It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a full decade since the first generation of the reborn MINI Cooper has passed. Four years ago I made the fateful choice to sell my 2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport for a low mileage 2006 Cooper S. I haven’t looked back. It’s been a fantastic ownership experience and a car that suits my needs quite well. I choose a 2006 Cooper S because it was the final year for the Brasilian sourced Tritec supercharged engine. The first time I got behind the wheel of an R53 Cooper S I was hooked. The engine was punchy, had torque in every gear and, oh, that whine from the blower under the bonnet. In an age where a lot of newer cars seem to just blend together, this little car had serious character.
For the R53’s final year, MINI would introduce a special run of 2000 Cooper S models, with the John Cooper Works package labeled the “GP.” This was a very focused, track ready beast built in Italy by Bertone, sans rear seat with some other weight savings measures and a higher output motor. The sole color choice was Thunder Blue with red door mirror caps, carbon fiber rear wing and unique four-spoke alloys. This Cooper S JCW GP for sale in Miami has done just over 40,000 miles and is ready to tackle any curve you could throw at it.
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Model: Cooper S John Cooper Works GP
Engine: 1.6 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 40,720 mi
Price: Reserve auction
We are proud to offer this 2006 Mini Cooper GP #1156 of 2000 for sale. This Mini Cooper is a bit special, a road-going evolution of the Cooper S Challenge race cars. Called the GP it’s one of a limited run of 2000. Just 415 were US-bound. Our GP is #1156 out of 2000 with little over 40k miles. Motor is a supercharged 1.6 making 215bhp @ 6250rpm, 184lb ft @ 4600rpm, 6.5sec 0-62mph and top speed of 150mph. This is a 2 seat car, the back seat are factory deleted for weight and handling matters.
Condition is great. No issues. This car has always been maintained at a Mini dealer in Florida. No accidents at all. Car is beautiful and so much fun to drive. Financing is available for this car as well. If you want to know the reserve call me @ 786-708-0930. We can always work a Buy It Now deal with you.
We are a small classic car dealer in South Florida and have been doing great deals since 2006. We only buy and sell cars that we really like. Our service is very personal and we can gladly pick you up from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports if needed.
Car is sold as is. We encourage bidders to come and inspect the car. Buyer is responsible for transportation, but we can help with shipping arrangements. A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required through Paypal within 24 hours of auction ending. Balance should be completed within 7 calendar days of auction ending by wire transfer or cash in person. A $199 dealer fee will be added to the final bid. Financing is available to qualified buyers but must be pre-approved before auction ending (some fees may apply).
Of all the R53 Cooper S models, the GP is the one that is bringing the big bucks these days, even if it is slightly compromised in the practicality department. But that’s not really what this particular model is about. For the person that wants the ultimate in R53 performance or is looking for a very honed package to use on the occasional track day, this would be an excellent tool. Unmolested R53 GPs with low miles are pulling solidly in the $15,000 to $20,000. We saw a GP sell for $16,900 back in the summer of 2013. That one had twice the mileage as this example, so I’d expect this example to land somewhere closer to the $20,000 mark.