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Monte Carlo Spec

To celebrate the 1964 Monte Carlo rally where Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddons took their 1071 Mini Cooper S to an outright win, Rover decided to release a limited edition Cooper. The first time Rover had done a special edition Cooper. Two hundred Mini Cooper Monte Carlo's were built with around 140 in red and 60 in black. They hit the shops in August 1994 with a price tag around £8,000.

So exactly what did the Monte Carlo have that made it special:

Front and rear wheels, showing the gun metal/silver wheel with special centre cap and the colour co-ordinated wheel arches. The John Cooper signature on the front and Monte Carlo badge on the rear.


The dash with it's ivory dials. Rev counter, speedo and the third with the oil light, charging light, engine temperature and fuel level. This steering wheel is non-standard. The other picture showing the walnut dash, red leather gear know and red gaiter. Also the switch on the dash that activated the two fog lights
Four spot lights, the first time Rover had done this, bonnet with the Monte Carlo badge, Cooper stripes and the rear had another Monte Carlo badge.
Standard single point EFI engine and the boot is nothing special, the grey cloth is included
The seats and interior trim are unique to the Monte Carlo. The material is very difficult to get hold of and this is an easy way to see if the car is genuine, the alloy door trim is an after market add-on from John Cooper
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