My new Mini


Here it is, my shiny new Mini. Well, it’s not exactly new - it’s a June 2004 model, but it’s done just 15,000 miles (and just 5,000 of those with the Works kit) and is absolutely immaculate and drives like a brand new car :D

It’s just pre-facelift, so it’s got (in my view) the best combination of the pre- and post-facelift specification - it’s still got a roof clock, but has the updated onboard computer, etc.


  • Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works Tuning Kit, 210 bhp :mrgreen:
  • Liquid Yellow, black roof and mirrors
  • Chili Pack - usual Cooper S goodies of air con, half leather, three spoke steering wheel, Xenon headlights, etc
  • 17″ S-spoke alloys - to be replaced by my R99s, probably refurbished in black or anthracite
  • Works front brakes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • BOOST Mini Disc player - to be replaced by 2005 BOOST CD Player
  • 6 CD Changer - to be replaced by ice>Link Plus iPod kit
  • Harman Kardon upgraded stereo system
  • Clear rear light clusters - to be replaced by original red/orange clusters


Apart from the bits I’ve said will be replaced in the list above, I’ll probably also fit a facelift smooth chrome grille surround, and the under-dash storage tray. Longer term I might look at painting the dash in piano black (perhaps with yellow uprights) and acquiring a set of facelift xenon headlights.

But for now, I’m happy to drive it and enjoy the wailing supercharger 8)

5 comments to “My new Mini”

  1. Comment by vic:

    okay it is beautiful but its still not a Landie!!!

  2. Comment by Jacki C:

    <p>Hi martin, I am the proud owner of a liquid yellow cooper convertible. I took possession on Sat pm &amp; love him to bits. I have been looking at you site &amp; thanks for the paint codes as I want to keep some by in case of the odd scratch. Could you tell me whether my 2005 mini is 1st or 2nd generation??? Thanks</p>

  3. Comment by Martin:

    Hi Jacki - your Mini will be a 1st Generation as the 2nd Generation convertible is not due out until next year at the earliest.

    The paint code for your LY Cooper is 902 :)

  4. Comment by RB:

    I’m a yank living in California. I have had 2 MINIs both “S’”. ‘02 PS/BLK and ‘04 CR/BLK. So what is a “Landie”?

  5. Comment by james p:

    hey martin i currently drive a silver/black mini cooper chilli. i am wondering if you wanted to sell your new/old silver light clusters as i think they would look great on my silver car, email me about it thanks.

    also love the website :)

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