1991 Rover Mini Cooper S






Mini Cooper S


1275 cc


5 Spd.




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This is a really cool original 1991 Classic Mini Cooper S made new in the UK & sold in Japan by its distributer, Rover, most likely converted into a full blown “S” package by Rover Japan early on or by 1 of its owners. My records are very extensive as you’ll notice from its previous owners registrations. I had a good Japanese friend translate most of its important owner history showing the 1st owner was Yoshiaki Ono on May 7th, 1991 in the original owners manual. Its last owner in Japan was Kazuo Akiyama from Tokyo registered on June 21st, 2017. Then it was sold on to the US in 2018 w/a total of  55K km (or 35K miles). We bought it on Bring-a-Trailer from Roger Birch from Ramsey, New Jersey on December 2nd, 2022.


The It’s equipped w/its most powerful 1275cc motor at the time sporting the last of the dual Carburetors that purists want prior to going injected in 1992. It also has an optional upgraded 5-speed transmission valued at over $4K. for far better high speed w/low RPM’s that most Mini’s are missing. We acquired this particular Mini as it had factory Air Conditioning which is mandatory in South Florida. Mini’s had to be ordered when new with A/C as it’s impossible to have access for all intricate parts needed once the motor is in place.


Its British Racing Green w/White Rooftop & Stripes looks positively awesome. Its RHD interior is so British & many Mini owners favorite. We upgraded the interior w/some fabulous repro vintage round back sport bucket seats done in a Black vinyl w/white piping w/a matching piped back seat. It’s equipped as a full blown S model w/its stunning flairs & sport suspension. Its center placed exhaust out the back sounds delightful so check out my driving videos to hear how she revs & sounds. It’s sporting S-type White mirrors to match the roof. It has rare pop-open rear side windows which is a must when windows are down in front with no wind turbulence inside the cockpit. It’s got a set of killer 13″ Black finished 13 x 7 “Mamba” wheels sporting sticky Yokohama A539 175/50/13 tires. We have just replaced the original A/C compressor & dryer w/a brand new “rotary” compressor that takes no RPM power away from this little powerhouse as the new rotary unit works perfectly in sync.


We also replaced a tone of other little items necessary to drive daily if I chose to (see all of my parts purchased & all of my service receipts to see how anal I am about my cars). I make them their best they can be. It also has a new JVC CD head that has Pandora for your favorite tunes. It’s excellent overall shape & runs at 80-90 MPH all day long w/its 5 speed tranny upgrade. This would not be up for sale again but just bought another vintage Abarth from Europe & my 5 car garage is full. I chased a few Mini’s for years until I got a great one to personalize for myself. I am a perfectionist ! This one appears to be a garage kept car from new.


Having just over 60K actual kilometers (37,500 super low original miles), she’s ready for anything from local cruises to any car show events. Other than a few small 30 year old spots, she’s perfectly rust free especially a super clean undercarriage. I spared no expense & replaced anything & everything needed as I truly planed on keeping this for years to come. She’s freshly serviced & ready to enjoy. Look no further if this checks all your boxes like it did mine. Comes complete w/all 4 original 12″ panasport style wheels & tires w/a clear Florida title showing “actual miles” listed on it from new.

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