Available for auction is this 2004 Mini Cooper S finished in Dark Silver Metallic over a two-tone Space Grey and Panther Black cloth interior. Under the ownership of BMW, the Mini brand was reintroduced in 2000 offering a modern representation of the classic three-door Mini Cooper hatchback. The first-generation R53 “S” model occupied the role as the high-performance variant in the Mini Cooper model range featuring a unique hood scoop, dual center-exit exhaust pipes, and a supercharged four-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This 2004 example was acquired from its original owner earlier in 2021 and has been upgraded with a Megan Racing coilover suspension, a 15% supercharger pulley kit, a Milltek exhaust system, DDMWorks intake, and more. Now with just under 74k miles showing on the odometer, this Mini Cooper S is being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.
The modern first-generation Mini Cooper was designed by Frank Stephenson who was also responsible for styling the Maserati MC12, Ferrari F430, and McLaren P1. This example comes finished in Dark Silver Metallic with a contrasting white roof panel and mirror caps. The car is said to have always been garage-kept and the seller notes only a few small imperfections commensurate with normal road-going wear. Additional images can be found in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The factory optioned Sport Package adds front fog lamps, a rear spoiler, and Xenon headlights. Upgraded 17″ Mini R90 cross-spoke wheels have been equipped and fitted with 15mm spacers, longer bolts, and new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.
Inside, you will find a two-tone Space Grey and Panther Black cloth interior highlighted by a pair of factory sport seats, a painted dashboard, a distinctive central speedometer. The Premium Package adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, an onboard computer, and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Upgraded leather shifter and handbrake boots have been installed and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories remain fully functional.
Power comes from a supercharged and intercooled 1.6L Tritec inline four-cylinder engine rated at 160 HP and 150 lb.-ft of torque stock. The front wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed Getrag manual transmission. Engine upgrades include a 15% pulley kit from Way Motor Works, a Milltek non-resonated catback exhaust system, DDMWorks intake, and Vibra-Technics engine mounts. Other upgrades include Powerflex control arm bushings and ball joints, Megan Racing rear camber links, Megan Racing coilovers, StopTech street brake pads, slotted rotors, a Way Motor Works 25mm hollow rear sway bar, and a Canton Racing aluminum expansion tank. The CARFAX report highlights services dating back as far as 2004 and the seller notes that an oil and filter change has been carried out within the last six months in addition to a transmission fluid flush, brake fluid flush, new battery, cooling fan, and dipstick.
This sale will include a set of two keys, the original window sticker, owner's manuals, service records, and a clean title. With its retro styling, potent supercharged engine, and high-end upgrades, this 6-speed Mini Cooper S makes a perfect hot hatchback for any driving enthusiast, do not miss out.