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AUSTIN MINI COOPER: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £18,550  •  Highest Price: £47,040  •  Lowest Price: £4,162  •  Sell-Through Rate: 77%

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Austin Mini Cooper

Source: Bonhams

How much is a Mini Cooper worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Mini Cooper's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £18,550 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 60% of collector cars across our database.

As Austin's go, a Mini Cooper is on the higher end relative to other Austin models. In fact this model is £10,611 above the median Austin price of £7,939.

What is the maximum to pay for a Mini Cooper?

Across the 88 Mini Cooper's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £47,040. It was sold by Historics in the UK on 12 Mar 2022.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Mini Cooper?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £4,162. H&H Auctioneers sold the car at auction in the UK on 28 Jul 2004.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £4,940, Charterhouse sold this car in the UK on 12 Oct 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Austin produced this model between 1961 and 2001.

Austin was a British car brand founded in 1905 and became one of the country's largest car manufacturers. It produced many popular models such as the Seven, Mini, and Princess, and was eventually merged into the British Leyland group in 1968. The brand was phased out in the 1980s.

How common is a Mini Cooper?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 1,199 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 546 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 114 to be precise. It's among the 8% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 114 times the model has gone to auction 88 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 77% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

How does the Mini Cooper compare to other cars?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the Mini Cooper, it scores a 56 out of 100 - that places it in the bottom 40 - 50% of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

Styling: 6/10

Cool Factor: 5/10

Practicality: 6/10

Handling: 7/10

Speed: 4/10

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Mini Cooper, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 114 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Mini Cooper since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Mini Cooper please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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