2012 Mini Cooper Convertible
The car model was named the Mini because it was, well, small. John
Cooper was a designer of Racing and Rally cars, who saw potential
in using the Mini as a basis for Rally cars. Technically, only the
tuned high-performance models designed by him were called Mini
Cooper - in colloquial use, the name stuck for all Minis, though.
If you've ever witnessed one of the original design Minis race they
are fun to watch because they are like go carts in that they just
slide around turns!
For consignment from our friends at BMW a 2012 Mini Cooper
Convertible. Small but mighty with seating for 4 this car lives up
to its name...Mini
This being a small car I'll keep it short! All bathed in black with
some lighter satin charcoal gray carbon fiber pattern zig zag
racing stripes bordered by white thin striping, which run the
entire way through the center of the car. The front grille shines
with a snappy grin and is flanked on either side by a single
headlight. Fog lights are embedded in the neoprene lower bumper.
Chromed mirrors on black stalks are adhered to either door, and
with the gaps in this car they are well minded. A long black
pristine convertible top covers the entire passenger compartment
and folds smoothly away. A neat feature is it can fold slightly
from the front and become a sunroof! On the back below the
convertible's glass rear window is another neoprene bumper in
black. Just above is a mini tailgate which when opened reveals a
small cargo space. 17 inch 8 spoke alloy wheels are wrapped in low
profile rubber. These edges have been just slightly curbed on the
Opening the doors a shiny egg shaped panel with a trio of circular
buttons and window toggle housing along with a lower speaker, float
in a sea of matte molded vinyl. As we slipped inside the designers
were obsessed with a compass as all the instruments are circular
and come in a flurry of different sizes throughout the dash,
including a large central speedometer. This instrument has a few
modes to play with. Under this dash in the center console are more
rounds for the cup holders and shift lever bezel. Eyeball vents are
also peppering the dash. Racy high back buckets have a center
vertical broadcloth ribbed seat, then a surround of smooth
broadcloth and then shiny leather bolsters. These are all stitched
together in a rodded design (imagine that!). The rear seats are in
the same motif and all in black or charcoal gray coloring. Black
carpeting floods the floors.
A 1.6 Liter Inline 4 cylinder with EFI and a 6-speed manual which
throws power to a 3.14 axle.
Clean with no rust just plenty of undercoating. Independent
McPherson struts are upfront, and on the back, independent
multi-link suspension provides the handling and ride. Power disc
brakes are all around and an original exhaust is nice and clean
with no rust.
Our consigner states and we agree that this car needs new tires.
She fires right up though and gave us a fun wind in the hair with
the top down ride. Great handling and snappy acceleration, a
definite smile on your face kinda car to tool around in.
Black on black on black but it all has enough tones and textures to
work together and look great. A few chips and dings, but a nice
mini machine with a convertible top. Smooth power, and good
mechanicals. Come on down, and we can do the opposite of
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.