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The Mini Cooper already blurs the line between a premium sports car and a versatile hatchback. But just to make sure that a select few would always be on the sporty side, there was an official upgrade by John Cooper Works. This well-preserved, loaded, and low-mileage 2003 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works represents the beginning of that new era on Mini motoring.
America was introduced to the John Cooper Works package in 2003, and so while the JCW Mini is a well-known ultra-hot hatch today, you're looking at one of the rarer early adaptors. But before we dive into how this nimble sports machine got even zestier, take a moment to appreciate the preservation of the full package. The Electric Blue Metallic paint appears to be the original factory finish. It retains a nice shine, and the brightness goes will with the white roof and sport mirrors. The whole car fits together nicely, which is both a testament to a vehicle that was engineered under BMW and an example that has only averaged about 1,600 miles annually.
The black leather interior with blue accenting is both premium and stylish. So while you have hatchback versatility, this is no economy car. You slip behind a grippy three-spoke factory wheel on a tilt column, and ahead of you is a large tach in this driver-focused machine. In the center is the large speedometer reminiscent of the original Austin Mini. Below that is your AM/FM/CD stereo and air conditioning controls. Plus, the power windows, power locks, and other modern luxuries are on cool toggle switches. And that large power sunroof is great to add an extra sunny displacement to this already cheery Mini. You even get the safety convenience of front airbags, side airbags, and ABS. This is truly a thoughtful mix of retro touches with modern luxury.
The reason why this one got treated so extra special all has to do with the motor. The John Cooper Works upgrade was only available to the already hot S-package cars. It comes in an individually numbered kit that includes upgraded Eaton supercharger, pulley, cylinder head, engine management, and free flowing exhaust. It gives the 1.6-liter motor a 23% boost to an even 200 horsepower. That's a ton of power for this lightweight rocket ship, and you have full control of it all with this six-speed manual transmission. The fully independent suspension, grippy tires, and four-wheel disc brakes make sure this retro car lives to the sporting heritage that made original Mini Cooper giant killers on the racetracks and rally circuit. But when you're just looking for a daily driver, features like power steering and cruise control makes this a fine long-distance machine.
Complete with owner's manual, no matter if you're looking for an affordable future classic or something cool to keep the miles off of your vintage ride, this irresistible price means you need to hurry up and grab this deal. Call today!!!
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