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#1 marky_09

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:11 AM

Hello People,

I have just purchased my first mini, a John Cooper 40 LE :lol: , but a HPI check on it shows that it has a colour change >_<. This is bizzare given that it is meant to be a limited edition (Brooklands Green + White paintwork + red leather interior). I have checked the paint code (next to the chassis no.) and that checks out ok, but was wondering if anyone has any idea how i know whether it really is a Limited Edition model or weather i have been ripped off? If any one knows where i can get a trim code key, that may also prove useful.

Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks

Mark

#2 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:29 AM

If it's a JCG conversion then you will have a certificate.... without that you've got little chance.

#3 mk1leg

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:01 PM

Your car should have a Jonh Cooper Garages cmmission plate riveted to crossmamber just insidedrivers door undere carpet flap............. :shades:

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

You're not based around Scunthorpe are you? Sounds like the Mini someone I know has just sold...
*edit* Just seen that you're not :angry:

Not sure if this is any help
John Cooper LE
Year: 1999 (August)
Based: Mini Cooper
Colour: Brooklands Green paintwork with Old English White bonnet stripes, roof and door Mirrors.
External Trim: Chrome bumpers, grille and handles.
Decals/Badges: John Cooper signature in chrome-plated steel.
Equipment: 13" Sportspack alloy wheels, sportspack arches, two spotlamps, CD player.
Interior trim: Grenadine red leather upholstery, including the seats(with black piping), dash top, door liners, gear gaiter, door pockets and red carpeting. Black leather steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear knob. Alloy dashboard.
Engine: 1275cc
Availability: 300
Cost new: £10,995
Notes: This was the last factory LE.

Edited by Natalie, 16 May 2008 - 11:04 AM.


#5 marky_09

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

Thanks guys, this feedback is great :angry:, will do some checks this weekend.

Mark

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 08:47 PM

Hi the jc le did not have a build plate as it was a standard 63BHP lump. A lot of coopers show as colour change because originally on the V5 it shows as multicoloured as it has a white roof some owners when re taxing notify DVLA of the actual body colour eg green thus generating a colour change flag. Hope this helps.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:14 PM

Hi the jc le did not have a build plate as it was a standard 63BHP lump. A lot of coopers show as colour change because originally on the V5 it shows as multicoloured as it has a white roof some owners when re taxing notify DVLA of the actual body colour eg green thus generating a colour change flag. Hope this helps.



Yes my Cooper Sport was orginally registered as Blue/Silver however DVLA made me change it to multi coloured. .

Standard John Cooper LEs from Rover dealer were a small production run although not uncommon, John Cooper Garages did tinkered with some John Cooper LEs and their numbers are very limited. I am afraid I havent got the numbers of each produced though.

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:43 PM

Standard John Cooper LEs from Rover dealer were a small production run although not uncommon, John Cooper Garages did tinkered with some John Cooper LEs and their numbers are very limited. I am afraid I havent got the numbers of each produced though.



300 John Cooper LEs were produced and 25 converted by John Cooper Garages

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 04:39 PM

Excellent, cheers guys you have put my mind at rest. Mark

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

Hope this helps all JCW minis had Commission Plates riveted to crossmember???????????

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