1990 Rover mini cooper rsp
Engine Size: 1275cc A+
Gearbox Type: Manual (Rod Change)
Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted
Color: Green / White
Drive Side: RHD
Optional Equipment: Power Brakes, A/C, Sunroof, Power Antennae, RSP Package, Oil Cooler
Major Items Needed: None
Here we have a very rare Mini imported from Japan. This edition Mini is the first Cooper in twenty-one years, and the first Mini with a factory 1275 in over ten years. It was one of around one hundred with air conditioning in British Racing Green. Clean AZ title, with only 18,000 miles.
On the outside, this Mini is still painted its original British Racing Green with white top. It is fitted with MK2 rear lamps. This Mini came factory with a sunroof and has a shadowed union jack inlaid. The paint is in great shape with no body damage or rust. It is riding on its factory RSP Minilite type wheels, fitted with brand new Nankang SV-3 tyres. The faded white laurels, pin-striping, and bonnet stripes were added shortly after the photo shoot.
On the inside, we find the standard interior with Mini 30 rear seats along with a 10" racing steering wheel (Not pictured). Being a Japanese model, we find the ABS AC dashboard. All gauges and accessories are functioning.
Under the bonnet, lies one of the most powerful 1275's to ever come out of the factory. It is fitted with an oil cooler and "cold air intake" by factory. The AC has just been serviced and blows nice and cold. It has also just received a fresh service, ignition components, and filters- as well as lots of electrical component renewal.
When this model came out, it was in instant success and sold out immediately, even before cars were in showrooms. These rarely pop up, and when they do, they are never in as good of a condition as this one. This would make a wonderful addition to a collection or a great first Mini for someone who wants rarity and drivability. It is an absolute blast to drive, being so fast yet so tame.