Just bought a 1999, Mini Cooper SPI, Japanese Export. British Racing Green with stripes and spots, absolutely rust free and running lovely. Just had the tyres changed from 145/70/12 to 165/60/12 and the garage said it looked like new under neath so well chuffed (phew!) have bought a Specialist Components Throttle body kit with a new programmable ECU, which I will fit at the same time as a Stage 3 Cooper kit, eventually. Its got what looks like a RC 40 exhaust, not sure what the manifold is, but it seems like it is a bit more nippy than standard Cooper.