MINI Cooper 1499 GT Special Edition is a Throwback to 1969

by Shane McGlaun
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One of the most iconic cars that Mini made was the 1275 GT back in 1969. MINI is showing off a new special edition to celebrate that classic called the MINI Cooper 1499 GT.

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MINI 1499 GT buyers can have any color they want, as long as it’s black. The only shade is a Midnight Black Metallic color, and the car has Piano Black trim on the grille frame, door handles, and headlight rings. LED headlights and taillights are standard. The car comes with a John Cooper Works styling package, including special front and rear bumpers, side skirts, split-level spoiler, and door entry plates.

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It comes standard with a six-speed manual, and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine making 134 horsepower and 162 pound-foot of torque. The car can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 7.5 seconds and reach a 130 mph top speed.

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Inside the car are John Cooper Works Sports seats in black and a JCW steering wheel. The interior also has plenty of piano black trim and dual-zone automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch navigation package, and a dynamic digital instrument cluster. The MSRP is $27,040 plus an $850 destination handling fee.

 

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