2007 MINI Cooper S JCW GP
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A rare MINI John Cooper Works GP with just 23k miles from new.
The hottest of the first generation BMW MINIs and the rarest, the JCW GP was a limited to 2000 cars, hand finished by Bertone in Italy, with around 450 coming to the UK.
Mechanically, power was tweaked up to 215bhp with better cooling capacity and a more aggressive chassis, while weight saving was achieved by deleting various parts, most notably the rear seats where a brace takes their place. Heavily bolstered Recaro seats hold the driver in place up front.
The exterior featured a dramatic aerodynamic aids, unique wheels and was only available in one colour; Thunder Grey.
The result was an extremely fast and boisterous hot hatch that was huge fun to drive.
This example was first registered in Japan in early 2007, where it remained until it was imported into the UK in this year. In the kind, salt-free climate of Japan is has covered just 38,211 km, or 23,743 miles, backed up by a full service history.
All original books and manuals come with the car and two keys.
Absolutely immaculate condition inside and out. The underside is like new and it drives perfectly.
These original GPs are certainly a modern classic; Bertone built, low production run and the most hardcore, track focused of the performance MINIs. A rare opportunity to acquire a very low mileage example.