1st Gen For Sale 2006 MINI Cooper S JCW with only 28K miles!

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  1. bahawton

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    This car has been stored in a garage it’s whole life, has never been raced, or been in an accident so it’s still in perfect condition. Many GP parts, and so many other modifications that meet or exceed OEM build quality. This is one of the last supercharged cars built by John Cooper Works in June 2006 before the UK based garage closed the following month. I originally purchased it new for $40K and installed $15+K worth of parts (my labor was free) over the next 2 years. I have a 2” thick stack of receipts available for review. The car weighs 2,490 (W/O gas) and makes 224 WHP after being dyno tuned by RMW. Selling my baby for $19,500 to make room for new projects.

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    Please call, email, or text for more info since I’m advertising on several different platforms
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    Brett Hawton
    425-988-4408
    [email protected]

    Photos from the day it was delivered to the dealer and now:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/zDzu6MajyriU1AYr7

    Drivetrain Mods:
    RMW dyno tune to optimize the parts below
    Thermal dispersant coated JCW GP intercooler
    RMW street cam
    RMW 450cc injectors
    Ceramic coated RMW shorty header
    Factory crimp removed from JCW exhaust
    Alta 15% supercharger pulley (version 2.0)
    BSH oil catch can
    MiniMadness air filter.

    Suspension Mods:
    16x7 SSR Comp wheels with painted black spokes, polished lips, and custom Cooper logo center caps (matches horn button)
    Wheel stud conversion
    Lightweight Gorilla aluminum lug nuts
    225/50R16 Continental Extreme Contact DW tires
    TCE/Wilwood 12.19” front & 11.75” rear brakes
    TCE stainless steel brake lines
    Modified Koni FSD front struts to lower the car with more suspension travel
    Modified OEM rear upper spring mounts to lower the car with more suspension travel
    Front & rear Fat Cat Motorsports bump stop kits
    JCW springs
    JCW strut brace
    Hotchkiss 27.0 mm front & 25.5 mm rear tubular sway bars
    Powergrid adjustable sway bar end links
    OEM R56 aluminum rear control arms
    Modified OEM rear control arm brackets to center wheels in wheel wells
    SPC upper & lower rear camber arms
    Dinan front camber plates
    Filled-in voids on the OEM lower engine mount with silicone to limit engine movement

    Exterior Mods:
    JCW Aero Kit
    JCW GP underbody panels
    Body colored headlight rings
    Body colored upper grill surround
    Body colored M7 Ram Hood Scoop
    Converted OEM fog lights to function as both fog lights & turn signals
    Replaced amber side marker lenses with clear lenses using amber LED bulbs
    Filled-in wheel arch lights, upper grill, and turn signal/running lights on front bumper
    Filled-in wheel arch lights, replaced factory plug with extra reverse light, painted ducts black in rear bumper
    Trimmed rear wheel arches, wheel well liner, and rear bumper for tire clearance
    Painted chrome belt line black to match other trim
    Removed rear window wiper
    Removed all stickers/emblems except "Mini" emblems on the hood & over hole where rear wiper was removed
    Replaced the chrome gas cap with a body colored cover unit from base model Cooper
    Removed rear spoiler & filled in holes
    Bee Sting short rubber antenna
    Custom JCW logo side stripes

    Interior Mods:
    Replaced silver Harman Kardon speaker trim with standard anthracite trim
    Removed air bag warning stickers from sun visors
    Replaced passenger grab handle with UK model sun visor
    Replaced silver power mirror knob with black knob from UK model
    Redline leather e-brake boot
    OEM Chrome line accents
    Chrome door locks
    JCW sill plates
    GTS Classics Sebring seats with custom aluminum brackets for OEM seat tracks & heating option
    Moto-Lita steering wheel with custom hub adapter & custom Cooper logo horn button (matches wheel center caps)
    Steering wheel airbag & seat airbag sensors have been turned off with custom ECM coding
    Matching Moto-Lita steering wheel parts mounted to the empty round bump on rear hatch panel
    Custom carpeted hinged rear seat delete with storage and Moto-Lita door handle from early Cooper
    Leather wrapped A, B, and C panels (covers unused slits after removing rear seat belts)
    BMW OEM interior lights & tie-down rings used to fill-in holes on side panels after removing rear seat

    Factory Options:
    DSC/ASC/ABS/CBC/EBD
    "Seven" piano-black interior surfaces
    Heated mirrors
    Harman Kardon stereo W/Sirius satellite radio with lifetime subscription
    Alarm
    “Cockpit Chrono Package” gauges
    Automatic HID lights
    Automatic wipers
    Auto dimming rearview mirror
    Automatic air conditioning
    On-board computer
    Fog lights
    JCW engine upgrades with LSD
     
  2. Dave.0

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    Damn nice R53 with great pictures and documentation,
    but I don’t see the milage listed.

    EDIT: The milage is in the title , duh on me. 28,000 miles.

    $19,500 will be hard to get nowadays for a 13 year old car. Low mileage excellent original GP’s are in the Mid teens now.

    Good luck with the sale, of a great car. As they say there is an ass for every seat and you only need one to buy your car.
     
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  3. bahawton

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    Thanks Dave. Like you said, I'll either find a buyer who appreciates my extreme attention to detail and creative vision or I won't.
     
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    Wow very nice Mini!
     
  5. Goldsmithy

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    That is one nice MINI. Very tastefully done. Good luck with the sale. If I only had the money...but my MINI would get really jealous. :)
     
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    What’s the next project?
     
  7. wmwny

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    You already have TOO much money, Teddy! :Cigar::Devilish:
     
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    Great looking car! Good luck with the sale of a beautiful machine! :Thumbsup:
     
  9. bahawton

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    Something totally different- Building an "Adventure Van".
     
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    That is different and cool.
     
  11. bahawton

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    I just realized that I forgot to include a couple small details in the original spec sheet:

    • Replaced plastic lenses in gauges with glass
    • Factory applied Undercoating

    I also received a request for pictures of the motor, suspension, and underside of the car so more pictures have been added to the Google Photos album.
     
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    Gee, I was just planning on taking the money out of petty cash...:) :)
     
  14. wmwny

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    Teddy, you're the richest guy here [look at your name]. :Devilish: :Cigar:
     
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  15. bahawton

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    Cool- When are you going to pick it up? I need more room in my garage :Thumbsup:
     
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    Damn... I am REALLY partial to the 2006 Gen 1 MCS, since I have 2 already. However, age has caught up with my left knee and using the clutch is just too painful anymore, so My Gen 1s are automatics. Even so, that said, I'd be jumping on that car if only Father Time hadn't beaten me to the punch first.
     
  17. bahawton

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    I see 2 possible solutions:
    1.) Drive the car only 40 miles/week like me (and get some painkillers)
    2.) Hire a chauffeur (I hear the Stig is looking for work these days)
     
  18. wmwny

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    You think I'd let the Stig drive MY car? God forbid! I guess I could still drive a stick, but I really can't use a FOURTH MINI right now. Besides that, I only have a 2-lane driveway [2-dar garage] and one lane is always occupied by the 3rd MINI.

    Oh well...my heart still goes pitty-pat when I think of what might have been.
     
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    Jeff you just have to hire the right chauffeur. Sabine would be my choice. :)

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  20. wmwny

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    OMG...wooohooo! Thumpety thump thump! Wowza! Gimmie...GIMMIE!
     

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