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  • One of only 1,000 made in black
  • Original and rare 30th Anniversary model
  • Never been restored, retains its original panels
  • Stored in a heated garage and regularly displayed at car shows
  • Only 15,190 miles on the clock with a scant 2,000 miles covered since 2007

The Appeal

Nobody particularly expected the Mini to hit thirty years of production when it first rolled off of the production lines in 1959, but that's exactly what it did - and it did it in style. The Rover Mini 30th Edition was released to commemorate the diminutive little car's sheer endurance, with only 3,000 manufactured for the UK market - 2,000 in Cherry Red, and 1,000 in Black.

As a result, these are now a much-clamoured for edition for any Mini enthusiast or collector. Having only covered around 2,000 warranted miles since 2007, this particular car may well be one of the lowest-mileage examples on the market, too - complete with its original panels and features. 

This Mini has been meticulously maintained, stored in a heated garage and regularly displayed at car shows where it consistently draws attention. Its condition reflects this care, with minimal wear and a deep glossy shine to its black exterior. Put simply, it's a smashing example that has everything going for it - and we've no doubt it'll get plenty of attention on the road.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1990
  • Has had 5 former registered keepers
  • Purchased by the current owner in December 2022
  • A few stamps in the service book, but not much history due to low mileage
  • The MOT history indicates only 2,000 miles since 2007
  • Valid, advisory-free MOT until January 2025
  • Some memorabilia and notes from previous owners included in the sale
  • 15,140 miles on the clock, which the vendor reports as warranted

The Condition

  • Beautifully kept Mini Thirty in highly original order
  • Original features include: 
    • Painted wheel arches
    • Minilite alloy wheels
    • Contrast coachlines and crests
    • Red steering wheel and carpets
  • Small patch of corrosion on the corner of the driver's door
  • Minor light scratch on the roof and a small chip above the boot lid
  • Retains a deep glossy shine elsewhere with solid, original panels
  • Coachline and decals present nicely
  • Alloys are in good order
  • Underside is remarkably clean and solid
  • Minimal wear, with bright red carpets and original radio
  • Seats are free of any rips or tears
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • Red steering wheel presents perfectly
  • Roof lining appears in smart condition for its age
  • Draws attention at every car show

The Mechanics

  • 998cc A-Series I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Original exhaust system with a small hole on the rear silencer
  • We understand the car to be driving very well indeed
  • The vendor notes that the Mini's signature perky performance is present and correct
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues throughout the car
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1990
  • Make Rover
  • Model 1098
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 15,140 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Aylesbury
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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