GP Talk (2006) Discussion of the limited edition, MINI Cooper S (R53)-based, John Cooper Works GP.

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Old 04-04-2019, 01:53 PM
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I picked her up today. I asked them not to put the rear bumper on - I'm going to have the hood redone in 2 weeks and I'll have them do the rear bumper cover too. Why do things half-assed at this point?

One good thing - the owner said there was only one other GP in town and told me who owns it. Said it was mechanically sound (A BMW/Mini shop owner had it) but really in much worse shape than mine. I told him this was that one - I replaced the headliner, window tints, a bunch of interior parts, spent hours polishing out the paint. Good to know I brought it back from where it was...

Anyway, $2500 later, new bumper cover, new radiator core support, new fan shroud, new splash guard, new clips around the side skirts, new A/C evaporator, a recharge, new spoiler, spoiler ends, amazing paint work and here she is. I didn't realize how poorly fitted the old parts actually were! And the silver brake ducts look great. Yes, those are bug guts on it already.


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Old 04-05-2019, 07:04 AM
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Lookin' good!

That GP is lucky to have found such a meticulous owner.

"...that you brought it back from where it was..."


Must be a wonderful feeling to see it restored to full glory.

Congrats on a job well done.
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