13th January 2021

1990 Rover Checkmate. Limited Edition. 1000cc. Only 68k. Service folder. Getting rare. Ready to go.


We are very pleased to offer a 1990 Rover Mini Checkmate. These fantastic limited edition Minis are now becoming quite rare and they have always been one of my favourites especially in black. They offer the looks of a Cooper with lower insurance and were built by Rover as a pre-cursor to re introducing the Mini Cooper, therefore they have the familar white roof, Minilite wheels and Cooper trim. They were an instant sales success and paved the way for Rover to re introduce the Mini Cooper. Only 2500 were made in three colours, black being the rarest. This Checkmate has only covered 68k in 31 years and is accompanied with a detailed service history folder which goes back many years and points to a cared for life.

On the road this is a very willing Mini to drive. The 998 engine is very smooth and it delivers impressive power, it has a stage one kit fitted and a Maniflow side exit exhaust so the sound is fantastic, a subtle Cooper burble. The gearbox is smooth and precise and this Mini is happy on fast roads and the twisty stuff. We have also just fitted four new tyres and this model also has servo operated disc brakes offering a very useable package.

The interior has been preserved well with its original Cooper style seats, and three clock dash including a rev counter. We have just fitted a new black fabric roof liner and it also has a JVC CD/AUX/Blutetooth stereo with some wonderful eighties shelf mounted speakers.

This Checkmate has a solid shell with solid floors and boot and the correct vented sills. The paintwork is very well presented and this Mini gets lots of admiring glances as original looking Checkmates like this are seldom seen and it is a good looking Mini. It only has the odd minor blemish but it really does belie its vintage and it will make its new owner very proud.

We have fully serviced, checked and tuned this little gem and it has a long no advisory MOT so its ready to be driven and enjoyed.

Viewings are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul) A walk round Video is also available and live Video calls on request.

A delivery service is also available.

We are constantly preparing Classic Minis for sale so pease get in touch with you requierments as we are always happy to help.



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