Mini has revealed a new special edition of the MINI 3-door hatchback in the international market. The new special edition Mini 3-door is the MINI Anniversary Edition. The Mini Anniversary Edition will be limited to three-door Mini Cooper, Cooper S and the Mini John Cooper Works. The brand will produce only 740 units of the Anniversary Edition worldwide.
John Cooper was born 98 years ago on 17th July, and 60 years ago laid the foundation to the classic Mini through racing victory. Cooper was not only famous for the successes in Formula 1 but also a traditional sporting spirit. The Mini Cooper made its debut in September 1961, and the collaboration between the Mini and Cooper family still exists today. The Mini Anniversary Edition pays tribute to John Cooper, who passed away in 2000.
Mini Anniversary Edition – Colour Theme
The Mini Anniversary Edition comes with a British Racing Green metallic exterior colour derived from early racing cars designed by John Cooper. Optionally the vehicle is also available in Midnight Black metallic variant for all trims. In addition to this, the Mini John Cooper Works is also available in the Rebel Green body colour. All the paint finishes come with a white-painted roof, headlights and tail lights surround, door handles and exterior mirror caps. The exterior trim on the Anniversary Edition also features Piano Black high gloss.
Mini Anniversary Edition – Design Highlights
The exterior features on the Mini Anniversary Edition include white bonnet stripes and red accent lines. The Mini Anniversary Edition also comes with number 74 on the bonnet and doors of the edition vehicles. The number 74 is reminiscent of the classic Mini Cooper that won its first class on the racetrack, starting Mini’s racing career.
Mini Anniversary Edition – Top Features
The Mini Anniversary Edition comes with model exclusive features such as the “COOPER” name logo on the door sill trims, C-pillar, side scuttles, and centre spoke of the Nappa sports leather steering wheel. The special edition car also comes with 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in Circuit Spoke 2-tone design. On the inside of the door, the car gets an emblem with John Cooper’s signature.
The Anniversary Edition also comes with “1 of 740” handwritten numbering. The car also features the words “60 YEARS OF MINI COOPER – THE UNEXPECTED UNDERDOG”. On the inside, the car gets John Cooper Works sports seats, a red ring from the original John Cooper logo on the luggage compartment lid and signatures of John, Mike and Charlie Cooper. The Mini Anniversary Edition also comes with retrofit options from the Original MINI Accessories range.