Mini Cooper S ( R53 )
|Colour||Pure Silver Metallic|
This beautiful 2002 Mini Cooper S really is exceptionally clean and is genuinely excellent throughout. It has covered just 44,826 miles since new and it has had just 1 previous owner. It has a full service history which is also documented with bills and receipts and it also has every historic mot certificate since its first. The first owner kept, loved and cherished this little Mini for 14 years from brand new in December 2002 up until December 2016. It has had just 1 enthusiast owner since and has been loved and looked after in just the same way. It is far, far superior to the usual offerings of these very up and coming appreciating modern classics. The specification is as follows;
- Cooper S Chilli Pack ( Half Leather Sports Seats, 17" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Xenon Headlights )
- Black Roof/Mirror Caps
- Electric Panoramic Sunroof
- Privacy Glass
These low mileage, low owner early R53 Cooper S models in this excellent condition are getting ever more difficult to find and values are starting to gain momentum very quickly. There really won't be many for sale in this original and lovely condition.
The Pure Brilliant Silver paintwork is in excellent order across all the original factory fitted body panels and is free from any scratches or scuffs. Only a few very tiny stone chips around the bonnet can be seen upon very close scrutiny and we are are being remarkably picky. The body panels are arrow straight and completely free from any dinks or dents. All plastic wheel arch extensions are scuff free as are the side sills. A very small and light scuff on the front plastic lower bumper bib does not detract from the lovely and original condition. Chrome door handles, weather strip surrounds, front grille and Xenon headlight surrounds are all excellent. Rubber seals and weather strips are nice and supple and in line with a low mileage and garaged example. All tinted glass is again in lovely order and the electric panoramic sunroof is fully functional.
Internally is again excellent. The black half leather sports seats are free from any damage or excessive wear and the bolsters are still perfectly shaped. Door cards and dashboard are free from any scuffs or scratches and all switch gear is in perfect working order. Carpets are unmarked and still have a nice pile to them having been protected with carpet mats since new. The head lining is nice and clean and the electric panoramic sunroof blinds are still in place. Original factory fitted CD radio is still in place and fully functional. The 2 spoke leather/alcantara multi functional steering wheel is in nice condition albeit, there are a couple of very small marks to the alcantara.
The 17 inch alloy wheels have just been professionally refurbished this week and they really do look superb. New centre caps finish the look. Matching Pirelli tyres are fitted all round and still have a great amount of tread remaining.
Out on the road this little car performs faultlessly. It completely confirms its low mileage and well maintained credentials. No knocks, bangs, squeaks or rattles and it pulls like a little train and without hesitation. The 6 speed gearbox is nice and precise and the clutch is excellent. It brakes nice and straight and without any fuss.
The service book is stamped as follows and is complimented with invoices and receipts throughout its life. New rear brake discs and pads have also recently been fitted.
- Service at 10,199 miles
- Service at 24,836 miles
- Service at 27,638 miles
- Service at 31,402 miles
- Service at 33,342 miles
- Service at 38,917 miles
- Service at 41,159
It is still over 11,300 miles away from needing another service. Every historic mot certificate also tallies with the mileage and services.
This stunning example is complete with the current V5 registration document, full original owners handbook pack containing every piece of literature, 2 original keys, fully stamped service book, bills and receipts and all mot certificates.
For anyone that is looking for a genuinely lovely, original and early example of the R53 Cooper S, this will certainly tick the boxes.