The Details





  • Mileage: 21,917
  • Year: 2006
  • MOT Expiry: August 2024
  • Exterior Colour: Thunder Blue Metallic
  • Interior Colour: Black Nappa Leather
  • Top speed: 149
  • 0-60mph: 6.5
  • BHP: 215
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Engine Capacity: 1598cc
  • Engine Configuration: Supercharged Inline 4


Thunder Blue metallic paintwork, Recaro sports seats in black Nappa leather, 18-inch alloy wheels, 6-speed manual transmission, Aerodynamic Package (including front apron, rear apron, side skirts, and underbody panelling), Carbon fibre rear spoiler, JCW sports suspension, Limited-slip differential, 16-inch front brake discs, Air conditioning, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Light Package, Multifunction sports leather steering wheel, Anthracite headlining, Onboard computer, Cruise control, Velour floor mats, Rear seat delete, Rear strut brace, Metallic silver roof, Red door mirror casings, No. 0499/2000.


This is without doubt the finest R53 Mini we’ve seen - a highly original and unmodified example is truly outstanding condition. Worthy of any collection, this low mileage GP1 presents to the highest standard with little more than a couple of light frontal stone chips to report. The paintwork is exceptional and following inspection appears very original throughout. She’s arrow-straight along both sides and having been fully detailed and ceramic coated before arriving with us the depth of shine is magnificent. Cherished since new and always garaged, it’s a very special car indeed.



Opening the door it’s hard to believe that the car has driven even 2k miles, let alone 22k. The Recaro seats are exceptionally well presented, and despite having such deep bolsters there are almost signs of any wear to report, even on the driver’s side. The leather remains feeling soft and supple with a flawless factory matte sheen throughout. The same is true of the steering wheel, again with a perfect grain to the leather and absolutely no wear or shininess to report. The dash, switchgear, instruments, and door pulls are also unmarked, and the carpets are unspoiled having always been protected by the original velour overmats. Lift the tailgate and it’s clear to see that the large boot has never seen any bulky items loaded.


The engine bay is also remarkably clean and original with no signs of any damage or previous poor repair. The mechanics of the car are first-rate and despite having driven only 21,900 miles it has been serviced 7 times to date, as below. For the new keeper’s peace of mind a full mechanical inspection and service are due to be carried out by our trusted Mini specialist prior to sale.

17/08/2010 at 9,776 miles – Inspection II
17/09/2012 at 11,595 miles – Inspection I
11/10/2013 at 15,184 miles – Inspection II
24/06/2014 at 15,503 miles – Inspection I
27/02/2017 at 20,269 miles – Oil service
11/07/2019 at 21,382 miles – Inspection II
04/02/2021 at 21,445 miles – Oil service

History File

This cossetted first-generation JCW GP was supplied new by Halliwell Jones, Chester, in August 2006. It’s number 499 of only 2,000 bonafide GP1s ever built, and one of only a few hundred produced for the UK. Despite having passed through the hands of 5 clearly very careful owners, we are confident that this low mileage example is one of the very best available today. The accompanying History File includes the following:

• Original Mini document wallet with all handbooks
• Original service booklet with 7 stamps
• Original John Cooper Works certificate of authenticity
• Original JCW GP sales brochure and press photo
• Spare remote key and valet key
• MOT certificates, etc.

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