26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 47

1994 Rover Mini Cooper Monte Carlo
1 of just 200 Monte Carlo examples produced

Sold for £12,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: M689 ENL
Chassis No: SAXXNNAYCBD093579
MOT: December 2023

  • 1 of just 200 Monte Carlo limited editions, commemorating the successes of the Mini Cooper in the Monte Carlo Rally
  • Home-market example being supplied new via Mill Garages Rover Centre
  • Only c.58,200 miles from new
  • Offered with a history file including the original book pack

In 1994, three decades after an invincible little British car and a legendary driver had defeated hordes of larger and more powerful rivals to win the gruelling Monte Carlo Rally, a new version of the Cooper and the original Paddy Hopkirk returned to seek class honours in the 1994 running of the event. Clad in the same livery as its famous predecessor and sporting the same start number, the Mini Cooper powered confidently into the arduous six-day event cheered on by excited French supporters who took Number 37, 'Le Mini Anglaise', to their hearts. After thirty years, the Cooper's legendary ability still shone against the might of formidable opposition and Paddy and Number 37 were applauded wherever they went.

The Mini Cooper 'Monte Carlo' was a limited-edition of 200 cars built in early 1994 to celebrate Paddy's return to Monaco and was based upon the Mini Cooper 1.3i. The 'Monte Carlo' was given two special exterior colours (Flame Red and Black only), special badges, a special Red and Cream interior with Monte Carlo specific details, four auxiliary lamps at the front, and 12-inch Minilite-style alloy wheels. Under the bonnet was the standard, single-point fuel-injected 1275cc, 63bhp A-Series engine linked to the normal four-speed gearbox. Four auxiliary lamps dominated the front of the car, while the body-coloured wheel-arch extensions deceived the eye and made the car look that little bit wider than it was.

‘M689 ENL’ is one of just 60 of the Monte Carlo limited editions to be finished in Black and was supplied new via Mill Garages Rover Centre of West Bolden, Tyne and Wear. Pressed into service during its early life, the accompanying service book and MOTs illustrate that the Mini covered some 40,000 miles by January 2001. Acquired by the vendor in 2016 from a friend in the Mini club (who had owned the car since 2011), the Mini has been cosseted by the vendor ever since. Only 500 miles have been covered while in the vendors custodianship, and during dry weather, with the odometer now showing just 58,200 miles from new. Following rusting on the scuttle panel, the vendor decided to provide the Cooper with whole front-end refresh (to negate the chasing of rust), with new wings, scuttle, A-panel, and grill surround all provided, and the renewed panel work professionally repainted.

Accompanied to sale by a history file that contains the original book pack pleasingly presented in the Rover wallet, in which includes the owner’s handbook and stamped service book. The latter illustrates twelve services, with almost all from Rover main agents and Mini centres. The file further comprises additional invoices for servicing and work completed, fifteen MOTs certificates including a no advisory certificate until December 2023, and a current V5C document. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-presented example of the limited-production Monte Carlo edition, with low mileage from new.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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