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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:39 PM

THREE THOUSAND EURO!?!?!

We're talking Bini owners don't forget :D



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:08 PM

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Mini happy returns: 20 years of the new MINI
"The story of the new Mini began, not in 2001, with the arrival of the R50, but in 1997 and the unveiling of the Rover Spiritual concept car. There had been many attempts to create the second coming of Britain’s best car (discuss), but for one reason or another, all had failed. The Austin Metro (née Mini-Metro) was the most famous attempt to build a Mk2, but as history will recall, the Mini lived on long after the Metro had bitten the dust.
Its development was a long and drawn out process, hindered by internal squabbles, disagreements and the not-so-small matter of BMW’s purchase of Rover from British Aerospace and the subsequent sale to Phoenix. Understandably, BMW kept Mini – Rover’s biggest asset – and decided to build the new car in Cowley, unceremoniously renaming the plant BMW Oxford."
Full story here:-
https://www.motoring...years-new-mini/

1997 New MINI Preview video with John Cooper Interview:-
Interviews with Nick Stephenson (Rover Group Design Director) and John Cooper at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview of the New MINI. With BMW investment the MINI (R50) project was being designed and developed by Rover Engineers at Gaydon with production planned for the Longbridge factory.........



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

Some R50 & R53 MINI Parts are Becoming Scarce according to this report from Motoring File (USA)

http://www.motoringf...ecoming-scarce/


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:31 PM

Wheeler Dealers are doing a modern MINI, a 2004 R53 Cooper S MC40.
"Mike tracks down one of only 1000 MC40s ever produced, the 40th anniversary homage to the Monte Carlo rally-winning British icon; Ant tackles the 100,000 mile service while restoring its original ride height and signature look." It's series 15 episode 3, showing in the USA now and a UK broadcast time and date coming very soon.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:32 PM

From Haynes

 

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An insight into the manufacture and production of the MINI at Plant Oxford. 2001 onwards (all models)

In 2015, MINI Plant Oxford produced over 201,000 cars, and with a workforce of around 4,500 people, the plant is capable of building up to 1,000 cars per day. Plant Oxford is the home of MINI assembly, with body panels arriving from Plant Swindon, and engines from Plant Hams Hall, near Birmingham.

The body panels are joined by automated robots to produce a ‘body in white’ which then progresses through the factory to the paint shop, before being mated with engine, suspension, interior panels, trim, etc, to produce the finished car.

This Manual takes a look inside a modern, heavily automated car factory, where every car produced is bespoke, having been built specially to fulfil an individual customer’s order. A fascinating insight into the processes, equipment and people involved behind the scenes in building a MINI, from initial design studies and ‘body-in-white’ metal panels, to completed car on the way to its new owner.

https://haynes.com/e...erations-manual


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:38 PM

MINI at HOME first event at MINI Plant Oxford, we are presenting this event alongside Plant Oxford.

BRING YOUR MINI HOME

CLASSIC OR MODERN ALL ARE WELCOME

WHERE: 

MINI Plant Oxford

Eastern Bypass Road
Oxford,
Cowley,
Oxfordshire
OX4 6NL

 

WHEN:

Sunday 13th May 2018

10am - 3pm

 

https://www.luxemini.com/mini-at-home


Edited by mab01uk, 25 April 2018 - 10:41 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

The MINI Y Register

The MINI Y Register is for those who own or have an interest in early BMW MINIs built in 2001.

Your MINI does not have to be on a Y plate, as 51 plates were issued in 2001 however currently the the main focus of the Y Register will be to collect information about MINIs built in the first 6 months of 2001 and predominantly Registered on a Y plate.

 

For the purpose of this group we have 3 categories your 2001 MINI may fall into:

 

An early MINI

Any MINI built in 2001 and Registered on a Y plate.

 

An early press MINI

Any MINI built in April 2001 or earlier and Registered with the sequential number plate Y*** OBL or Registered to the BMW press office.

 

An early pre production MINI

Anything built on 25/04/01 or earlier as volume production started on 26/04/01.

We also welcome any information you may have on early MINIs and we look forward to opportunities to get together these early MINIs together and enjoy them.

http://miniyregister.co.uk/


Edited by mab01uk, 05 May 2018 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:03 PM

A Brand New 2006 MINI JCW GP is for Sale (in USA)

"This 2006 MINI Cooper S is #1,415 of 2,000 John Cooper Works GP cars produced for the worldwide market and has traveled just 14 miles from new."

http://www.motoringf...ni-jcw-gp-sale/

 

Bring a Trailer ad:-

https://bringatraile...2006-mini-gp-5/


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:32 PM



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:29 PM

New Episode of Wheeler Dealers - 2004 R53 Mini Cooper S MC40

"Mike tracks down one of only 1000 MC40s ever produced, the 40th anniversary homage to the Monte Carlo rally-winning British icon. Ant tackles the dreaded 100,000 mile service including the supercharger, while restoring its original ride height and signature look."

https://twitter.com/...0185856?lang=en

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:54 PM

'Modern Classics' magazine below has a feature this month (July issue) on driving & buying an R53 supercharged MINI Cooper S before the majority of them get to the cheap ragged and written off stage, it suggests £3500 will buy a concours example which should start to appreciate over the next few years if maintained and looked after.

SUPER CHARGER
"Forget the familiar styling and ignore the bonnet badge - the supercharged R53 Cooper S is a Mini like no other"
https://www.moderncl...log/v8firepower

 

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