staysus
staysus New Reader
8/31/23 3:29 p.m.

2006 Mini Cooper S 6 speed - 65k miles.
Options: 

  • Black panther english leather interior
  • Slicktop
  • Harmon Kardon speakers
  • 2 keys
  • Factory car cover

Recent Maintenance 

  • New top and bottom motor mounts 
  • Coolant flush
  • New pads, rotors, and brake fluid
  • Oil change 

Bought it from the original owner who ordered it for his wife back in 2006. Totally unmodded, Cali car its whole life. In excellent shape overall, with a few scuffs on the rear bumper, some minor paint fade on the rear hatch, and some nicks on the rims. Car looks great as is, a nice detail would take it over the top. Drives unbelievably well, and hyper blue makes any car go faster! Car does not look or feel like a 65k mile car at all. Sad to sell it but just bought a more practical car and can’t justify keeping this guy right now. Asking $12,000.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/31/23 3:50 p.m.

Nice looking car.  One question - what the non-MFSW swapped later?  I've never seen a 2005+ MINI without a MFSW.

staysus
staysus New Reader
8/31/23 5:06 p.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

I think the MFSW was an option, but I haven't looked at enough r53's to know for sure. The guy I bought it from ordered it specifically to be a true 'stripper spec' car, I doubt he retrofitted the basic wheel after the fact.  He wanted the LSD too, but it was on backorder at the time and he didn't want to wait longer for delivery. I bought the car originally because it's such an oddball, but tasteful, build that I've never seen before. 

The VIN is WMWRE33546TN27223 if you want to check out the build sheet. 

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