theme, those getaway cars had to be British, and frankly, the Mini was far better suited to the audacious stunts the film’s makers had in store.
This 2000 Rover Mini Cooper has also made its way to Italy, exported from new and supplied in left-hand drive. These late examples, with the fuel-injected 1.3-litre engine and full synchromesch, are regarded as some of the best-driving Minis around - and this one is immensely smart.
The vendor added the Mini to their collection of classic and pre-war cars a couple of years ago, and has since attended to annual servicing themselves. We’re informed that it drives very well, with ample performance, slick gearchanges and effective brakes. The car is ASI registered and complete with Revisione valid until May 2026.

History & Paperwork

  • Italian language Rover book pack
  • Carta Di Circolazione and Certificato Di Revisione present
  • Registered with ASI and complete with accompanying paperwork
  • Revisione valid until ​​31/05/2026
  • 45,688 kilometres indicated
  • The vendor acquired the car with limited history and has since attended to regular oil changes and other service items themselves
  • Dry-stored throughout current ownership

The Condition

  • Handsome green paintwork with contrasting white roof, mirrors  and Mini Cooper vinyls
  • Four auxiliary driving lamps fitted
  • OEM alloy wheels with only light imperfections
  • Straight and solid-looking bodywork
  • The vendor points out the odd stone chip and other small blemishes - but there’s certainly nothing especially noticeable to report
  • The doors appear to fit well and all the panels align nicely
  • No notable wear or heavy pitting is apparent to the chromework
  • Smart badging, lights and glass
  • All presents superbly underneath, with just a little light surface corrosion
  • Highly original interior showing few signs of wear
  • All the upholstery is very smart
  • The headlining, door cards and carpets are in great shape
  • Slight delamination to the veneered instrument binnacle
  • DIN stereo fitted, as is a corresponding roof aerial

The Mechanics

  • 1.3-litre A Series l4 with fuel injection
  • Four-speed manual gearbox with synchros on all gears
  • All appears very original and in good order inside the engine compartment
  • The vendor carries out comprehensive annual servicing
  • We’re informed that the engine runs well, the gear changes are smooth, the brakes are efficient and the suspension operates as designed
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2000
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 45,688 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1275
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Foligno
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
3 bids
  • Riccard•••• €5,100 19/06/24
  • butzral•••• €5,000 19/06/24
  • equinox•••• €100 19/06/24
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