Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/8/20 10:26 a.m.

2004 Mini Cooper S - 1.6l Supercharged I4/6 speed manual

-97k miles

- I'm the second owner. A friend of mine ordered this car new and owned it until I bought it this year.

- This is a very fun street car or locally competitive autocross car. It completed 6 events this year with 2 drivers, and finished 3rd in the region in STX.

- New clutch at 90k miles

- One of my best friends and codriver is a professional mechanic with a lot of experience wrenching on Minis. When I bought the car in February, we completed the following repairs and replacements:

  • Water pump
  • Serpentine belt
  • Aluminum coolant overflow
  • Thermostat and gasket
  • Wiper blades
  • Hydraulic top right engine mount
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor and seal
  • Valve Cover Gasket
  • Spark Plug well seals
  • NGK Spark Plugs
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Right CV Axle
  • License Plate Mount
  • PRW Fluidgel Harmonic Balancer and new OEM bolt
  • Front main seal
  • Supercharger Intake Gasket
  • Supercharger oil change
  • Transmission fluid change
  • New taillight assemblies

There may be more that I'm forgetting. It was.... a lot. I bought this car to enjoy on the street and race on the weekends. It filled that role very well.  The original owner had a local race shop perform the first round of modifications within the past 10k miles. My codriver and I completed the rest this year. They are as follows:

  • NM Engineering adjustable rear swaybar
  • 17" Enkei Racing Prototype GTC01 wheels
  • 215/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71Rs
  • Adjustable front camber plates
  • Dorman upper and lower adjustable rear camber arms
  • Nolathane engine mount inserts
  • Koni coilover suspension front & rear
  • Autocross alignment redone in September after the addition of the rear camber arms
  • Removable Schroth harnesses
  • K&N Air Intake

What's it need? A headliner. It is drooping. I had the car professionally detailed in the spring, but there's some ghosting in the clearcoat that my detailer couldn't get out. Maybe you're better? I don't know. It didn't bother me and the car is presentable. There's also a hole worn in the driver's seat outer bolster.

The car is nicely optioned. Factory nav, heated seats, slicktop (for weight and reduced complexity), A/C (obviously), roof rack, Harman/Kardon sound system, windshield sunshade, and so on.

Everything works and there are no warning lights. I wanted to make sure the car was squared away, and it is for now. 

This car has been in KY since new and is totally rust-free.

Photos:

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
12/10/20 5:27 p.m.

A couple of questions, if I may.

Do the roof racks hook into the drip rail and come off readily? Does it leave a clean stock roof?

Do you have the stock springs if someone wanted to remove the coilovers?

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/10/20 5:30 p.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:

A couple of questions, if I may.

Do the roof racks hook into the drip rail and come off readily? Does it leave a clean stock roof?

Do you have the stock springs if someone wanted to remove the coilovers?

This version of the factory rack is attached to the roof via screws, so no. It does not have a clean roof, though this is a factory MINI part, so I guess 'stock' still applies. I have the factory tool and blanking plates that cover the holes in case the next owner wanted to remove it. I never did, other than when the car was detailed earlier this year.

I don't have any of the factory suspension parts.

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/10/20 5:43 p.m.

Sweet.

Makes me wish I had extra car $$ to play with right now.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
12/10/20 6:26 p.m.

In reply to Powar (Forum Supporter) :

So covers just like these, but without those stray screws?See the source image

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/11/20 9:22 a.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:

In reply to Powar (Forum Supporter) :

So covers just like these, but without those stray screws?

Yep! Here are the ones (and factory tool) from the glovebox of my car:

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/11/20 10:04 a.m.

Since I've been asked by two people so far: I reached out to the original owner of the car and asked about any accident history. He said the only thing in the car's history is a parking garage bump that resulted in a dent in the hatch. It was fixed via PDR and didn't break the clearcoat.

russ_mill
russ_mill Reader
12/12/20 2:34 p.m.

I absolutely love this but I don't think it's in the cards right now. 

 

Maybe I'll put my TL up for sale lol. I'm at my max for cars I allow myself to have!

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/14/20 10:14 a.m.

This ad has sparked some excellent conversations with fellow GRMers. Thanks to all that have reached out!

The car is still available.

I have a set of factory S wheels with good tires that I can throw in to sweeten the deal if desired.

Powar (Forum Supporter)
Powar (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/21/20 9:14 a.m.

Sold! Thanks for the interest, gents!

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