Mini 2002-2010 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Mini 2002-2010

BMW bought the Mini name but none of the original car’s character or entrenched buyer base.

Demand for BMW Minis on the used market took time to develop and retained values were pretty dire, however popularity is improving. Cheapest are early Cooper sedans, with just 85kW from 1.6 litres and which in tidy condition cost $6000-8000. Open-top Cabriolets are slightly more.

Performance came to Miniland in 2003 via the supercharged Cooper S and later John Cooper Works turbo cars which had 155kW. The Cooper S generally costs less than $15,000 but JCWs are scarce and able to top $20,000.

Cooper/Cooper Chilli 2002-06 $7695 [27]

Cooper S R50/R53 $11,200 [15]

Cooper S R56 2008-10 $15,310 [16]

Cooper Cabrio 2005-09 $13,085 [17]

Cooper S JCW 2006-10 $16,315 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.


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From Unique Cars #456, Aug 2021


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