Morris Mini/Cooper S/Rover Mini: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Morris Mini/Cooper S/Rover Mini market review

This year marks the 60th birthday of the astonishing BMC Mini. Despite advancing years, 850 versions remain available and reasonably affordable.

Anyone wanting more performance than the 850cc engine can provide might prefer a basic Mini Cooper which sold here from 1963-66.

| Buyer's Guide: 1965-1971 Morris Cooper S

Despite being less common than the 1275cc Cooper S, these seem stuck below $25,000 and even scored the exact same average value as last year. Jump into a Cooper S with Bathurst 500 and British Touring Car credentials and the cost can surge past $50,000.

Some vendors are looking for $80,000 [and in Britain the ex-Ringo Starr Cooper S Hatchback made $180,000] however the market hasn’t reacted as yet to extreme pricing.

Recent imports bring a range of Rover-built Minis into play, with the late-1990s Cooper a decent choice at around $25K.

Mini 850 $20,550 [8] 

Cooper $22,665 [3]

Cooper S Mark 1/2 $52,745 [16] 

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

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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