2013 MINI Inspired by Goodwood

Highlights


  • Incorporates Rolls-Royce design work and materials
  • Only 1000 ever made and few more than 100 supplied to the UK
  • Comprehensive service history

The Appeal


Having only manufactured 1000 examples and with many being hidden away by collectors, it is seldom that the opportunity to acquire an ‘Inspired by Goodwood’ MINI arises.

With an interior designed by Rolls-Royce, this unusual Cooper S variant is probably the most luxurious MINI you can get your hands on today, featuring burr walnut and lambswool floor mats.

This smart example offers a unique and novel compromise between Rolls-Royce quality and MINI driveability. 



The History and Paperwork


  • Purchased by the vendor from Dick Lovett MINI
  • Full main dealer service history
  • Just received its 40,000 mile service (March 2022)
  • 5 owners from new

The Interior


  • Original and in good condition
  • Cornsilk leather seats
  • Cashmere roof lining
  • Burr walnut veneer
  • Rolls-Royce manufactured fixtures and fitting

While the exterior of this MINI is relatively understated, the interior leaves passengers in no doubt that this is a special edition MINI. 
 
The Cornsilk leather normally found on Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars is used in abundance here and the original seats present in good overall condition. The vendor informs us that there are no blemishes they can see and the seats certainly appear to be in good order, showing minimal wear to the driver’s side bolsters.
 
Opulently adorned in a burr walnut veneer and even more Cornsilk leather , this MINI’s dashboard look to be in fine shape, with no evidence of UV damage. The cashmere headlining is in excellent shape with no marks or damage, as are the original lambswool carpets. 
 
The vendor informs us that everything inside the cabin functions correctly, and it’s clear to see that this is a fine example that has been carefully taken care of.


The Exterior 


  • Rolls-Royce Diamond Black paintwork
  • Smart original wheels (designed specially for this model) 
  • Tyres have good tread remaining
 
On the outside, there is little to give away that this MINI has been breathed upon by Rolls-Royce besides some small plaques reading ‘Inspired by Goodwood’. This tasteful subtlety offsets the unashamedly lavish interior, and is finished in Rolls-Royce Diamond Black paint.
 
The vendor doesn’t report any historic damage being evident on the car and all we could see were some very small marks in the front bumper and a small dent atop the OS rear quarter panel.
 
For a car that shall soon be ten years old, this MINI is in very good condition, displaying only the most minor of blemishes.
 
The original alloy wheels present very well and  the tyres have a fair amount of tread remaining.
 

The Mechanics 


  • MINI Cooper S underneath
  • 1.6-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine
  • Automatic gearbox

Underneath the swathes of walnut lambswool, cashmere and leather, this car is a 2013 MINI Cooper S. As such, this car is brilliant to drive and the vendor informs us that this example is in healthy condition mechanically.

Famed for their brilliant handling, this MINI would certainly outperform its Rolls-Royce counterpart both on a twisty road and at the petrol pump.

The vendor reports that this MINI’s Cooper S underpinnings are evident in from the exhaust note, although they remark that it is a little quieter than the standard car, most likely owing to the soundproofing qualities of Rolls-Royce’s interior.



Summary


This MINI offers an alluring combination of go kart handling and first class comfort. This special edition is an unusual sight on British roads, so if you think this might be for you, the opportunities to find out are few and far between.

This vehicle is subject to third party financing. The amount of finance due on the vehicle is less than the reserve. The seller will discharge the financing debt and all related costs absolutely within two full working days from the end of the auction on a successful sale and will confirm to the buyer that such release has occurred. This obligation will be implied into the contract of sale between the buyer and the seller on auction close


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2013
  • Make Mini
  • Model Goodwood
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 39,555 Miles
  • Engine size 1600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • My•••• £19,500 08/08/22
  • DY•••• £19,250 08/08/22
  • My•••• £19,000 08/08/22
  • DY•••• £18,999 08/08/22
  • DY•••• £18,750 08/08/22
  • My•••• £18,500 08/08/22
  • My•••• £18,250 08/08/22
  • ph•••• £18,000 08/08/22
  • My•••• £17,000 08/08/22
  • JS•••• £16,250 08/08/22

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