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2000 Rover Mini Seven

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£9,010

  • Mileage~38,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.3L
  • LocationKettering

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2000 Rover Mini Seven

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

An extremely fun and well-loved limited edition Mini, which offers the original feel of the iconic '60s classic.

In 2000 Rover Mini launched the 'classic' range for the UK home market, 374 of these were the limited 'Seven' variant and this example is #50 of the bunch. The model managed to recreate the original feel of the classic Mini with red and cream leather trim, finished in "Solar Red" with a body-coloured dashboard, door mirrors, and 12" Pepperpot alloys fitted as standard.

The Mini is extremely versatile and practical for day-to-day motoring while being able to deliver in racing with its go-cart-like handling. From launch, the Mini was a huge success, 5.4 million Minis were bought over the 41 years of production, and it still remains the best-selling British car of all time.

This 'Seven' edition was purchased as a 50th birthday gift, and comes to market from 6 years ownership with just 2 former keepers registered. It's been kept stock, and regularly taken to club meets and shows, garaged and clearly cared for given the beautiful condition it presents in today.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Yvonne the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

This car makes me smile from ear to ear and brings back so many happy memories.

Yvonne has a lifelong love for Mini. Her dad purchased a Mini for her when she first passed her test. When Yvonne celebrated her 50th birthday, she purchased this car in his memory and coincidentally it was the 50th example of the final Rover Seven production line.

She mentions "I absolutely love this car, driving it is a joy, it makes me smile ear to ear and brings back so many happy memories, the decision to sell has been a difficult one, and only made due to the restoration of another childhood memory, a Mini MK3 reaching its final stages, knowing that the Seven will not be driven as much as she deserves the time has come to pass on the fun".

The car has been kept in the original spec, unmodified, and always garage. Yvonne reports only using the car for shows or rallies, and she purchased the car 6 years ago from an enthusiast who had owned her for the previous 13 years. She'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

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Exterior

A classic modern Mini, these cars are global icons of motoring and culture alike.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with 12" silver Pepperpot's from factory and wrapped with Linglong LMA9 tyres. These wheels present in great condition on each corner - some very minor marks around the outer edge of the front nearside wheel if we were being really really picky.

The Linglongs are dated 2013, with all tyres appearing in good condition with lots of tread left, due to the limited mileage covered.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this Mini Seven looks in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well.

During our visit we didn't spot any obvious dings down the flanks of the car, everything looking crisp and sharp while standing very straight and true.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a classic 'Solar Red', the paint appeared in great condition on our visit, finished to a high standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the low mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

The chrome bumpers, grille, door, boot handles, and window surrounds all look in great condition too.

Interior

A blend of red and cream leather with pipping, provides timeless good looks.

Seats and Carpets

The Seven is fitted with cream over red leather seats with matching piping. The cream leather bodies of the chair have a retro pattern which looks great and unquie to the "Seven". The seats have held their shape very well over the years as you would expect for the little use and mileage, and careful ownership.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, deep pile carpets with over mats. You can tell this car has been meticulously cared for over its lifetime by a line of enthusiasts.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

The dashboard is covered in exterior matching red leather trim and presents three cream gauges in front of the driver.

The dashboard in this Mini has no signs of any major damage or scuffs. With no warning lights displayed, the odometer showed a reading of ~38,058 miles on our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A small Mini steering wheel is fitted and equipped with an SRS airbag with a red leather grip.

The original steering wheel presents in great condition in line with the mileage of this car, the black gearstick looks great too.

Mechanics

With the A+ Series engine, 1275cc multi-point injection this Mini is capable of hitting 90MPH, classic looks that can keep up with modern traffic.

Engine and Gearbox

British Leyland decided to update the A-series design in the 1970s, at a cost of £30 million. The result was the 'A-Plus' series of engines. Available in 998cc and 1275cc form, the A-Plus had stronger engine blocks and cranks, lighter pistons and improved piston rings, spring-loaded tensioner units for the timing chain and other detail changes to increase the service interval of the engine. This car featured the last of the line 1275 MPi version - a special "twin-port injection" version developed by Rover engineer, Mike Theaker.

Yvonne reports the car starts from cold with no issues and drives well with its smooth manual gearbox powering the front wheels. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the Seven, and the smart engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

Yvonne reports the later suspension setup is very smooth for a Mini and reports this Seven has always been mechanically looked after, which is evident from the extensive paperwork.

Yvonne also mentions the brakes and suspension provide an enjoyable journey with the kind of stopping power you'd expect.

The Drive

With the iconic good looks and extremely fun driving experience the Mini makes you feel like youre travelling faster than you actually are, the perky nature really sets the car apart from any other city car.

Watch the mechanical video to see the car start from cold and out on a short drive along some country roads.

Electrics and Other

Yvonne reports that to her knowledge all of the electrics are functional and operational, in line with the rest of the condition of the car. She mentioned the front spot lights are not wired in though.

History and Paperwork

These Mini's offer a unique and enjoyable drive with more BHP than many early examples, this limited edition Seven comes to market with low ownership and mileage recorded.

This car is coming out of ~6 years of ownership with Yvonne, when she celebrated her 50th birthday, she purchased this car in his memory of her dad and coincidentally it was the 50th example of the final Rover Seven production line. Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car, including the extensive service history files and MOT reports. Yvonne informs us that the Mini will be sold with a full 12 months MOT, this has now been actioned.

Yvonne will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
13.06.2021 MOT 38,064
10.07.2021 MOT 36,626
26.06.2020 MOT 36,280
21.12.2018 Service 35,163
21.12.2018 MOT 35,163
22.12.2017 MOT 34,114
10.12.2016 MOT 32,567
01.12.2014 MOT 30,996
19.11.2015 MOT 31,564
18.11.2015 Service 31,500
01.12.2014 Service 30,996
30.11.2013 MOT 30,387
01.12.2013 Service 30,387
20.11.2012 MOT 29,780
20.11.2012 Service 29,780
14.12.2011 MOT 29,217
14.12.2011 Service 29,217
12.10.2010 MOT 28,545
12.10.2010 Service 28,545
29.09.2009 MOT 27,555
29.09.2009 Service 27,555
09.10.2008 MOT 24,029
09.10.2008 Service 24,029
27.09.2007 MOT 20,260
27.09.2007 Service 20,260
27.09.2006 MOT 16,293
27.09.2006 Service 16,293
10.10.2005 MOT 12,038
10.10.2005 Service 12,036
22.10.2003 Service 5,881
28.01.2002 Service 3,370
15.03.2001 Service 1,364
Key Details
  • ModelMini Seven
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date30.10.2000
  • CC1,275
  • Mileage~38,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourSolar Red
  • Interior ColourCream / Red
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SAXXNSAZEYD184422
  • Engine #12A2LK70395091
  • MOTYes. Exp - 09.09.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre BrandLinglong
  • Tyre Age2013
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 years
  • Key FeatureCondition and mileage
  • Auction ID429082







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Kulraj Salh
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Update – We’ve added a screenshot of the fresh MOT from the DVLA website to the history gallery; https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/mini/2000-rover-mini-seven/#gallery4-34

The car now has 12 months MOT.

Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Pipijohn
Member
Pipijohn

Great looking car.. On past MOT’s there was advisory about engine oil leak.. Was these attended to and engine has no oil leaks??

Minilove
Member
Minilove

I have attended to all advisories during my ownership, there is currently no oil leak and the car passed its MOT yesterday with no advisories other than needing new wiperblades

Minilove
Member
Minilove

The car now has a full 12 months MOT

Reginaldo
Member
Reginaldo

What is the change like from third down to second , say at 15mph? any crash …?

Minilove
Member
Minilove

Hi not been in a crash someone damaged the boot lid whilst car stationary this was professionally replaced about 5 years ago. I have not experienced any problems with the gears at all. Yvonne

Reginaldo
Member
Reginaldo

I was querying the syncromesh, Yvonne..any crashing?
Looks a lovely car…

Minilove
Member
Minilove

Hi not aware of any problems with the car gearbox or otherwise driven by both my self & partner, no crash. Car was looked at prior to listing by Mini professional Paul Preston he said all was tip top.

01202707150
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01202707150

Hi Yvonne. I am looking to buy a 1st car for my daughter and your car looks great. It a has a lovely girlie appeal. Has it ever been in an accident? How many previous owners? Thanks Gerry

Minilove
Member
Minilove

Hi Gerry, someone damaged the boot lid whilst car was stationary this was replaced by a professional classic car restorer. I have showed the car since. I have had the car recently checked by Paul Preston he said the car was tip top and rare to find one in such good condition. Defiantly a girlie car, she might not know what a cassette is though! Yvonne

BilldeCeret
Member
BilldeCeret

Hi Yvonne,
Lovely looking Mini.
The car has a very short MOT, any reason for not renewing please?
Thanks Bill

Minilove
Member
Minilove

Hi no reason, hardly used car since last happy to put 12 months on. Yvonne

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