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CCA Auction December 3 results - How much is your RSP worth?

1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP
Lot: 1026
Sold for (£): 9,020       
Estimate (£): 8,000 - 10,000

Offered for sale is a 1.275L 1990 Rover Mini Cooper manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 101 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:
Just over 12,000 miles from new
    Gloss Black, White Roof and Stripes, Sunroof and Minilites. Looks great
    Lovely original interior
    Comprehensive history file from day one
    2nd owner had the vehicle for 24 years
    Unrestored example of this popular classic
    This is a limited edition RSP model ( Rover Special Projects )

1967 Morris Mini Minor
Lot: 989
Sold for (£): 5,280   
Estimate (£): 5,000 - 7,000

Offered for sale is a 0.85L 1967 Morris Mini Minor manual. Coming with a history file, this lot's condition scores 42 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:
A great restoration project for one of the last Mk1 Minis...
    A great contender for restoration. Last of the Mk1 Minis
    Original floor tags
    This vehicle has had an identity check carried out by VOSA
    The V5 will state "substantially repaired and/or accident damaged: identity checked in 2004 (Showing as Insurance write off on HPI)

Desirable and rare classics @ Knowl Hill Performance & Luxury

Leading car dealership Knowl Hill Performance & Luxury may well sell the likes of the ultra-rare Aston Martin Vantage GT12, BMW M4 GTS and explosive Lamborghini Aventador, but it’s also a major player on the classic car market.

HRCR Junior Mini Cup Technical Regulations now available.


The HRCR Junior Mini Cup will be run as a class within the HRCR old STAGER Asphalt Historic Rally Championship aimed at encouraging young people into historic rallying. Whilst drivers must be under 25 years of age on the 1st January 2017 to be eligible there will be no age limit for co-drivers. It will run over the 5 National B events on the UK mainland within the old STAGER Championship.

Topgear Tuning announces 59% power gain for Mini Cooper 2.0 Turbo Petrol

MINI’s popular 2.0 Turbo Petrol Cooper S model F56 can now benefit from a 59% power gain with Topgear Tuning’s remap.

Three million MINIs - Oxford plant hits major manufacturing milestone

On December 3, 2016, Plant Oxford celebrated the three millionth MINI to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001. The three millionth Oxford-built MINI is a John Cooper Works Clubman - the first model to combine the latest John Cooper Works performance enhancements and a new ALL4 all-wheel drive system.

JCW Tuning @ Essen

For 55 years, the name John Cooper has stood for motor racing expertise that makes for a tangible increase in temperament and supreme agility in MINI style. The latest model generation also benefits from the tradition-steeped association between the sports car designer and the British brand. 

At the 2016 Essen Motor Show, MINI presents the current selection of Original Accessories by John Cooper Works. With a range of individually tailored retrofit components in the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics, exterior and interior, hallmark brand driving fun can be intensified for extreme performance, always based on authentic, personal style.

MINI reveals new MINI John Cooper Works Rally


MINI is pleased to announce the start of a new chapter in its long, illustrious motorsport history with the introduction of its latest in a long line of cross-country rally car greats: the MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Now there is a new MINI champion in the making...

2017 Dakar: Preparations completed


  •       Hirvonen, Al-Rajhi and Menzies to race the MINI John Cooper Works Rally
  •       Further information on the route of the 2017 Dakar
 There are less than 40 days to go to the start of Dakar Rally in January in South America. On Wednesday, a crucial part of the preparations was completed: all the racing and service vehicles left X-raid’s workshop in Trebur for the long haul to Paraguay’s capital Asuncion where the Dakar will be started on 2nd January.

Historics @ Brooklands Auction Results

Want to know how much these little classics are going for...?

This 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500, with just 439 miles on the clock, sold for £23,800.

This MkI Cooper S with nearly 90k on the clock sold for £48,720.

TONIGHT ON TV: MINI in Supercar Superbuild on Quest

- Second season set to air on Quest in the UK

- MINI John Cooper Works Hatch episode broadcast on Tueday, November 29th

- Other Discovery Networks rollout to follow.

MINI Plant Oxford and the most powerful production MINI Hatch ever are set to be showcased in a TV series that profiles some of the most famous names in the automotive world.

Barons Christmas Auction

This December Barons is hosting its annual Christmas Auction. Held at Sandown Park on 13 December, there's at least one Mini in the auction to have a goosey at.

TEST DRIVE: MINI Test Drive Day 2016

Recently, MINI invited us down to the beautiful village of Lambourn in Berkshire - valley of the racehorse - for a day of test driving some of their newer cars. Of course we jumped at the opportunity.

Hidden away in the rural wilderness of West Berkshire we met up at Sheepdrove Organic Farm where there were a number of cars awaiting our firm right foot.

Man buys Lancaster’s 1969 Mini as Christmas present for wife, raising £13,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, has announced that its raised a whopping £12,938 for Prostate Cancer UK. The specialist insurer auctioned its Mini restoration project on Saturday (12th) at the show through Silverstone Auctions, and after a thrilling bidding war, Mr Davies from Wales became the new owner.

VIDEO: Norfolk Mini Owners Celebrate 25 years

Norfolk Mini Owners' Club is 25 years young this year, and those wacky Mini enthusiast have been at it again creating some amusing videos to celebrate.

Direct Line creates ‘Light my Way’ prototype drone service, Fleetlights


Direct Line has released this press release about a new service which allows drones to be requested to light up the road in front of you.

While we commend the idea, it is fraught with obstacles to overcome, particularly permission from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

•         Direct Line has collaborated with Mission Planner technology expert Michael Oborne, and other technical specialists to create new protoytpe service ’Fleetlights' -  a breakthrough in drone development

•         Made up of a fleet of interconnected drones equipped with high-powered on-board lights, this service provides safer travelling, clearly lighting your way whether by car, bike or even on foot

•         The prototype service enables Fleetlights to be ordered via GPS and mobile technology directly from the user’s smartphone.  The technology lights a pre-determined path ahead of the user, while responding and adapting to changes in the user’s journey

Dakar 2017: MINI announce driver line-up

Often described as the “mother of all rally races” the Dakar Rally is, without doubt, the most arduous and demanding automotive race in the world of motorsport. Participation in the Dakar Rally involves months of planning by the teams, the very best of drivers, co-drivers and support crews and, of course, their weapons of choice – with the MINI ALL4 Racing it is a proven, reliable performer that has claimed four consecutive Dakar wins (2012-2015) and four consecutive FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup titles (2012-2015). Lady luck, experience and respect for the terrain the competitors will cover are also major players on the final outcome of this two-week off-road racing spectacle.

MINI 2 Mexico: Chris Wilson for WRC Mexico Rally 2017

Rally driver Chris Wilson is raising funds so he can compete in the Mexico stages of the World Rally Championship 2017 in an R50 MINI Cooper. Hear his plea and read about his rallying history...

MINI at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016


Presenting a world premiere and the latest additions to its model range at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, MINI not only moves forward with the change of generation in its model program but also maintains its advance into the premium compact segment. The new MINI Countryman will be on show in Los Angeles for the first time. This all-round talent offers an impressive increase in interior space, enhanced driving fun, innovative fittings and a refined premium ambience. It is also the first model of the brand to be available with a plug-in hybrid drive.

Eye-catching and multi-faceted. The design of the new MINI Countryman.


The new, second-generation MINI Countryman represents a more distinctive and mature proposition than its predecessor. A striking design language envelops the exterior of the urban all-rounder, while the interior is awash with creative details underscoring the premium character of the new MINI Countryman (combined fuel consumption: 7.0 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 159 –49 g/km). The new car is clearly recognisable as a member of the MINI family, yet has a character very much its own. “We see the new MINI Countryman as the adventurer of the family, always up for new experiences – either in the city or off the beaten track,” explains Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at MINI.

MINI sales continue to grow in October


  • MINI sales up 7.3% in first ten months: 292,823 delivered
Sales of BMW Group vehicles were higher than ever before in October, with total sales of 196,002 units, an increase of 2.3% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 1,942,642, an increase of 5.8% compared with the first ten months of last year.
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