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Old 03-07-2019, 03:01 PM
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2006 MINI Cooper S JCW with only 28K miles!

Year: 2006
Make: MINI
Model: Hardtop
Price: $19500
Mileage: 28000
Color: Chili Red
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): NorthWest



This car has been stored in a garage it’s whole life, has never been raced, or been in an accident so it’s still in perfect condition. Many GP parts, and so many other modifications that meet or exceed OEM build quality. This is one of the last supercharged cars built by John Cooper Works in June 2006 before the UK based garage closed the following month. I originally purchased it new for $40K and installed $15+K worth of parts (my labor was free) over the next 2 years. I have a 2” thick stack of receipts available for review. The car weighs 2,490 (W/O gas) and makes 224 WHP after being dyno tuned by RMW. Selling my baby for $19,500 to make room for new projects.

Please call, email, or text for more info since I’m advertising on several different platforms.
Brett Hawton
425-988-4408
[email protected]

Photos from the day it was delivered to the dealer and now:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zDzu6MajyriU1AYr7

Drivetrain Mods:
RMW dyno tune to optimize the parts below
Thermal dispersant coated JCW GP intercooler
RMW street cam
RMW 450cc injectors
Ceramic coated RMW shorty header
Factory crimp removed from JCW exhaust
Alta 15% supercharger pulley (version 2.0)
BSH oil catch can
MiniMadness air filter.

Suspension Mods:
16x7 SSR Comp wheels with painted black spokes, polished lips, and custom Cooper logo center caps (matches horn button)
Wheel stud conversion
Lightweight Gorilla aluminum lug nuts
225/50R16 Continental Extreme Contact DW tires
TCE/Wilwood 12.19” front & 11.75” rear brakes
TCE stainless steel brake lines
Modified Koni FSD front struts to lower the car with more suspension travel
Modified OEM rear upper spring mounts to lower the car with more suspension travel
Front & rear Fat Cat Motorsports bump stop kits
JCW springs
JCW strut brace
Hotchkiss 27.0 mm front & 25.5 mm rear tubular sway bars
Powergrid adjustable sway bar end links
OEM R56 aluminum rear control arms
Modified OEM rear control arm brackets to center wheels in wheel wells
SPC upper & lower rear camber arms
Dinan front camber plates
Filled-in voids on the OEM lower engine mount with silicone to limit engine movement

Exterior Mods:
JCW Aero Kit
JCW GP underbody panels
Body colored headlight rings
Body colored upper grill surround
Body colored M7 Ram Hood Scoop
Converted OEM fog lights to function as both fog lights & turn signals
Replaced amber side marker lenses with clear lenses using amber LED bulbs
Filled-in wheel arch lights, upper grill, and turn signal/running lights on front bumper
Filled-in wheel arch lights, replaced factory plug with extra reverse light, painted ducts black in rear bumper
Trimmed rear wheel arches, wheel well liner, and rear bumper for tire clearance
Painted chrome belt line black to match other trim
Removed rear window wiper
Removed all stickers/emblems except "Mini" emblems on the hood & over hole where rear wiper was removed
Replaced the chrome gas cap with a body colored cover unit from base model Cooper
Removed rear spoiler & filled in holes
Bee Sting short rubber antenna
Custom JCW logo side stripes

Interior Mods:
Replaced silver Harman Kardon speaker trim with standard anthracite trim
Removed air bag warning stickers from sun visors
Replaced passenger grab handle with UK model sun visor
Replaced silver power mirror **** with black **** from UK model
Redline leather e-brake boot
OEM Chrome line accents
Chrome door locks
JCW sill plates
GTS Classics Sebring seats with custom aluminum brackets for OEM seat tracks & heating option
Moto-Lita steering wheel with custom hub adapter & custom Cooper logo horn button (matches wheel center caps)
Steering wheel airbag & seat airbag sensors have been turned off with custom ECM coding
Matching Moto-Lita steering wheel parts mounted to the empty round bump on rear hatch panel
Custom carpeted hinged rear seat delete with storage and Moto-Lita door handle from early Cooper
Leather wrapped A, B, and C panels (covers unused slits after removing rear seat belts)
BMW OEM interior lights & tie-down rings used to fill-in holes on side panels after removing rear seat

Factory Options:
DSC/ASC/ABS/CBC/EBD
"Seven" piano-black interior surfaces
Heated mirrors
Harman Kardon stereo W/Sirius satellite radio with lifetime subscription
Alarm
“Cockpit Chrono Package” gauges
Automatic HID lights
Automatic wipers
Auto dimming rearview mirror
Automatic air conditioning
On-board computer
Fog lights
JCW engine upgrades with LSD
 
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JAWDROPPER!!!!!!

Absolutely stunning.

Red with body color slicktop too damn cool.

Love your design choices, like the lower grill delete, looks great.

The GTS seats look awesome and I dig the retro vibe. I was considering something similar with the Corbeau GT4 seat.
And in combination with the Moto-Lita wheel, the cabin presence is on point.
 
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Beautiful car, good luck with the sale.

One minor correction, though - they made factory R53 JCW cars as late as November 2006. Mine was built 11/11/06 and is supposedly one of the last 50 cars made.
 
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Checked for spare change between the couch cushions under it and behind it not enough " spare change" too buy it.This Mini looks awesome so I take my spare change and buy some lottery tickets. l This is one of the best modded Mini,s I have seen in a long time. Love it tasteful done. GLWTS.
 
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Beautiful car, good luck with the sale.

One minor correction, though - they made factory R53 JCW cars as late as November 2006. Mine was built 11/11/06 and is supposedly one of the last 50 cars made.
Interesting- I wonder how they did it after Cooper closed his garage in July?
 
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Would you mind me pestering you about those seats?

That style of seat is on my bucket list and I was stoked to see someone thought they were cool too!

How long have you had them installed?

I would love to hear your general impressions of them as far as fit and comfort go.
 
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They look great in your car.

Appear to be a good fit too.
 
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Originally Posted by Oldboy Speedwell View Post
Would you mind me pestering you about those seats?

That style of seat is on my bucket list and I was stoked to see someone thought they were cool too!

How long have you had them installed?

I would love to hear your general impressions of them as far as fit and comfort go.
I had to send them back to be cut down to make them fit (doors wouldn't shut the first time) and then I had to make 8 brackets (4 for each seat) from 1/4" thick aluminum z-bar and 2 seat belt brackets from 1/4" aluminum with a subtle bend to splay out the seat belt attachment to follow the curve of the bottom of the seat. This allowed me to retain the factory seat belt with pre-tensioning feature and bolt the seats to the OEM seat tracks for adjustment. All the generic race seat plates don't allow theses seats' webbing to act like suspension plus there's not enough room between the exhaust tunnel and the seat for seat belt mounts unless you do what I did. It was a huge pain in the *** that took 3 months of trying different solutions but I eventually won : )
 
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They look great in your car.

Appear to be a good fit too.
Thank you. This forum doesn't support 360 pictures but you were able to scroll around the picture in my Google Photos album- Right?
 
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Originally Posted by bahawton View Post
I had to send them back to be cut down to make them fit (doors wouldn't shut the first time) and then I had to make 8 brackets (4 for each seat) from 1/4" thick aluminum z-bar and 2 seat belt brackets from 1/4" aluminum with a subtle bend to splay out the seat belt attachment to follow the curve of the bottom of the seat. This allowed me to retain the factory seat belt with pre-tensioning feature and bolt the seats to the OEM seat tracks for adjustment. All the generic race seat plates don't allow theses seats' webbing to act like suspension plus there's not enough room between the exhaust tunnel and the seat for seat belt mounts unless you do what I did. It was a huge pain in the *** that took 3 months of trying different solutions but I eventually won : )
WHOAH!

I didn't consider those aspects. I've been planning on installing some Cobra GT3's at some point, so this is invaluable information.


Thank you for sharing.
 

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Thank you. This forum doesn't support 360 pictures but you were able to scroll around the picture in my Google Photos album- Right?
Yes. I scrolled through and it's a delight to view the way you have the album arranged, from the very beginning to how the car sits now.

I saved the interior shot then put it in my imgur account so I could put it here.

If I had the money I would surely buy your car!

I love the spec and your eye for design is spot on the mark.

Love what you've done and how you've done it, quite a unique approach I'd say and all the small subtle details really add up into a cohesive whole which is stunningly wonderful.
 
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Originally Posted by bahawton View Post
Interesting- I wonder how they did it after Cooper closed his garage in July?
Well someone smarter than me can chime in if I'm wrong, but I believe for the factory JCW cars, those were done at the Oxford plant, and not the Cooper garage. Mine was definitely a factory JCW car.
 
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Such a good looker!

Another question if you don't mind?

The 2014 receipt from Ernie's Fuel Stop lists the dry weight at 2,490 lbs,
I assume that's with the rear seat delete yes?
Is it also with the GTS seats?
 
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Such a good looker!

Another question if you don't mind?

The 2014 receipt from Ernie's Fuel Stop lists the dry weight at 2,490 lbs,
I assume that's with the rear seat delete yes?
Is it also with the GTS seats?
Yes- The car was weighed after all the modifications were made including the rear seat delete and seat swap.
To put it into perspective, it weighs 100lbs less than a GP but has a better sound system & more sound deadening plus it makes 44 more HP at the wheels (My car dyno'd @ 224 WHP where most stock GPs see around 180 WHP on the dyno).
 
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Yes- The car was weighed after all the modifications were made including the rear seat delete and seat swap.
To put it into perspective, it weighs 100lbs less than a GP but has a better sound system & more sound deadening plus it makes 44 more HP at the wheels (My car dyno'd @ 224 WHP where most stock GPs see around 180 WHP on the dyno).

Cool beans.

Thanks for answering.
 
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I just realized that I forgot to include a couple small details in the original spec sheet:
  • Replaced plastic lenses in gauges with glass
  • Factory applied Undercoating
I also received a request for pictures of the motor, suspension, and underside of the car so more pictures have been added to the Google Photos album.
 
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For anyone that may need financing this could be helpful...
https://www.hagerty.com/finance/clas...tial-providers
 
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Though the seats and steering wheel are nice, you don't happen to have the factory parts that these replace? And if so, was the steering wheel a multi-function?
 
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Though the seats and steering wheel are nice, you don't happen to have the factory parts that these replace? And if so, was the steering wheel a multi-function?
I still have the OEM leather MFSW steering wheel if you're interested in buying the car but the seats were sold a long time ago.
 
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