Available for auction is this 2006 R53 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works finished in Dark Grey over a Gray leather interior. Mini introduced the first-generation Cooper for the 2002 model year under the ownership of BMW. The high-performance Cooper S, or R53 as it was known internally, gained a supercharged engine, a firmer suspension, and visual modifications. It could be further optioned with the John Cooper Works (JCW) options package, including the JCW engine kit, JCW sport big brake kit, and a limited-slip differential. This example was originally delivered by Breman Motors of Miami Florida in 2006 and is said to have been acquired by the seller in 2010 while remaining in the air-conditioned garage ever since. It came factory equipped with the Premium Package 1, which adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and automatic air conditioning among other features, a Harman Kardon Sound System, the Sport Package, and the John Cooper Works tuning Kit. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida while showing just over 39k miles on its odometer.
This R53 is finished in Dark Grey with a silver roof and hood stripes. Details include fog lights, xenon headlamps with washers, a hood scoop, a roof spoiler, JCW badging, a rear fog light, and JCW-branded center-exit exhaust outlets. Under the care of the seller, a pair of auxiliary lights were added to the lower grill. This Mini rides on a set of grey-finished 17” S-lite alloy wheels dressed in Yokohama tires from 2011. The seller notes the front end sustained minor damage in 2011 which is reflected on the CARFAX report.
The cabin is upholstered in gray leather with constraint piping and features matching door panels, and silver trim on the doors and dashboard. The floors are lined with black carpets and the dashboard is finished to match the exterior. Amenities include heated front sports seats, automatic climate control, an onboard computer, a Harman Kardon sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The seller has added a set of Coco floor mats along with a suite of auxiliary gauges for the oil and intake pressure, water temperature, and battery voltage.
Power comes from a supercharged and intercooled 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine which came factory equipped with the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit, which added re-mapped engine management software as well as an upgraded cylinder head, supercharger pulley, air intake, and fuel injectors. The front wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transaxle and a limited-slip differential. While under current ownership, a Sprint Booster was installed for improved throttle response. The CARFAX report includes 13 service history entries dating back as far as 2006, and the seller states that all factory-recommended services have been carried out on time. The last service was completed at approximately 38k miles.
This sale will include the owner’s literature and a clean title.