2001 Mini Cooper Sport 500


  • Single owner from new
  • No.61 of the last 500 Minis ever built
  • Complete with factory certificates confirming its history and rarity
  • Only 54,640 genuine miles

The Appeal

In 2000, Automotive history was changed forever as the Mini ended production. It was a remarkable achievement - 41 years and over 5,000,000 cars, during which the quirky little motor had managed to stay true to its winning characteristics of compact, easy-to-maintain motoring with a surprising pluckiness under the bonnet. 

To mark the end of production, the Mini Cooper Sport 500 was released - the final 500 Minis produced to the iconic design of Alec Issigonis. It carried the car's most iconic heritage colour schemes, a refined interior and each one came with a plaque in the glovebox and a certificate of authenticity. 

This example has only one owner from new, a scant 54,640 miles on the clock and has been kept highly original, with that all-important commemorative plaque and the certificate present inside a frame.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 2001
  • Only one owner from new
  • The vehicle has a current MOT, valid until January 2024
  • Currently indicates 54,640 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Comes with factory certificates confirming its history and rarity
  • This is number 61 out of the 500 Mini Cooper Sport 500s made
  • Complete with:
  • Original handbook
  • European directory booklet
  • Commemorative bag and cap
  • Framed certificate
  • Leather document wallet

The Condition

  • Classic Anthracite livery with white sports stripes and roof
  • Highly original throughout with no known modifications
  • Signs of corrosion to the doors, under the headlights and behind the front arches
  • Some losses to the decals
  • Sitting atop original branded wheels
  • Fitted with matching Yokohama tyres all round
  • The vendor notes that the car requires attention to the front floors and front outer sills
  • Two-tone black and silver upholstery
  • Some wear to the seats commensurate with age
  • Dashboard is in good order with instruments all brightly presented
  • Original cassette player in situ

The Mechanics

  • 1275cc A-Series I4 engine
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Engine bay in good order
  • The MOT is advisory free
  • We've no reports of any leaks
  • The vendor reports that this desirable Mini is in good working order

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Auction Details
  • Year 2001
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini Cooper Sport
  • Colour Dark blue
  • Mileage 54,000 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Lichfield
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
8 Bids from 5 bidders
  • Gu•••• £10,000 01/01/24
  • sa•••• £9,975 01/01/24
  • pi•••• £9,750 01/01/24
  • sa•••• £9,500 01/01/24
  • co•••• £9,250 01/01/24
  • sa•••• £9,000 29/12/23
  • an•••• £8,100 29/12/23
  • sa•••• £8,000 27/12/23

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