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.
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@meisnick - Thanks for the contest - well played and I'll find you for first right of refusal when and if the time comes
@Imthedecidah Good luck with it, come back when your ready to sell it.
Sold for $18,500
Thanks! I am going to have some real fun w/this build!
@meisnick Man, you were up against IMTHEDECIDAH. Check his profile on BAT. Good show. Two guys in a room. Love it. Have fun with the Car, DECIDAH!
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@rjvenice Pars replaced,
-Front Grill and trimming around.
-Front Auxiliary lamps
Little minor damage to body, so it was fixed accordingly.
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i’m out of town so imposible to take the pictures.
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MIA seller. Happens....
amart0890 : I am not sure why you are being so resistant to photographing the undercarriage? You’ve been asked 4 times to do this and have replied each time… “Sorry I do not have a way to get the pictures” — Clearly you have a lift (shown in pictures 5 & 6) — So why not put the car up on your lift and take the photos as requested? It’s that easy. Thanks
Hi. I had one of these a while back. I might like to get another. RE the accident, can you comment on what was replaced? Not much room up there when things get hit, even with a small impact. Do you have paint meter readings for the car so we can see if there was any repaint on the fenders or hood? Thanks in advance.
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I’m out good luck with it
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to jose_lg ,
The aftermarket switches on left of Steering wheel are:
1 switch for the "Sprint Booster"
2 switches for the front auxiliary lamps.
to jose_lg ,
I confirm there is not any oil leakage.
Sorry buy I don't have a way to get the pictures of the undercarriage.
It would be great to see undercarriage pictures - these cars tend to have oil leaks from oil pan gasket. Or confirmation that no oil leaks are present.
What are the aftermarket switches left of the steering wheel?
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Sorry, I do not have photos of the undercarriage.
Interesting car. Love the lounge leather as it’s pretty rare. The wheels aren’t S Lites, I believe those are “Web Spoke” wheels , but they are nice just the same. Overall a really nice spec. Some of the customizations are t what I’ve done with mine but that’s a matter of personal preference and can be changed very easily. Lots of good miles to be driven in this car.
Anyway to get some pictures of the underneath of the car?
@jose_lg - Internal bumper brackets I meant to write
@amart0890 Thanks - I just watched a video on how to level the bumper on the R53 Mini and it is pretty straight forward as long as the internal brakes are not bent.
Although tire tread still looks good, manufactures recommend changing tires older than 7 years. Just a consideration for bidders.
This gap could probably be because of the accident, I am not sure.
No Oil leaks at all, and the Oil Pan Gasket was never replaced.
Tires from 2011
Sorry I do not have pictures of the front end damage.
The parts replaced: Front Grill and Front auxiliary lamps.
Bumper cover on the driver’s side has a big gap between the hood and the bumper. Passenger side looks fine. Is this due to the accident?
Any oil leaks? Have you replaced the oil pan gasket? Common issue on these cars where gasket hardens and starts leaking.
Please provide tire production dates. I can see in the pictures that one tire was made in 2014.
Beautiful Mini - Do you have pictures of the front end damage as listed in carfax? If you don’t please provide details on what parts where replaced.
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