• A delivery-mileage example of the incredibly rare Mini Cooper Rugby World Cup Edition, produced to commemorate the England team’s 2003 victory.
  • Under the bonnet is a 1.6-litre inline-four engine, delivering 115bhp to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
  • The car has been with its current owner for the past 16 years.
  • This example is one of just five Mini Coopers uniquely customised for Martin Johnson’s testimonial year, and is signed on the roof by each member of the England World Cup team.


  • This Mini Cooper is finished in vibrant Chili Red complete with white bonnet stripes and roof finished with the flag of Saint George as well as the 22 autographs of the 2003 England squad.
  • Inside, the black leather and cloth cabin includes air conditioning, electric windows and electric mirrors.
  • Included in the sale is the original owner’s book pack, purchase paperwork, two keys, and the ‘Logbook of Authenticity’ complete with Martin Johnson’s biography and England squad signatures.


  • There is no bodywork damage.
  • The condition of the original red paintwork and black interior is described as excellent, with some natural patina visible on the leather seat bolsters and no significant marks or signs of use.
  • A lacquer was originally applied to the roof to protect the autographs.
  • This Mini Cooper is offered in sound mechanical order, with no faults or warning lights on the dashboard.
  • The owner states that the car’s original battery may have been replaced, and that new tyres may be required.
  • The car’s only MOT test was conducted on 30 May 2008 at 56 miles, when it registered a clean first-time pass.


This is a truly unique example of the modern Mini hatchback, released in celebration of England’s victory over Australia on 22 November 2003. Offered in excellent overall condition with just 59 miles on the odometer from new, this autographed Mini Cooper Rugby World Cup Edition presents an exciting opportunity for any Mini collector or rugby fan.

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Car Overview

  • 59 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Chili Red
  • Black Cloth/Leather
  • 1.6L
  • VINWMWRC32070TG53288

Lot Overview

  • Lot #06135
  • private Sale
  • Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom


  • Britannic

Exterior  (66)

Interior  (56)

Mechanical  (18)

Documents  (13)

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