Morris Mini/Cooper S/Rover Mini - 2018 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Morris Mini/Cooper S/Rover Mini

Morris Mini/Cooper S/Rover Mini - 2018 Market Review
Morris Mini Cooper S rally

Looking overseas at surging Mini Cooper prices still didn’t prepare us in Australia for a sudden leap in money being generated by the mightiest Mini.

UK cars with rally history have been selling for prodigious money and taking road versions with them but not until an excellent 998 Cooper sold locally for $45,000 and a Mark 1 Cooper S was offered at $80,000 was it obvious the trend had spread.

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The Mini 850 which came here in 1961 survives in remarkable numbers and that is helping keep a lid on prices.

One Mini that is scarce though and worth up to $30,000 is an original 10-inch wheel Moke.

Later Rover-badged cars aren’t as yet collectible but the pedigree is certainly in their favour.

Mini 850 $17,780 [13]

Cooper $22,665 [3]

Cooper S Mark 1/2 $40,245 [10]

Rover Mini 1989-99 $24,445 [10]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.

 

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