To celebrate the end of an era this Mini Cooper Sport Special Edition was initially registered in December 2000 to a discerning German customer who, following a mere 500 kilometers, laid it down like a good bottle of red wine. Unfortunately, the result was not quite the same, as the proverbial ‘cellar’ used was subjected to the outside elements for almost a decade. Eventually used some ten years later to get to its current kilometers (still not that much) it clearly did not receive the care it perhaps deserved. Rescued, one could argue, by a well-known previous Rover/Mini dealer, it was subjected to a frame-off, nut and bolt three year restoration, culminating in the sweet little number we see today. Many parts were renewed with those that are no longer available, carefully refurbished to the highest standard.