New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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An R50 that has been really well looked after is worth having - but there aren't many left.
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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2001 MINI HATCHBACK 1.6 Cooper Y Reg Pre Production Launch Test Show Car No:363:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133789889649 ... SwbW9fiK4-
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I have one identical in storage since 2010 , Y reg and huge spec , the VIN check revealed these early cars were 'dealer launch' cars . mine was registered on July 6th the day before official launch .must decide if I am keeping it or sell it . I have too many minis and MINIs :D
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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mab01uk wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:33 pm 2001 MINI HATCHBACK 1.6 Cooper Y Reg Pre Production Launch Test Show Car No:363:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133789889649 ... SwbW9fiK4-
I think that looks good value (how much classic Mini would you get for that) and I can’t see it dropping any more.

Incidentally, I’m off to Blyton on Friday for the R53 Owners Club trackday… these guys are just like us (except 30 years younger on average).
I’m being allowed to take my ‘66 Rally Car. I’m hoping to surprise them with how quick it is :lol:
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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Ed China
BMW Cooper S rally build car, to be honest found suprisingley good
https://youtu.be/owJfm4D459E
Mini sprint in back ground ?....no its just a roof chop.
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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Father and son ready to roll at Blyton :D
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:D father in the Classic, son in the "NEW" ?
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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I wasn't sure when the first R50 came out early 2001, but jumped on the bandwagon in 2003 with an R53. It's been great car all of these years much in the same spirit as the original Cooper S. I owned a Mk1 S when I purchased my Gen1 Cooper S. As long as the maintenance is kept up, it continues to supply lot's of driving joy. Currently my R53 is not being used as much due the a/c compressor going out and the clutch getting weak, but I'll resolve these issues soon.
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Re: New MINI Is 20 Years Old! Is It A Classic? (2001 Y-Reg R50 Cooper Driven)

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Well, I tried my best. My well sorted, almost 140hp 1966 Cooper S vs my son’s well sorted, almost 240hp 2006 Cooper S.
I lost.
I thought I was fast until my 19 year old son took me out in his car. He could brake later (much later) because he’s got huge brakes and take the sausage curbs in the chicanes because he has suspension travel. He could even brake hard before the steering was straight and get away with it.
That’s progress I guess.
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