The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 235 Registration: 72 GT Chassis No.: WMWMF92020TL08610 Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000 Specialist: Harry Whale Telephone No: 07919 887374 Lot 713 2010 Mini Cooper S Works World Championship 50 #022 - 32 Miles With just 32 miles on the odometer, this is possibly the lowest-mileage Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 (WC50) offered to market, a true collector’s example The World Championship 50 (WC50) was a special edition of the British icon, commissioned to commemorate the back-to-back Formula One success of the Cooper Cars racing team in the 1959/60 Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships. It’s one of the rarest Minis ever built, with this car being number 22 of just 250 examples produced worldwide (100 for the UK). Under the bonnet sits a twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6-litre engine producing a remarkable 211bhp, coupled to a slick, six-speed manual gearbox. John Cooper’s son, John Michael Cooper, came up with the idea for the JCW World Championship 50 edition. It was his suggestion to apply the original Cooper Racing Team colours of Connaught Green for the body and Pepper White for the roof and bonnet stripes, where his signature marks his involvement in the project – in addition to his signature on the dashboard. The exterior features a full JCW aerodynamic kit consisting of front splitter, front brake ducts, aero bumper with front fog lights, aero grille with black surround, vented side skirts, rear aero bumper and spoiler. The chrome JCW twin exhaust provides the characterful low-level burble, with increased resonance when in Sport mode, giving the car a more dynamic persona with enhanced throttle and steering response. It’s adorned with a carbon bonnet scoop, carbon mirrors, carbon boot handle and a carbon exhaust diffuser surround, as well as heated front and rear screens, and heated mirrors. Bi-xenon headlights with black interior reflectors are accompanied by genuine MINI spotlights in black. Dynamic Traction Control and the Electronic Differential Lock Control system are fitted as standard, enabling a switchable setting driving experience to unlock a more dynamic character when accelerating out of tighter corners. Moving inside, with keyless-entry and start, the cabin is trimmed in Carbon Black leather upholstery with Rooster Red accents and stitching. The interior is race-inspired with a carbon-fibre dashboard, JCW carbon door grips, John Cooper signature plaque, and chrome pedals. #22 is also fitted with a 6-disc CD changer, auto AC, integrated SatNav and a Harman Kardon Hi-Fi system. The cars production number (22) is shown on the chrome side scuttle panels along with JCW badges on the front and rear. Delivered new to BMW Dick Lovett Bristol and registered on the 5th January 2010, Number 22 has remained with the current keeper within their private Collection ever since. Naturally, it’s accompanied by the dealer book pack, owners’ manual, and guides etc. exactly as it left the showroom. This special edition combines rarity, performance and historical significance, and may well turn out to be a worthwhile investment. Please Note that the registration number shown in our images - 72 GT - does not form part of the sale. At only 32 miles from new, #22 is possibly the lowest-mileage JCWWorld Championship 50 on the market, a true collector’s example. More Details Lot 713 Bid On Lot 713