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Restored Rover Classic Mini Cooper 1.3i MPI

Sale price: £9,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 12.06.2014

Car location: Retford, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: just restored, lovely condition
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Rover
Model: Mini Cooper
Year: 1998
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Mileage: 42,300
Seats: 4
Engine: 1,275
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Power: 63
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Previous Owners: 2
Safety Features: Alarm, Driver Airbag, Immobiliser, Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners
Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Catalytic Converter
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, Cassette Player
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Restored Rover Classic Mini Cooper 1.3i MPI for sale

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Rover Mini Cooper 1998 1. 3i Multipoint Injection (MPI) For Sale

This car was bought in July 2013 with an MOT and running well apart from a puff of blue smoke on start-up and a few bubbles of rust.  

In September 2013 I decided to take the car off the road to repair a small area of rust under the front windscreen and the result has been a complete strip down and rebuild over the winter period.

 The first owner had the car from new to 1 year old. the previous owner to me had it for 14 years and I have owned it for the last year. I took the car off the road in September last year. The car has had a complete strip down and rebuild using new stainless steel nuts and bolts for durability

Over the course of the restoration the following has been replaced:

Heritage Body Panels used: 

Dash Rail (Interior under the window)

Full Scuttle Panel (under the window)

2 Wings

Front Panel

2 x A Panels

Both Inner and Outer Sills


Rear Subframe Mounting Point

A full respray was completed in March 2014 including a bare metal respray on the roof. The car was stripped including the subframes and fuel lines removed. The bitumen material lining the floor was removed to ensure that no rust was evident on the floor pans and then the shell was undersealed and stone chipped inside and out for full protection.

 The shell was then painted inside and out (with the exception of the boot) and then the interior was lined with FatMat (and equivalent of Dynamat).

Engine & Gearbox - 

New fully built OEM new old stock cylinder head

New original OEM injection manifold

New OEM down pipe 

New Catalytic Convertor

Maniflow Twin Box Injection Exhaust

New Water Pump

 New Oil Pump

New Clutch

New Silicone Hose Set

New Engine Mounts

New Stainless Steel Engine Steady's

New Injection Main Engine Relay

A refurbished gearbox with 3. 1 diff. all gaskets renewed and 3rd motion bearing replaced

Running Gear:

 New GAZ Shock Absorbers all round

New Genuine Rubber Suspension Cones all round 

New MiniSpares 7. 5 inch disc brake conversion with Green Spec Pads (to accept 10" alloys)

New Poly Bushes to all of the front subframe

Full Hi lo Adjustable Suspension 


Full Respray including bare metal on the roof

5 x 10" mini alloy wheels with Yoko A008 Tyres - never been on the road

New Genuine Standard Rover Arches Colour Coded

New Coach Trim and Badges - Genuine

New Genuine SRS Windscreen

New Front Lights and Chrome Surrounds

New Genuine Spec Late Bumpers

New Wipers. New Washer Jets

New Grille and Surround

New Window Seals for front and rear


Various rare cooper bits including Cooper gear knob

Cooper Window winders and alloy door furniture

New Newton Commercial Carpet in Black

New Newton Commercial Headlining

Original Monaco 1/2 leather interior in very good condition

General bits:
Various stainless show bits in the engine bay - including polished brackets. steady's. mounts and trim

Most nuts and bolts have been replaced with stainless steel nuts and bolts

Cooper Garages Rear Sticker

Cooper Garages Tax Disc Holder

Cooper Duster

All Book Packs

2 sets of keys

Original 12" Wheels in good condition will also be supplied and with good tyres with good tread

Original Gearbox will also be supplied

Original Steering Wheel will also be supplied


 The car has done 42300 miles and as you will expect from the above is in excellent condition. This is not a concours example but it is very good indeed. Parts have been carefully sourced using genuine where possible or manufactured reproductions using original tooling where available. The bumpers for example were £120 and I waited over a month for them to manufactured.

 The car was HPI checked prior to my purchase and came back never being involved in an insurance write off. HPI clear so please bid with confidence

A few points to be aware of: 

The steering wheel needs to be refurbished - I did buy a refurbished wheel off here but unfortunately it turned out to be a cheap job and it has since pealed with no useThe headlining whilst new could have been installed a little tighter but this doesn't detract away from what is overall a well finished carThere is also an oil leak to the timing pulley - it will simply need the timing cover loosening and the pulley torqueing up then the timing cover retightening - this is an easy job and due to the new pulley oil seal not seating 100% when it was replacedThe car is currently SORN - an MOT was conducted on the 27th May 2014 and passed with an advisory to the rear handbrake cable effectiveness. this is simply a spanner adjustment and will be done when boughtThe car can be taxed subject to additional feeThe tracking will need doing

A Full and comprehensive photo rebuild will be provided to the new owner.


Listing Terms and Conditions


Your are bidding to buy this car not to view. I would appreciate it if you do not waste my time with silly offers. I am open to sensible offers for this car if they are justified 

I will not ship this car out of the UK and I do NOT welcome bidders from out of the UK I'm afraid 

Returns are not accepted

No Warranty Implied or Given

If you have any questions please feel free to email 

Thanks for taking the time to read this listing. good luck

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