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MINI COOPER S: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £9,288  •  Highest Price: £143,750  •  Lowest Price: £1,410  •  Sell-Through Rate: 87%

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Mini Cooper S

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How much is a Cooper S worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Cooper S's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £9,288 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 10 - 20% of collector cars across our database.

As Mini's go, a Cooper S is on the lower end relative to other Mini models. In fact this model is £1,821 below the median Mini price of £11,109.

What is the maximum to pay for a Cooper S?

Across the 296 Cooper S's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £143,750. It was sold by Bonhams in the UK on 16 Apr 2023.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Cooper S?

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £1,410, Anglia Car Auctions sold this car in the UK on 12 Jun 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Mini produced this model between 1961 and 2021.

Mini is an iconic British car brand that has been around since 1959. It was originally designed by Alec Issigonis and became an instant classic for its small size and innovative design. It was also the first car to feature a front wheel drive layout. Over the years, the Mini has been produced in many different forms, including the classic Mini, the Mini Cooper, the Mini Countryman and the Mini Clubman. It has become a beloved British icon and is still popular today.

How common is a Cooper S?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 176,113 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 11,800 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, 342 to be precise. It's among the 2% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 342 times the model has gone to auction 296 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 87% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

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 the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

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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 Cooper S, 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 342 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 Cooper S 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 Cooper S 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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