Vehicle Description

1991 Rover Mini Cooper

FIRST PHOTO IS FROM 2018 PUT-IN BAY ROAD RACE REUNION EXIBITION LAP OF ORIGINAL STREET RACE COURSE. 

Car was not raced just participating in a parade lap of the original street road course.

  • Left-Hand Drive
  • 1,275cc Inline-Four
  • 4-Speed Manual Gearbox
  • 2009 Repaint & New Interior
  • Imported from Germany in 2017
  • Registered in Ohio
  • Records since 2006

This 1991 Rover Mini Cooper 1300 is a left-hand drive example powered by a 1,275cc inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  Refurbishment work completed by a previous owner in Germany included a repaint and a new interior, and modifications consist of coil over suspension, wider wheels, a stainless-steel exhaust with headers, Corbeau leather seats, and more.  The previous owner acquired the car in 2017 and drove it in Germany before importing it to the US.  Approximately 44k kilometers (27k miles) are shown on the 5-digit odometer.  This Mini is offered with service records since 2006, import documents, and a clean Ohio title.

The exterior received a repaint in green in 2009 and features a white top.  The condition of the paint can be seen in several photos in the gallery below.  Small imperfections in the paint, specifically on the arches just in front of the rear wheels.

A set of H4 headlights and Talbot-style chrome mirrors were also installed in 2009.  Aftermarket 13″x7″ wheels are fitted with 175/50/13 Yokohama A539 tires dated 2018.  

Corbeau leather bucket seats and a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel were fitted during the 2009 work along with a wood dash panel, which the seller reports now show cracks and discoloration.

The 5-digit metric odometer shows 44k kilometers (~27k miles). The heater core and head unit were replaced after the previous owner purchased the car in 2017.

The 1,275cc inline-four powers the front wheels through to a 4-speed manual gearbox.  Induction is from a single SU carburetor, while exhaust is through a performance header and stainless-steel muffler installed in 2009 along with a performance camshaft.

The previous owner had the suspension refreshed in 2009, while the axle boots, front wheel bearings, brakes, and brake fluid were replaced in 2017.

The Mini was certified by German inspection firm TÜV Rheinland prior to import, and the previous owner drove it from Saarbrücken to Hamburg by way of Stuttgart and Heidelberg.  The car arrived in the US in May 2017 and received its New Jersey title two months later.  Several import documents are included in the sale.

Under current ownership new tires, wheel balance, complete detailing (with epoxy polish), complete service with tune up, all fluids changed, wheel alignment, and ride height adjustment were performed.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1392623
  • Price:$24,500
  • Location:Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Year:1991
  • Make:Rover
  • Model:Mini
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:28000
  • VIN:SAXXNNAMMBD019982
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Aftermarket Wheels:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Front-wheel drive