I've got an R53 Cooper S pre-facelift in British Racing Green with Aspen white roof and mirrors. Full black leather, with OEM Sat-Nav and Xenons. It's a lovely little car, and after having 1320Mini upgrading the pulley to a 15% reduced Kavs Motorsport version, it shifts like crazy! Super tidy and unmodified (other than the pulley, but it needed a new belt anyway) and in great condition, but just feel the want for a 330Ci Sport nowadays. Well, either that or a TT 225 Coupe... Don't worry, I can get my own coat...
Shame its a prefacelift although I Love brg though so pm me if you want to discus some sort of swap deal... 1320 used to look after my old mini so I know them well
Don't know why people get put off by the earlier ones, as from what I've experienced if they're looked after and maintained correctly, you shouldn't have any problems with them. But each to their own. Yeah, strong money I've been told. Having said that, it's fully stamped by dealers and specialists, MOT'd and Taxed. Can't say that for a lot of 12 year old cars! I think I'll end up part-ex'ing it anyway.
No worries mate, your car does look lovely, but the beige/blue combo isn't really my thing.
The facelift has a lot of the little weaknesses ironed out - worth paying extra ime.
That being said I've had a prefacelift so wanted a facelift this time round, that's all