1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP

Lot: 409

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Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1990 Rover Mini Cooper RSP manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Low mileage example of the Rover Special Project Mini...


  • The RSP was developed in 1990 to reintroduce the Cooper to the Mini range
  • Based on a Mini 30 with a 1275 Metro engine and finished in black with a white roof
  • Number 597 of 1050 RSPs built and has covered a warranted 31,376 miles from new
  • Previously owned by Malcolm Mannings of the Mini Cooper Club. One of his 20 most collectable Minis
  • Bodywork restored when purchased three years ago as a project by our vendor
  • Engine and gearbox rebuilt by Anderson Racing Engines in 2019 and has only covered 100 miles since 

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 17th and 26th June. Please contact Nick Bicknell 07957 279000 to secure your appointment.  

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Lot Details

Registration: H272 CTT RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1990 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Rover Odometer reading (miles): 31376
Model: Mini Cooper RSP MOT expiry: 2020-10-03
Warranted: No Chassis number: SAXXNNANBAD010597

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Laminated windscreen, Locking fuel filler cap, Body-colour twin door mirrors, Cooper side and rear decals, Coachline, Chrome bumpers, door handles and grille, Mini Cooper bonnet badge.
Body colour wheelarch extensions and sill finisher, Sports-style tailpipe, 'John Cooper' bonnet stripes, Glass sunroof, Duotone paint schemes.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
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Full width front parcel shelf with trimmed and padded rails (colour keyed). Rake-adjusting front seat squabs. Upholstered front seat head restraints. Anti-dazzle rear view mirror.
Twin sun visors with passenger's vanity mirror, Colour keyed front seat belts, 3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with Cooper badge, Fascia mounted ashtray, 
Cut pile carpet, Lightning and leather seat facings with sewn in Cooper badge, Lightning trimmed door and quarter casings with Claret Mylar strip, Tinted glass. Opening rear quarter windows.
Handbrake grip. Gear lever gaiter, Twin door bins, Rear companion boxes.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine and gearbox rebuilt by Anderson Racing Engines.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
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Servo-assisted, dual line hydraulic system, discs front, drums rear. Suspension All independent, rubber cone springs, telescopic dampers.



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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history