Mini Celebrates 60 Years Of John Cooper With Special Edition

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This is the Mini Anniversary Edition.

When it comes to Mini and its range of offerings, there's quite a large selection. You have the Cooper Clubman, the Cooper Countryman, and the Cooper Hardtop, but within each of these products, there will often be special editions available too. Mini has a ton of them, with recent releases including the Cooper Oxford Edition and the Countryman Boardwalk Edition. However, as plentiful as these editions may be, the newest is particularly special. That's because it celebrates Mini's 60-year collaboration with the Cooper family. The special package is available on the regular Cooper, the Cooper S, and the John Cooper Works three-door models of the Mini Hardtop and is called the Mini Anniversary Edition.

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John Cooper, who died in 2000, began the partnership with Mini 60 years ago with the very first Mini Cooper being launched in September of 1961. Limited to just 740 units, this new model that celebrates Mr. Cooper's contributions to the Mini brand. But where does the reasoning for 740 units of this new offering come from? Well, 74 was the starting number that the Cooper wore on its very first successful track racing appearance. Early racing cars designed by John Cooper wore green paint with white accents, so the launch color for the Anniversary Edition is British Racing Green metallic, although Midnight Black metallic is also available. JCW models can also get Rebel Green paint, but all models get white accents for the roof, mirror caps, door handles, and headlight and taillight surrounds.

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You also get white hood stripes, a red accent line, a 74 graphic on the hood and doors, and Circuit Spoke two-tone 18-inch wheels. Additional Cooper decals and accents are fitted to the car too, and the cabin boasts a Dinamica/leather Carbon Black finish for the upholstery. The headliner is anthracite-colored and the trim accents are finished in Piano Black, while some brightness is seen in the stainless steel pedals. You also get a special plaque with John Cooper's signature, along with other Cooper family signatures elsewhere in the cabin. Pricing and release date haven't been announced yet, but expect to pay a little premium for this special model.

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