Rover Mini Classic Seven Page

The classic range launched in 2000 for the UK consisted of 3493 cars. Data from MG Rover confirms 374 of them were the Seven variant.

A further 180 cars were made in left hand drive format for outside of the UK, from a total of 1707 left hand drive classic range cars.

This model tried to recreate the original feel of the Classic mini with a tartan red and cream cloth / leather trim, and some traditional colours on the outside as well.

The Seven was available in Old English White, Solar Red and Black colours, all with the same cloth / leather trim, but with a red and black steering wheel and body colour coded dashboard and door mirrors. The roof colour was the same as the rest of the car as standard (not white as per the Cooper or Silver as per the Cooper Sport).

We do not yet have a full breakdown of how many of each colour were made, data for UK right hand drive cars that we have gathered to date has the breakdown as follows:- 226 Red, 73 Black, 58 White, 17 unknown. We do not have any significant colour data for the 180 left hand drive cars, but expect Red to be the dominant colour again for these.

These cars came fitted as standard with 12" Pepperpot alloy wheels with 145/70 tyres, with the Old English White colored cars have the alloys painted in the same colour (other colours came with Silver alloys). The Pepperpot wheels can happily be fitted with a wider 165/60 profile tyre as an alternative if you want a lightly wider tyre, caution must be applied to potential rubbing on the inner arch area though, and 5mm spacers may be needed.

Optional extras were a CD Radio instead of a Radio Cassette and an electrically operated canvas sunroof.

The cars were capable of 90 mph from the 62bhp 1275 multi-point Injection (MPi) A+ Series Engine, with a quoted 0-60 mph time of 12.2 seconds. This is the same for all the standard MPi minis.

If you own one of these special cars, please get in contact with us (see the register page) to register the car - our goal is to track down all the Classic range cars to conclude how many still survive today, and to unite owners of these cars together at displays and mini shows around the country.

There is also a Facebook group for the Se7en:-