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Sweet! That's some pretty work.
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Yes, thats pretty cool.
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That looks awesome. The distressed look came out great.
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My wife's 05 MCS may have given up the ghost today (got home too late to check it out). It conked out while she was driving home. Starter sounds like it's making noise like it's trying to work, but the engine doesn't turn over. I don't usually jump to the worst, but I'm concerned that the engine locked up. In anticipation, I was looking around for a replacement Mini. Located an '08 JCW Sidewalk R52 w/Aero package with a build date of 07/05/08, Astro Black Metallic with Black Panther English Leather. Car was originally sold in MD. Price seems reasonable for 99K miles, but the carfax shows some suspect behavior. 5 owners, some of them only a few months, lots of visits to a dealer with various parts replaced. Like someone has been hunting a problem for several years. I suspect this is could be one of the last 100. To be honest I had never even heard of this until I just went looking for "sidewalk" edition. Seems like a pretty cool rare car.....also worried about buying someone's headache. Guess I'm just looking at a gut check here how special these cars really are.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:14 AM
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Yes it has a badge and is special edition but it is not the GP and buying one speculating that the price is going to go up may be the best idea. The facelift Gen1, which the 08 R52 falls into, is a good car.
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Yeah I wasn't looking at it as a get rich scheme or as a long term investment really....just curious if the risk of it being a lemon of some sort was balanced enough by the relative "rareness" of it. Pricewise, I would be considering it like any other JCW/S car. Ultimately this will be a daily driver for the wife. Thanks for the reply!
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It also has a unique illuminated sill plate with your car's number on it indicating it's car X of the last 100 for both doors. It also has black panther leather sidewalk edition seats which are pretty sweet IMHO.

May not be worth much more but it is still a pretty unique vehicle.

Plus if you must have a convertible, like I do, the GT is no good.
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#36 of 100 - Officially mine

Finally ready for use, took a while to get my title from California but she is officially ready.

Replaced struts and mounts (and tie rod end I messed up in the process)

Ready for many days of fun in the future!



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Just realized mine's custom door sills are in German!


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Nice fine. These things are so rare and I really like when someone added the factory aero kit.
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Does anyone know the actual chassis/vin numbers of "last of the supercharged" I have an 08 with a later in the year production date, its a sidewalk edition, but sparkling silver metalic color with malt brown interior. Wondering if I'm #101...

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Old 04-25-2018, 10:42 AM
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build date

One other question for the group... I know how to find build date in month/year, but I see some posts showing mm/dd/yy. How would I find out the day?
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Put the last 7 of your VIN in http://bimmer.work/

My '08 is 4-27-2008. Almost 10 years old!
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:22 AM
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VIN and Production Date

Thanks, Bimmer.


But now I'm more confused. The decoder says my production date was 7/22/08, which is later than some of the dates I've seen people post. Is it possible that this should be called Last of the JCW Supercharged?
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:25 AM
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I found this:

http://www.motoringfile.com/2008/08/...oduction-line/

Last one is a white silver. Article was posted 8-7-2008. If that's the real picture, looks like an base automatic (no auto climate and no 3 pedals).

http://libraryofmotoring.info/facts/chronology/ confirms 8-7-2008 was when last one rolled off the line.
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Well, that confirms it. The article states that the last car was a Cooper S Convertible, White Silver metallic color. So the LOSC were not the actual last. hope that doesn't burst any bubbles...
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The pics in the article look like generic pics because they're of a non-supercharged car.

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Thanks, Bimmer.

But now I'm more confused. The decoder says my production date was 7/22/08, which is later than some of the dates I've seen people post. Is it possible that this should be called Last of the JCW Supercharged?
I think there's some confusion between the Last of the Supercharged limited edition and one of the last supercharged R52's built. The LOTS edition were Astro Black, Black Panther English Leather,JCW, Sidewalk package, black top, black wheels, with special badging and limited to 100 cars, not necessarily the last 100 supercharged cars built.

edit: From the post above I see I took too long to reply

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