16th April 2021

1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP 1275cc. Black. Only 32k. Original specification, very rare and ready to go.


We are very pleased to offer a rare low mileage 1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP. Finished in Black with a contrasting white roof and bonett stripes, this stunning Mini Cooper has covered only 32k in 31 years with only 4 previous owners, the last owner cared for it for 17 years and has spent most of Its life carefully stored and presereved. It was regisetered in August 1990 and supplied by Drivers Rover garage in Prestatyn and still has its original dealer stickers and number plates. It is accomapanied with the original service and handbooks and a raft of service receipts including every MOT certificate. RSP was a special department inside Rover and it stood for Rover Special Products. 1600 RSP Minis were produced as a pre production Mini Cooper, 1050 stayed in the UK in three colours and very few remain in this condition. They have many unique details that were only ever fitted to the RSP such as the sunroof, Minilte wheels with a unique stud pattern, embossed leather seats, colour coded arches and mirrors, unique spotlights, there are other details which I am happy to confirm this example has all of them and is correct and it even has a guide to identify itself! They have always been a very coveted edition as they are true carb Coopers.

On the road this Cooper is a real experience. It feels new and taught as such a low mileage example should. The 1275 engine is super smooth and free revving and the gearbox has a slick and precise change. RSP Minis were fitted with the MG Metro engine and they are known to perform like a good Cooper should. They also have an oil cooler. The perfomance will certainly surprise, this is a real drivers machine and very useable. We have just replaced its original Pirelli tyres with five new tyres so its new owner can get it out on the open road and enjoy this fantastic machine.

The interior is in its complete factory specification and shows no real sign of use. The seats, carpets and roof liner are all like new. The three clock binnacle with rev counter has green dials, the steering wheel is finished in red leather and the original Rover Cassete player is all present and correct and it also has the correct sunroof made by Tudor Webasto. The seats are the same pattern as the Mini 30, half leather with a Mini Cooper logo tab. Its just a pleasure to sit in this car!

As you can imagine, this RSP has a very well preserved body shell and its been a pleasure to work on. This is an unrestored example and it wears its vintage very well. It has vented sills, solid floor pans and boot floor and a new Heritage rear subframe. We have fully serviced it and checked it and it also has a full years MOT. This is a fantastic oppurtunity to acquire a real piece of Classic Mini Cooper history that will be happy to sit on display or making you smile out on the open road where it belongs.

Viewings are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul)

Further images and a walk round Video are also available including a live video chat and we also offer a delivery service.

Finance is available, helping you to spread the cost of your Classic, the easy to use link is on this website.

We are constantly preparing Classic Minis for sale so please get in touch with your requirments as we are always happy to help.




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