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Get behind the wheel of the Mini Cooper Spi

The Mini is rightly regarded as an "all time great". A legend it it's own lifetime. While Sir Alec Issigonis and Dr. Alex Moulton must take the credit for the original Mini first released in 1959 it was John Cooper who later gave the car it's sporting creditionals and his name. Both two door, 4 seater, small family saloon and (4 times) Monte Carlo winning rally car; all from the same package. Quite remarkable and testament to the design, engineering and sporting genius of those three great men. Needless to say we are proud to be custodians of a classic Mini Cooper.

The Mini Cooper Spi was acquired from Cambridge Mini Works in February 2015. A single owner car originally sold in Ireland and now registered for the UK. The Spi Cooper is from the last year of production in 1996 just before the BMW engineered Mpi was introduced. Consequently you might say that it is the last 100% British iteration of the beloved Mini.

The car benefits from the very rare colour combination of charcoal black bodywork, white roof and bonnet stripes and includes some factory fitted options including full leather interior, colour coded 8 spoke alloys and walnut dashboard. For longevity, at the end of 2015 we had the car rustproofed and cavity waxed by our friends at Trickett Welding, Poole. Overall the car is in outstanding original condition and drives as if it were fresh out the showroom. 


Technical specification
Engine: 1275 cc 4 cylinder Spi
Transmission: FWD, 4 speed manual
Power: 63 bhp; Torq. 70 lb ft
Performance: 90 mph; 0-60 12 secs
Economy: 30 mpg

Note: power, performance and economy figures are estimates and cannot be relied upon. They are for illustration purposes only.

Pricing Policy
Evening From 6 p.m. to 9.00 pm, Monday to Thursday (May to October inclusive) £90
Day 24 hour period or same day £175
Weekend 48 hour period from Fri or Sat £315
Week 7 day period n/a
Extra Day 24 hour period £160
Track Day Five 20 minute track sessions (approx 60 laps depending on circuit) n/a

How do I book this car?

  • Send us a “Hiring Enquiry” about your chosen car via our “Contact” page and include as much information as possible about your requirements or enquire by telephone directly.

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