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Mini Cooper Serie 300 Year 1975

Market: Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Year: 1975
Based on: Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 Export (MK III)
Engine: 1,275 cc
Exterior colour:
Beaver (Castoro), white roof
Black, white roof
Bluette, white roof
Green, black roof
Lobster (Aragosta), black roof
Night Blue, white roof
Peach (Pesca), black roof
Red, black Roof
White Ivory, black roof
Exterior trim: light-green tinted windscreens, black colored front and rear bumpers, roof drains without drip rails
Equipment: Britax-Sabelt sunroof, black plastic wheel arches, 4.5×10 inches Rostyle rims
Interior: 36 centimeters Hellebore steering wheel, all-cloth interior, lowered rear storage compartments
Production: ~300 (between 300 and 399)
This car, also called “Last 300 Series” or “Super Cooper” is known as the last Italian classic Mini as the Innocenti production ended with this limited edition model. Originally fitted to counter the competition of the just launched Mini 90 (introduced in the same year), it is now considered as one of the highest-quality and best-finished Minis of all times.

Mini Jubilee Year 1975

Name: Mini 1000 Jubilee (15 Years)
Market: Netherlands
Year: 1975
Build in Spain by AUTHI
Exterior Colour: Brown with White vynil roof
Engine: 1000 cc
Beam Lights build in grill
Jubilee logo on A-panels
Rostyle Wheels
Production: 1000 cars

Mini 1000 ‘Stripey’ LE Year 1976

Year: 1976 (January)
Based on: Mini 1000
Engine: 998 cc
Exterior colours:
Brooklands Green
White
Exterior trim: Chrome, chrome mirrors
Decals/badges: Gold coachlines
Interior: Striped orange MGB-style ‘deckchair’ seats
Equipment: Reclining seats, face-level vents, two door mirrors
Production: 3,000

Mini 1100 Special (BE-version) Year 1976-81

Year: 1976-81

Based on: Mini 1000 MkIII

Engine: 1098 cc

Exterior colours: any Mini colour available

Exterior trim:

    before 1979 : wing-mounted side indicators close to wheel arches, twin door mirrors,

    1. after 1978 : wing-mounted side indicators (mounted higher on the wings and longer in length than other Mini models), twin door mirrors, like British special, Clubman rear bumpers (fitted to front and rear), black slatted grille, vinyl covered roof,
    2. Decals/badges: "Mini Special" boot badge
    3. Interior:
    4. before 1979 : 3 gauge central oval dash
    5. after 1978 Tartan check trim, two-spoke steering wheel with "Mini" laurel leaf decal
        1. Equipment: Exacton 5x10 inch alloy wheels with plastic centre caps and plastic wheel nut covers, Dunlop Formula 70 165/70x10 tyres, plastic wheel arch extensions (the first production model to use this later ubiquitous design),
        2. Production: unknown in Seneffe
      1. Built between for Belgium market in Seneffe from 76-78 as an experiment to test demand. The success on the continental market inspired BLMC to launch it, in 1979 for Mini's 20th anniversary, the 1100 Special was the only round-nose Mini to be supplied with the 1098 cc. The model was popular in the Benelux market and somewhat in France.
    Mini Lady Year 1977

    Market: Netherlands, Belgium
    Year: 1977
    Engine: 998 cc
    Engine: 850 cc
    extra: colour-coded Umbrella
    200 Cars for the Dutch Market
    full Wooden Dashboard with Lady-badge
    Exterior: Special Blue Striping

    Mini 1100 Special Year 1979

    Year: 1979
    Based on: Mini 1000
    Engine: 1098 cc
    Exterior colours:
    Metallic Silver (MMB – BLVC202)
    Metallic Rose (CMM – BLVC303)
    Exterior trim: Clubman rear bumpers (fitted to front and rear), black slatted grille, vinyl covered roof
    Decals/badges: Wide shaded side stripes, “Mini” laurel leaf A-panel decals, “Special” grill badge, “Mini 1100” boot badge
    Interior: Tartan check trim, two-spoke steering wheel with “Mini” laurel leaf decal, plastic centre console and plastic passenger side under dash tray (the only production model fitted with a centre console and under dash tray as standard)
    Equipment: Exacton 5×10 inch alloy wheels with plastic centre caps and plastic wheel nut covers, Dunlop Formula 70 165/70×10 tyres, plastic wheel arch extensions (the first production model to use this later ubiquitous design), wing-mounted side indicators (mounted higher on the wings and longer in length than other Mini models), twin door mirrors, 1275 GT instrumentation and Clubman upper dash facia. MW/LW radio, cigar lighter and clock fitted within the centre console.
    Production: 5,100
    Built to celebrate the Mini’s 20th anniversary, the 1100 Special was the only round-nose Mini to be supplied with the 1098 cc engine in the UK. British Leyland supplemented the original run of 2,500 cars with an additional 2,600 due to its popularity.

    Mini Printemps Year 1979

    Market: France
    Year: 1979
    Engine: 998 cc
    Exterior colour:
    Beige metallic
    Production: 500

    Mini S Year 1979

    Market: France
    Year: 1979
    Engine: 998 cc
    Exterior colour:
    Bleu Nuit
    Black

    Mini John Player Special Year 1980

    Market: German

    Year: 1980

    Engine: 1000cc

    Exterior colour:

      Black, Gold Stripe, JPS Decals & Vinyl/Matte Roof.

      Interior: Black Recaro Seats; Walnut dash made by Rokee.

      Equipment: 10-inch Gold ATS Classic wheels, Abarth exhaust system, Leather covered steering wheel.

      Production: Unknown.

      Mini Mayfair Year 1982-1996

      Year: 1982 – 1996
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc / 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour: Various
      Exterior trim: Various coloured grille, door handles, bumpers, door mirrors, plastic wheel arch extensions and sill finishers, chrome from 1992. Silver plastic wheel covers
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Mayfair” logos
      Interior: Various colours, seats and door cards in Chalkstripe velor (1985–1988), Prism velor (1988–1991), Chevron velor (1992–1994), Windsor velor (1995–1996)
      Equipment: 12-inch wheels with alloy option after 1984, opening rear side windows, radio, head restraints, locking fuel cap, tinted glass, tachometer, front disc brakes from 1984, brake servo from 1988

      Mini Sprite Year 1983

      Year: 1983 (August)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colours:
      Cinnabar Red (CMT – BLVC399)
      Primula Yellow (FMP – BLVC442)
      Exterior trim: Black bumpers and grille centre
      Decals/badges: Tapering side stripes with “Sprite” logo
      Interior: Grey Herringbone seat facings
      Equipment: Exacton 5×10 inch alloy wheels with 165/70×10 tyres, Mini Special wheel arch extensions, twin door mirrors, 1275 GT instrumentation and Clubman upper dash facia
      Production: 2,500
      The Mini Sprite was released in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Mini. Its name revived the old Austin-Healey name last used in 1971. The Sprite was intended to be an intermediate trim level between the “City” and the “Mayfair”.

      Mini 25 Year 1984

      Year: 1984 (July)
      Based on: Mini Mayfair
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Silver Leaf Metallic (MME – BLVC421)
      Exterior trim: Nimbus Grey
      Decals/badges: Side and rear grey and red stripes with “Mini 25” logos
      Interior: Luxury velvet with red piping, zip pockets fitted to front seats, red seat belts, leather-wrapped steering wheel
      Equipment: 12-inch wheels, 8.4-inch front disc brakes, full-width wheel trim with arch extensions, 1275GT instrumentation, tinted glass, stereo radio cassette, twin door mirrors
      Production: 3,500 in UK, 1,500 exported

      Mini Ritz Year 1985

      Year: 1985 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Silver Leaf(MME – BLVC421)
      Exterior trim: Chrome, black-centered grille
      Decals/badges: Red stripes with “Ritz” logos
      Interior: Claret Red, Prussian Blue and Osprey Grey velvet
      Equipment: 12-inch alloy wheels
      Production: 2,000 for UK, 1,725 for export from Italy
      Mini Chelsea
      Year: 1985 (February)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colours:
      Targa Red (CNE – BLVC641)
      Silver Leaf (Japan) (MME – BLVC421)
      Exterior trim: Grey bumpers and door handles
      Decals/badges: Silver and red coachlines with “Chelsea” logos
      Interior: Osprey Grey with red piping
      Equipment: 12-inch alloy wheels and opening rear side windows
      Production: 1,500 for UK, more exported
      Produced after the supply of Mini Ritz’s had been sold.

      Mini Piccadilly Year 1986

      Year: 1986 (May)
      Based: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Cashmere Gold Metallic (GMD – BLVC422)
      Exterior trim: Black bumpers, black-centred grille
      Decals/badges: Twin coachlines with “Piccadilly” logo
      Interior: Bitter Chocolate, Coffee and Claret velvet
      Equipment: Full-width wheel trims, push button radio
      Production: 2,500
      Many examples were exported to France and Japan.

      Mini Park Lane Year 1987

      Year: 1987 (January)
      Based: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black (PMA – BLVC90)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
      Decals/badges: ‘Park Lane’ logos on doors and bootlid, stripes on rear side panels
      Interior: Beige/Black velvet
      Equipment: Full width wheel trims, tinted windows, opening side windows, stereo radio cassette
      Production: 4,000 (1,500 for UK, 700 for Japan)
      Mini Advantage
      Also known as: Mini Masters (Germany)
      Year: 1987 (June)
      Based on: Mini Mayfair
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Diamond White (NMN – BLVC655)
      Exterior trim: Grey bumpers and door handles; black door mirrors; white wheel covers for the 12-inch steel wheels; Nimbus grey plastic wheel arch extensions and sill finishers
      Decals/badges: Tennis-net theme on lower body sides with “Advantage” script logo; Advantage logo on upper right of bootlid
      Interior: Flint Grey and Jade Green “Tennis Net” cloth on seats and door panels
      Equipment: Tachometer, radio-cassette, tinted glass, opening rear windows with chrome surround
      Production: 4,675 (2,500 for UK)
      First launched in France in May 1987 to coincide with the French Open, the Mini Advantage also appeared in the UK in June of that year to be available during The Championships, Wimbledon. Originally the name was to be the Mini Wimbledon, to match the London theme of the other names, but the All England Lawn Tennis Assosciation would not allow this use of name with a tennis themed styling.

      Mini Red Hot Year 1988

      Year: 1988 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      GPO Red (CNL – BLVC 1073)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
      Decals/badges: Black coachline and ‘Red Hot’ logos
      Interior: Black velour
      Equipment: Full width wheel trims, opening side windows, tinted glass, push button radio
      Production: ~3,000 (~1,000 for UK)

      Mini Jet Black Year 1988

      Year: 1988 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
      Decals/badges: Red coachline and ‘Jet Black’ logos
      Interior: Black velour
      Equipment: Full width wheel trims, opening side windows, tinted glass, push button radio
      Production: 3,000 (1,000 for UK)

      Mini Racing Year 1988

      Year: 1988 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      BRG Metallic (HAF – BLVC617) with white roof
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille center
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Racing’ logo
      Interior: Black ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
      Production: 1,000
      Some Mini Racing cars were fitted with the John Cooper 998 conversion. Otherwise, the ‘Racing’ was identical to the ‘Flame’ apart from the colour.

      Mini Designer Year 1988

      Year: 1988 (June)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      White (NMF – BLVC449)
      Black (PMA – BLVC90)
      Exterior trim: Nimbus grey
      Decals/badges: Twin coachlines and “Designer” logos on the rear side panels and bootlid
      Interior: Black and white striped fabric with ‘Mary Quant’ signatures embossed.
      Equipment: Tinted glass, opening rear side windows, leather-rim steering wheel and two vanity mirrors in the sun visors
      Production: 2,000
      The Mini Designer was often called the “Quant” in reference to the Mary Quant-designed interior and Quant Daisy motifs on the steering wheel and bonnet badge.

      Mini Belfast Year 1988

      Market: Japan
      Year: 1988

      Mini Brighton Year 1988

      Market: Japan
      Year: 1988

      Mini Rose Year 1989

      Year: 1989 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      White (NAL or BLVC 1218) with Pastel Pink (DME)roof
      Exterior trim: Grey bumpers, wheelarches and grille center
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Rose’ logo
      Interior: Pink and Blue ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
      Production: 500
      This 1960s theme was introduced in preparation for the Mini’s 30th birthday.

      Mini Sky Year 1989

      Year: 1989 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      White (NAL or BLVC 1218) with Pastel Blue (JQN) roof
      Exterior trim: Grey bumpers, wheelarches and grille center
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Sky’ logo
      Interior: Pink and Blue ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
      Production: 500
      This 1960s theme was introduced in preparation for the Mini’s 30th birthday.

      Mini Flame Year 1989

      Year: 1989 (January)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (COF – BLVC818) with white roof
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille center
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Flame’ logo
      Interior: Black ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
      Production: 1,000
      Apart from the color, the ‘Flame’ was identical to the ‘Racing’.

      Mini 30 Year 1989

      Year: 1989 (June)
      Based on: Mini Mayfair
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Cherry Red (COG – BLVC843)
      Black (PMA – BLVC90)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
      Decals/badges: Coachlines and 1959-1989 crests
      Interior: Half leather/lightning cloth, red piping
      Equipment: Minilite-style wheels, security coded stereo, leather-bound copy of Rob Golding’s book (“Mini”)
      Production: 3,000 for UK
      Of the 3,000 produced for the UK, 2,000 were in Cherry Red and 1,000 were Black; 2,800 were manual and 200 had an automatic gearbox.600 were made with an optional sun roof.

      Mini Racing Green Year 1990

      Year: 1990 (February)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      BRG Metallic (HMN) with white roof
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Racing’ logo
      Interior: Black ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
      Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red & Checkmate), more exported
      Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the ‘Racing Green’ could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the ‘Flame Red’ and ‘Checkmate’ apart from the color.

      Mini Flame Red Year 1990

      Year: 1990 (February)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (COF – BLVC818)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille with chrome surrounds
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Racing’ logo
      Interior: Black ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
      Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red, and Check Mate), more exported
      Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the ‘Flame Red’ could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the ‘Racing Green’ and ‘Checkmate’ apart from the colour.

      Mini Checkmate Year 1990

      Year: 1990 (February)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black (PMA – BLVC90)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, Black grille, Minilite alloy wheels
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with ‘Checkmate’ logo
      Interior: Black ‘Crayons’ fabric
      Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
      Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red, and Check Mate), more exported
      Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the Checkmate could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the ‘Racing Green’ and ‘Flame Red’ apart from the colour.

      Mini Cooper RSP Year 1990

      Mini Cooper RSP
      Year: 1990 (September)
      Based on: Mini 30
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (CPQ – BLVC1000)
      Black (PMF – BLVC644)
      British Racing Green (HAF – BLVC617)
      Exterior trim: Chrome Grille and bumpers, body-colored door mirrors and wheelarches
      Decals/badges: White bonnet stripes with John Cooper signatures, Cooper badges
      Interior: Black leather seat inserts, leather bound steering wheel, red carpets
      Equipment: Sunroof, twin driving lamps, tinted glass, alloy Minilite-style wheels, Oil Cooler
      Production: 1,050 for UK, 650 for Japan
      The RSP was the first Cooper in 21 years, and the first Mini with a 1,275 cc engine in 10 years. The most powerful carburettor engine (with the S works conversion) and the only non works mini fitted with an oil cooler as standard.

      It was an instant success and sold out even before cars began to appear in showrooms, which prompted Rover to put a Cooper in full-time production.

      Mini Studio 2 Year 1990

      Year: 1990 (June)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black (PDE – BLVC373)
      Nordic Blue (JQV – BLVC863)
      Storm Grey (LOZ – BLVC867)
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, black bumpers
      Decals/badges: Studio 2 Decals, green stripe and three green dots below the window line
      Interior: Doeskin seat covers with green diagonal stripe, three-spoked steering wheel with unique green Mini badge.
      Equipment: full-width wheeltrims, opening rear quarterlights and an R750 stereo, 12′ steel wheels with hubcaps, front disc brakes.
      Production: 1,500 for UK (RHD), 500 for Germany (LHD)
      The Studio 2 name was first used on the Metro in 1987/88.

      Mini ERA Turbo Year 1990

      Year: 1990
      Engine: 1,275 cc Turbocharged
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (COF – BLVC818)
      British Racing Green (HAF – BLVC617)
      Other special order colours:
      Black
      White
      Silver
      Exterior trim: Body kit, grille with ERA badge, five-spoke wheels with ERA emblem, rear windscreen wiper
      Decals/badges: Turbo bonnet badge, ERA badge fitted to rear, ERA ID plate on slam panel
      Interior: Available in full- or half-leather modified Austin Metro seats
      Equipment: Two speakers fitted to parcel shelf, radio (same manufacturer)
      Production: 99 UK & 337 Japan
      96 bhp@8 psi turbo boost

      Mini After Eight Year 1991

      Market: France / Spain / Portugal
      Year: 1991
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      BRG
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and door handles; black mirrors and grille
      Decals/badges: “After Eight” script on rear wing
      Interior: Velvet seat covering
      Equipment: 12-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers; front head restraints
      Production: 1,500
      This trim package adopted the branding of the After Eight chocolate mint in a partnership with its manufacturer, Rowntree & Company (then owned by Nestlé).

      Mini Twinings Year 1991

      Market: France
      Year: 1991
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black

      Mini Neon Year 1991

      Year: 1991 (February)
      Based on: Mini City
      Engine: 998 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Nordic Blue (JQV – BLVC863)
      Pearlescent Caribbean Blue (UME – BLVC911)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, door handles, grille surround and exhaust tailpipe
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Neon by Mini” decals.
      Interior: Chevron velour with Neon badge on steering wheel.
      Equipment: Full-width wheel trims, standard passenger side door mirror, R280 digital radio/cassette, hinged rear windows
      Production: 1,500
      The “Neon” was originally meant to be produced in Caribbean Blue Pearlecent, but problems with the new paint meant that the production version was made in Nordic Blue, at least one was produced in Caribbean Blue and sold by Startins of Redditch. The “Neon” decals on the car still had a Caribbean Blue border, which was meant to blend with the paintwork, so looked a little odd on the Nordic cars.

      Mini Cabriolet Year 1991

      Year: 1991 (June)
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Pearlescent Cherry Red
      Exterior trim: “LAMM” body kit
      Decals/badges: Cabriolet badge on boot. Coachlines with “LAMM” decals
      Interior: Wood-grain dash, three-instrument binnacle, wooden door cappings and gear knob, Mayfair seats and trim, leather steering wheel
      Equipment: Clarion CRH50 stereo, Revolite alloy wheels
      Production: 100
      Rover first ordered 75 cars from Lamm Autohaus, and this was shortly followed by an order for an additional 25. After the success of this limited edition, Rover went into full-time production on the Mini Cabriolet.

      Mini Woodbury Year 1992

      Market: France
      Year: 1992
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black
      Interior: Beige leather stamped with “Arc de Triomphe”; walnut dashboard
      Equipment: 12-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
      Production: 500

      Mini Italian Job Year 1992

      Year: 1992 (October)
      Based on: Mini Mayfair
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (COF – BLVC818)
      Metallic British Racing Green (HAM – BLVC1216)
      Diamond White (NMN – BLVC655)
      Electric Blue (NMN – BLVC997)
      Exterior trim: Body-coloured wing mirrors, white grilles, black bumpers.
      Decals/badges: Bonnet stripes, “Italian Job” badge, crossed Italian and British flag decals
      Interior: Black tweed, three-spoke steering wheel with Italian flag on steering wheel and front seats
      Equipment: Tinted glass, twin driving lamps, opening rear quarter windows
      Production: 1,000 for UK, 750 for Italy
      Inspired by the 1969 film “The Italian Job”, these cars were made to look like Coopers though they produced only 50 hp.

      Mini British Open Classic Year 1992

      Year: 1992 (June)
      Based on: Mini Mayfair
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      British Racing Green (HNA)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles; body-color door mirrors; black wheelarch extensions and sill finishers
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “British Open Classic” decals and coat of arms
      Interior: Stone Beige Countryman Tweed upholstery with leather inserts and green piping, cream leather steering wheel, matching doorcards and seatbelts, label stitched to seats reading “By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen”
      Equipment: Electrically operated full-length Webasto sunroof, Minilite-style alloy wheels, R552 stereo, opening rear windows
      Production: 1,000 for UK
      The folding sunroof that appeared on the British Open Classic had been an option on Japanese cars for some time.

      The British Open Classic was also made for other markets in larger numbers these can be identified by either being left hand drive, fuel injected or no tweed inserts in the seats. UK spec Open Classics were all carburetor engines but the shell is single point injection as it has the bracket on the bulk head to the right of the carburetor. Unlike most limited editions the Open Classic has opening rear windows and a two pod dash, i.e. no rev counter. The export version has a three pod dash.

      Mini Cosmopolitan Year 1993

      Market: France
      Year: 1993
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black
      Exterior trim: Black grille and mirrors; chrome bumpers
      Decals/badges: “Cosmopolitan” text on rear wing
      Interior: Fabric-covered seats and door panels
      Equipment: Philips CD player
      Production: 1,000

      Mini Silverstone Year 1993

      Market: Germany
      Year: 1993
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black
      Decals/badges: Coachlines and crossed-checkered-flag “Silverstone” decals
      Interior: Leather seat edging with cloth inserts and red piping; birdseye maple dashboard, door cappings, and gear knob; maroon carpets
      Equipment: 6×13 “Revolution” alloy wheels, “German” wheel arches

      Mini Rio Year 1993

      Year: 1993 (June)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Black (PDE – BLVC373)
      Pearlescent Caribbean Blue (UME – BLVC911)
      Metallic Polynesian Turquoise (UMG – BLVC966)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
      Decals/badges: “Rio” Decals on flanks and boot
      Interior: Black with bright green Spira panels on doors and seats.
      Equipment: R562 radio/cassette
      Production: 750
      The colours offered on the Rio were usually extra-cost options on the standard Mini Sprite.

      Mini Tahiti Year 1993

      Year: 1993 (October)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Tahiti Blue (JMP – BLVC65)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
      Decals/badges: “Tahiti” Decals with silhouetted palm trees on flanks and boot
      Interior: Black trim with blue-and-black door and seat inserts, colour-coded seat belts
      Equipment: Minilite-style alloy wheels, R652 radio/cassette
      Production: 500

      Mini Cooper Monte Carlo Year 1994

      Year: 1994 (January and July)
      Based on: Mini Cooper 1.3i
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Flame Red (CPQ – BLVC1000)
      Black (PMF – BLVC644)
      Exterior trim:
      Decals/badges: “John Cooper” signature decals, coachline with Monte Carlo decals
      Interior: Wooden dashboard, red vinyl seats with cream cloth center panels, red seat belts, red carpets, red leather steering wheel, gear knob, and gaiter
      Equipment: Gunmetal Minilite-style alloy wheels, four fog lamps
      Production: 200
      The 1994 Monte Carlo was released to celebrate Paddy Hopkirk’s return to the Monte Carlo Rally, 30 years after his original win.

      Mini 35 Year 1994

      Year: 1994 (Anniversary for the Sprite model produced from 1959-1994)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 4 cylinder, 1275cc
      Exterior colour:
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, lock set and door handles, auxiliary driving lamps. Electric adjustable headlamp aim. Export option: Webasto sunroof.
      Decals/badges: Silver coachline with special decals.
      Interior: Blue-and-pink “Jamboree” fabric; export option: all-leather, perforated leather inserts, colored piping that matched the exterior. Full walnut wood dash and door cappings.
      Equipment: Opening rear windows, R652 stereo
      Production: 1,000 for UK (RHD), 400 for export (LHD)
      The 35 did not come with alloy wheels as standard. An automatic transmission was offered as an option. This limited edition was also offered in France, Italy and Japan, although it was identified by different names in those markets. Four hundred left-hand drive Mini 35 cars were also built for export to the Netherlands and Germany late in the model year (November 1994). They were painted British Racing Green Metallic and had all-leather interior with piping trim that matched the exterior color. They had 13-inch alloy wheels and extended wheel arches. The LHD cars also had the same silver coachlines, special decals, and a special wood-rimmed steering wheel with a 35th Anniversary horn button. Only a few were sold and the rest re-badged and sold as 1995 models.

      Mini Cooper Grand Prix Year 1994-1996

      Year: 1994 (August) – December 1996
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour: All available Rover Mini Cooper colors
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, handles and locks
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with Grand Prix decals
      Interior: Leather trim for doors, leather steering wheel and upholstery, glovebox-mounted plaque, walnut 6-gauge dash, door cappings and door pulls
      Equipment: Koni adjustable dampers, four driving lamps, stainless sill plates
      Modifications: big-valve, ported, balanced and flowed cylinder head, special cam and valve rocker assemblies, Weber Alpha fuel injection (except for the last few, which had a remapped Rover ECU), catalyzed Janspeed exhaust, revised air filter, oil cooler
      Production: 35
      Only two of the Grand Prix cars were made in a left-hand-drive configuration. The engine produced 86 hp.

      Mini Silver Bullet Year 1995

      Market: Germany
      Year: 1995
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Silver Metallic
      Exterior trim: Body-coloured wheel arches
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Silver Bullet” decals
      Interior: Full black leather seats with red piping; elm dashboard, door cappings, door pulls, and gear knob; black leather gaiter; Magnolia instruments; black carpets
      Equipment: 13×6 five-spoke “Revolution” alloy wheels, Sportspack wheel arches, twin spotlamps
      Production: 400 for Germany
      The steering wheel used in the Silver Bullet is a RAID model 13D.

      Mini Sidewalk / Mini Tartan Year 1995

      Also known as: Mini Tartan (Japan)
      Year: 1995 (June)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Charcoal Metallic
      Kingfisher Blue
      Diamond White
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
      Decals/badges: “Sidewalk” decals
      Interior: Red seat belts and blue tartan trim
      Equipment: Radio/cassette
      Production: 1,000 for UK

      Mini Cooper 35 Year 1996

      Year: 1996 (May)
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc single point fuel injection
      Exterior colour:
      Almond Green (HAK – BLVC1212) with Diamond White roof (NMN – BLVC655) UK and Japan
      Red with white roof option for Japan only.
      Exterior trim: Body-coloured door mirrors and wheel arches
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Mini Cooper 1961-1996 Anniversary Edition” decals on sides and bootlid. 1.3i boot badges on UK cars and A panels on Japanese cars (some UK cars left the factory with A panel badges).
      Interior: Porcelain Green leather seats with embossed Cooper logos; matching leather steering wheel and gear knob; “Anniversary” badge on steering wheel; wooden dash with cream-faced dials. Black leather interior on Japanese red cars.
      Equipment: UK cars – Gunmetal grey centred Minilite-style 4.5×12-inch alloy wheels with silver outer rims, two spotlights, two fog lamps. Japanese cars – silver alloys and no fog lamps.
      Production: 200 for the UK market (5 of which received John Cooper Garages S specification) 1501 were manufactured for Japan, the first (used in Rover’s Japanese launch brochure) remained in the UK. Japanese cars featured air conditioning as standard and fixed rear quarterlights, omitting the two spot lamps and opening rear quarterlights of the UK spec. The exact split between green and red cars for Japan is unknown, red seems to be rarer.
      The John Cooper S specification Cooper 35 produced 86 hp. The conversion consisted of a replacement cylinder head, 1.5 roller rockers, Janspeed exhaust, K&N air filter element and modifications to the injection system. An oil cooler was also fitted.

      These cars had the roof resprayed in Old English White with matching painted on bonnet stripes which run over the scuttle panel as a tribute to the Cooper Car Co racing cars. Badging was updated with red enamelled Cooper inserts on the winged bonnet and boot badges, and the 1.3i badge on the boot lid was replaced by a Si badge. The original side graphics were retained.

      They also had a unique dashboard and matching door cappings in elm rather than the walnut which featured on the factory car, and three signed ivory auxiliary dials were added, clock, voltmeter and oil pressure, rather than just a clock on the standard car. Alloy door furniture was fitted, signed on some cars, but not all as the door furniture was redesigned around this time. A steering drop bracket was also standard on the Si. The factory steering wheel and gearknob was retained.

      Extrernally, in addition to the changes already highlighted, the Si gained clear indicator lenses, and polished metal Cooper wheel centre badges.

      A number of cars were subsequently converted to S specification by John Cooper Garages, and the S pack cars can be distinguished from the original five cars by a plaque stating conversion number rather than car number.

      Mini Kensington Year 1996-1997

      Market: Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
      Exterior color:
      Surf Blue
      Nightfire red
      British Racing Green
      Interior: Leather seats
      Equipment: Air conditioning
      Year: 1996-1997
      Engine: 1,275 cc

      Mini Equinox Year 1996

      Year: 1996 (April)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Ameranth (KMN – BLVC1223)
      Charcoal Grey (LVD – BLVC574)
      Platinum Silver (MNX – BLVC1209)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Equinox” Decals (astrological theme)
      Interior: Purple and black moon-and-stars printed fabric seat inserts with leather edging
      Equipment: Tinted glass, opening rear quarter windows, R660 radio/cassette, alarm/immobilizer
      Production: 750

      Mini Blue Star Year 1996

      Market: Germany
      Year: 1996
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Tahiti Blue Metallic (JRJ)
      Exterior trim: Body-colored wheel arches
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Blue Star” script decals
      Interior: Full blue leather seats with gray piping; elm dashboard, door cappings, door pulls, steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake grip; blue leather gaiter; Magnolia instruments; black carpets
      Equipment: 13×6 alloy “Sportspack” wheels, “German” wheel arches, twin spotlamps
      Production: 500
      The steering wheel used in the Blue Star is a RAID model 13D.

      Mini Cooper S Touring Year 1997

      Year: 1997
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior trim: Stainless steel sill covers, alloy fuel flap, Cooper valve caps
      Decals/badges: “Cooper S Touring” side decals, “Si” boot badge, John Cooper chassis plate under front seat
      Interior: Leather steering wheel, walnut dashboard and door cappings, alloy door handles
      Equipment:
      On the Cooper S Touring, the Jack Knight 5-speed gearbox was available as an optional extra.

      Mini Cooper S Sport 5 Year 1997

      Year: 1997
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
      Decals/badges: Cooper S Sport 5 decals
      Interior trim: Leather gear knob
      Equipment: 13×6-inch Rover Sportspack alloy wheels, Sportspack wheelarches, 2 auxiliary driving lamps
      Options:
      Leather interior
      Electric sunroof
      The Sport 5 was very similar to the Cooper S Touring except that it was offered with the five-speed Jack Knight gearbox as standard.

      Mini Lapagayo Year 1998

      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Tahiti Blue Metallic (JRJ)
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, bumpers, and door handles; white door mirrors; white fuel filler cap
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “Mini Cooper” decals; “Lapagayo” striping and logos on lower section of doors
      Interior: Blue leather and yellow Alcantara upholstery; walnut dashboard and gear knob; tinted windows
      Equipment: 12-inch Minilite alloy wheels painted white; two spotlamps; package including polo shirt and umbrella
      Production: 20
      Named for the Lapagayo fashion brand.

      Mini Paul Smith Year 1998

      Mini Paul Smith engine, with signature green-painted rocker cover
      Year: 1998 (March)
      Based on: Mini Sprite
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Paul Smith Blue (JFL – BLVC1269)
      Also available in Black and White (Japanese market)
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, handles, and bumpers; green Great Britain isle badge on grille
      Decals/badges: 9ct gold enamelled “Paul Smith” bonnet badge, Paul Smith rear winder sticker
      Interior: Black leather trim, Paul Smith-scripted instrument graphics; Citrus Green glovebox interior, petrol tank and solid boot liner.
      Equipment: Charcoal grey Minilite alloy wheels, two spotlamps, Special “Paul Smith” denim jack & tool bag
      Production: 300 for UK, 1,500 for rest of world
      Paul Smith also designed a one-off Mini with 86 different-coloured stripes.

      Mini Brooklands Year 1998

      Market: Germany
      Year: 1998
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Colour: RNE
      Exterior: Charcoal, also called Niagara or Charcoal Black (LVD 1207)
      Roof: White Diamond (NAL 1218)
      Other colour details: white bonnet stripes, white side-mirrors, white coachlines with “Brooklands” decals on sides.
      Equipment: Koni dampers, Rover Sport Pack 13×6 inch wheels, Rover Sport Pack wheel arches, two beam lights and two fog lights in front of grill, rear fog light.
      Interior: black leather seats with cream piping and Cooper logos, black leather stearing wheel, black leather gear knob, walnut dashboard, Cooper chrome instrument panel showing speed, fuel, water temp, oil temp, voltage and clock, alloy gas pedal.
      Production: 600

      Mini Cooper Sports LE Year 1998

      Year: 1998 (May)
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colours:
      Brooklands Green (HFB – BLVC1265)
      Black (PMF – BLVC644)
      Roof: White
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille and handles; white mirrors
      Decals/badges: Twin coachlines with BMC-style rosette with the words “Mini Cooper” to the rear; “V” flash in yellow (similar to British Vita Logo) above the front side indicator; BMC-style rosette with the words “Mini Cooper” on the right hand side of boot lid; white bonnet stripes
      Equipment: Two spotlamps, sports suspension pack, 13×6-inch Sportspack wheels, Sportspack wheelarches
      Interior: Walnut dashboard; dark green leather interior; green carpets; dark green leather and black steering wheel; dark green leather gear change boot and knob
      Production: 100 (50 of each colour); there is some doubt that the production color split was not even and that more green than black cars were produced.
      Built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Cooper’s victory in four Saloon Car Championship races in 1968.

      Mini Monza Year 1998-1999

      Market: Germany
      Year: 1998-1999
      Engine: 1,275 cc MPI
      Exterior colour:
      Tahiti Blue Metallic (JMP – BLVC65))
      Exterior trim: Body-colored Sportpack wheel arches, “Monza” petrol cap
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with crossed-checkered-flag “Monza” decals
      Interior: Black leather seats; burl walnut dashboard and door cappings; black carpets; Magnolia instruments with 3 additional Magnolia gauges, leather and wood steering wheel, aluminium and wood gear knob.
      Equipment: 13×6 Minilite alloy wheels, Sportspack wheel arches, four spotlamps and rear fog lamp, chrome exhaust-end
      Production: 500

      Mini 40 Year 1999

      Year: 1999 (April)
      Based on: Mini Cooper S
      Engine: 1,275 cc MPi (Multi-Point Injection)
      Exterior colours:
      Island Blue (JFU)
      Mulberry Red (CDM)
      Old English White (NNX)
      Platinum sylver (MNX)
      Solar red (EDM)
      Epson Green
      Black (PMF)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles. Optional Webasto electric sunroof.
      Decals/badges: Gold or black “Mini 40” bonnet badge, anniversary decal on the body sides, chrome “GB” on boot
      Interior: Color-matched leather seats with contrasting piping, alloy dashboard, chrome-detailed instruments with “Mini 40” between the water temp. and fuel gauge, and a leather facia top, handbrake, and gear knob.
      Equipment: CD Player, 13-inch Sportspack wheels, Sportspack arches, twin spotlamps, adjustable headlights
      Production: 800 models, 400 for UK and Japan, the rest for the Europe.
      London Collection

      Mini Cooper S Works Year 1999

      Year: 1999 (March)
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Brooklands Green
      Roof: Old English White
      Exterior trim: Chrome grille, door handles and bumpers
      Decals/badges: Coachlines with “S works” decals. Special red-winged badges front and back.
      Interior: Alloy dashboard, door cappings, door furniture, and foot pedals; leather steering wheel and gear knob
      Equipment: CD player, 12-inch alloy wheels
      Production: 250
      Options:
      Jack Knight 5-speed gearbox
      Sportspack
      With 90 hp output from its big-valve high-compression engine, the S Works is the most powerful Cooper ever made.

      Mini John Cooper Limited Edition Year 1999

      Year: 1999 (August)
      Based on: Mini Cooper
      Engine: 1,275 cc
      Exterior colour:
      Brooklands Green (HFB – BLVC1265)
      Roof: Old English White (NNX – BLVC1205)
      Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles
      Interior: Grenadine red leather upholstery (with black piping for seats) on dash top, door liners, gear gaiter, and door pockets; red carpeting; black leather steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear knob; alloy dashboard
      Decals/badges: John Cooper signature in chrome-plated steel.
      Equipment: 13-inch Sportspack alloy wheels, Sportspack arches, two spotlamps, CD player
      Production: 300

      Mini John Cooper LE 40 Year 1999

      Year: 1999 (August)

      Based on: Mini Cooper

      Engine: 1,275 cc

      Exterior colour:

        Brooklands Green (HFB - BLVC1265)

        Roof: Old English White (NNX - BLVC1205)
        Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles

        Interior: Grenadine red leather upholstery (with black piping for seats) on dash top, door liners, gear gaiter, and door pockets; red carpeting; black leather steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear knob; alloy dashboard

        Decals/badges: John Cooper signature in chrome-plated steel.
        Equipment: 13-inch Sportspack alloy wheels, Sportspack arches, two spotlamps, CD player
        Production: 301 (51 converted to Mini Cooper S Works) officially only sold in UK as RHD

        Built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cooper's victory in the Formula One World Championships 1959 & 1960. The Le 40 Editions were the most Expensive Minis ever sold as standard from the Factory. Also the only Mini not to registered as a Mini, instead as only 'John Cooper LE 40'

        Mini Cooper Sport 500 Year 2000

        Based on: Mini Cooper
        Engine: 1,275 cc
        Exterior colours:
        Tahiti Blue (JRJ – BLVC965)
        Anthracite (LQW – BLVC1266)
        Solar Red (CMU – BLVC1278)
        British Racing Green (HAF – BLVC617)
        Roof: silver
        Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille, silver bonnet stripes
        Interior: Black and silver leather; alloy gear knob
        Equipment: Four spotlamps, 13-inch alloy wheels, certificate signed by John Cooper, plaque inside glovebox, high level brake light
        Production: 500 – Last ever to classic Issigonis design.
        Export-only