MINI COOPER SPORT 500 (2000)

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THE MINI AT 60 -

WHY IT’S SPE­CIAL The 500 last cars made hold a spe­cial place in col­lec­tor’s hearts, even if they aren’t the most dy­nam­i­cally sat­is­fy­ing

Col­lec­tors al­ways clam­our af­ter the first and last of things, but at least with the Mini, the last cars are ac­tu­ally unique. These fi­nal 500 cars all fea­ture a dash­board plaque that notes their

ex­act po­si­tion on the last days of Mini pro­duc­tion. De­spite the name, the Sports Pack of 1996-on ac­tu­ally made the cars worse to drive, with a harsh ride and re­duced turn­ing cir­cle, but that’s not the ap­peal of these 500s – it’s all about own­ing your own piece of Mini his­tory. Items that orig­i­nally came with the car, such as the Mini-branded shoul­der bag, should re­ally be with the car if you’re look­ing for the true col­lec­tor’s ex­am­ple.

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