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1997 Mini Cooper S Sport 5 // 1 Previous Owner // Show Standard For Sale

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 50,065 Miles
  • Manual, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1997
  • Multicolour
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


Mini Cooper S Sport 5 1997 // Documented History Back To New // 1 Previous Owner //
Very Rare John Cooper Garages Build

Interior & Equipment

The optional full black leather seats piped in cream with exclusive Cooper embossed monogram are unmarked.

Leather all black steering wheel with airbag, optional leather top dash roll, beautiful unmarked luxury walnut to the facia, door cappings front and rear and door handles complemented by John Cooper signed alloy drilled door furniture and peddles, John Cooper etched door sill edgings, traditional cream dials with chrome surrounds and Smiths gauges, black leather gearstick gator, polished alloy gear knob, new black perforated headlining, original Rover radio cassette player, John Cooper official build plack clearly showing car number 96... Outstanding.

Original black carpets with Cooper carpet mats saddle stitched in black are all as new.

Everywhere you look you'll approve, the interior is simply stunning.


The unmistakable Mini Cooper Sport with large body coloured extended wheel arches, 2 driving lamps and 2 fog lamps and a large bore chrome tailpipe finisher.

Finished in stunning Charcoal metallic with a white roof, white door mirrors and matching bonnet stripes. The paintwork is exceptional throughout with a uniform deep shine complemented by the single white coach line and correct John Cooper Sport 5 factory decals on the rear wings.

Unmarked chrome all around, perfect scratch free tinted original glass, Wipac Quadoptic headlights and alloy Le Mans racing fuel filler cap... Gorgeous

Standard Equipment

Chrome Bumpers And Grille, Cooper Sport 5 Decals, Alloy Wheels - Sportpack, 5 Speed Jack Knight Gearbox, Tool Kit, Walnut Door Cappings, John Cooper Alloy Door Furniture, John Cooper Etched Door Sill Edgings, Le Mans Racing Fuel Filler, 4 Aux Lamps, Si Boot Badging, Rear Seatbelts, Opening Rear Quarter Windows, Rover Remote Alarm.

Additional Equipment

Leather Interior, Metallic Paint, Factory Fit John Cooper Accessories, KAD Quick Shift Gear Lever, Leather Top Dash Roll, Locking Wheel Nuts, Cooper Alloy Dipstick.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes

Filling the extended Cooper Sport wheel arches are the original 13 x 6 inch Cooper Sport Alloy Wheels with correct John Cooper centre caps. Fitted with all matching excellent 175/ 50 R13 Yokohama A539 tyres, the space saver spare has never been fitted.

Brakes - Servo assisted, diagonal split dual circuit system with front discs and drum rears.

Handling is razor sharp as you would expect from a Mini Cooper, rack & pinion steering, independent suspension with Telescopic hydraulic dampers.

Engine & Transmission

The Mini Cooper S Sport 5 model was a new model exclusively offered by John Cooper Garages from new which boosted power to 86 bhp with a reworked engine, large valve, fully ported S stage cylinder head, 1. 5 roller rockers, 5 speed Jack Knight helical gearbox and Koni suspension.

Fitted with the 1275cc, 4-Cylinder, transverse OHV engine with electronic twin-point fuel injection.

The engine and engine bay are fully detailed and display all of the original factory stickers and visual aid plastic information cards which are all too often discarded.

On the road she drives like a dream, super responsive handling, slick 5 speed gearbox with KAD Quick Shift and the sound from the roller rockers and exhaust system is addictive... Pure John Cooper Mini magic


Registered new By John Cooper Garages Limited, 50 Ferring Street, Ferring, Worthing, Sussex on 1st December 1997 and sold to its first keeper Mrs S Winship at a cost of £14, 522 who cherished it for the next 20 years.

The comprehensive history file documents a wealth of information back to new including the original sales invoice, pre-delivery inspection check sheet, Rover warranty card, and order form John Cooper Garages Limited. The original Rover wallet contains the owners handbook, service portfolio, in-car entertainment guide, a second set of original keys and remote alarm fob.

This Cooper S Sport 5 has had literally thousands of pounds lavished on her with annual servicing and maintenance beginning with John Cooper Garages straight through until the present day by its 2 fastidious owners, 17 past MOT certificates including its first dated 2nd November 2000 at 14, 700 miles.

Without doubt this must be one of the rarest Mini Coopers available today, it's understood only around 25 were produced by John Cooper Garages. Along with fully documented history back to new, only 2 owners, it's certainly one not to be missed.

Show standard, a collector or enthusiast's dream, available now, fully serviced and ready to be delivered in our enclosed trailer.

Today the Mini remains one of the UK’s favourite classic cars. Along with superb parts availability, mechanical simplicity, very practical and owners club support all combined offer worry free classic car motoring.

HPi clear with certificate included.

Similar standard classic cars, sports cars, and Motorcycles are welcome in part exchange even whole collections, please ask for details.

FREE DELIVERY… Price includes free covered trailer delivery using our own transport within 200 miles of ST17 0XJ

Further information plus 84 HR images and a HD walk around video can be found on our website - Please click the link in the heading above or give us a call for a friendly chat.

More Details

1997 brings you 2 new exciting Cooper 5 models, available direct and exclusively from John Cooper Garages, the Cooper S Touring and the Cooper S Sport 5...

We will consider any part exchange with funds either way no matter what it is. We have buyers in all fields of expertise, we would consider modern cars, campervans, luxury watches, motorhomes, motorcycles and of course any classic or sports car so just give us a call or drop us an email.

We can deliver any vehicle throughout the UK and Europe using our own covered transport or using one of our vehicle logistic partners, please ask for details.

Finance, Part Exchange and Warranty can be arranged, please ask for details.



Please get in touch if you’re thinking of selling your classic, sports & prestigious car or motorcycle from any era. We provide a simple hassle free service, we will travel countrywide and visit you at a time to suit you, make an immediate decision, securely transfer the funds and take the vehicle away on the same day.

Why not give us a try? We will consider whole collections too.

All collections and deliveries can be completely contact-free.


Based in the heart of Staffordshire in a small village near Cannock Chase we are a family run business that provides a simple but satisfying experience of buying a hand-picked piece of motoring history. Our passion for all Classic Vehicles is second to none. We select only the very best vehicles and then present them ready for you to just enjoy.

We are completely hands-on with very high standards sourcing the very best and most desirable makes and models. We clean and detail each and every vehicle, as we're a bit OCD and love enjoying them at every opportunity.

All our vehicles come with lengthy MOTs or for Historic Taxation vehicles a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection so it's ready for you to just enjoy.

Integrity and passion are the cornerstones of our business in creating a truly exceptional customer experience. Whether you are new to the world of classic vehicles or an existing collector, every aspect of our business is geared towards your satisfaction and giving unbiased advice on your chosen investment.

Please feel free to give us a call about any of our vehicles. All viewings are by appointment only at a time to suit you, we are available 7 days a week.

For your convenience - Our local Railway Station is Stafford we will gladly collect and return customers who wish to view any of our vehicles, we can arrange Airport collections too - please ask for details.

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