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Old 07-12-2012, 05:14 PM
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As of today, Charlize is OFFICIALLY SOLD. Expanding family, so I decided to get something larger for my wife and 2 kids.

Year: 2006
Make: MINI
Model: Cooper
Price: $SOLD$
Mileage: 42000
Color: Dark Silver
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): SoCAl
Beautiful custom build to order 2006 DINAN S MINI COOPER S, in Dark Silver Metallic, with Space Gray/Panther Black Cloth Interior, and interior surface anthracite. Roof and Mirrors also factory ordered in Dark Silver Metallic (rare and beautiful combination on a MINI).

I searched for, found, and purchased this vehicle from the original owner in Northern California in August 2008, with 19,900 miles. It has always been stored inside and well taken care of. I receive many compliments daily on its amazing looks and condition. There are extensive posts and information on this unique and special vehicle on MINI and BMW forums.

This has been called by others "The Ultimate MINI" and it handles absolutely amazing, but offers a ride quality and comfort that is superior to stock. Will outhandle a JCW equipped MINI and is a dream to drive.

Recently, a similarly equipped 2006 DINAN MINI S was listed for $19,995 with significantly more mileage (23K more miles than this MINI) and sold quickly.

DINAN MINI's are not cheap, but this is an absolute performance bargain at the price of $17900. Each part was researched and hand selected to create an incredible performance car, and all maintenance is up to date. The car was carefully ordered with all the best and rare options, including the LSD and sport chrono package (extra gauges and meters, no huge pie pan speedometer).

I am a meticulous owner, having displayed cars in invitation only Concours d'Elegance events, and take great pride in my vehicles. Typically, my vehicles are sold quickly and often to the first or second person that sees them. I price them to sell and hope they go to a good home. No dealer inquiries please. I want this car to go directly to an enthusiast.


Dinan custom valved Koni front struts and rear shocks
Dinan custom Eibach sport springs
Dinan adjustable rear sway bar (19mm)
Dinan 15% reduction Supercharger pulley kit
Dinan High Flow Cold Air Cowl Induction system
Dinan free flow sport exhaust system
Dinan upgraded fuel boost pump and fuel management system
Dinan Stage 5 engine management software
Dinan Trunk Lid and Engine Bay Badging
Dinan Floor Mats (full set)
Alta larger intercooler (100% larger, 40% greater flow)
Factory intercooler included
Alta intercooler silicon hose kit – blue
iPod integration kit
Alta rear, adj, sway bar end links
Alta rear lower adj control arms
Stainless steel brake lines, Cross Drilled Rotors all around
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Dynamic Stability Control
Factory Limited Slip Differential (very rare and desirable)
Factory Sport Chrono Pack (very rare and desirable)
Harmon Kardon Sound System
MultiFunction Steering Wheel w/Cruise
Factory Combo Sport #2 Package
Xenon Headlights with Powerwash (Factory Option)
Breyton GTS-R 17 inch Wheels, Hankook Ventus 205/45R17 Evo Tires
No accidents, no paintwork
All sets of factory keys & remotes, Factory Books and Case, Dinan Stickers, Dinan Brochure, Original Window Sticker, original factory jack.
It does not include the Strut Tower Brace or High Flow Throttle Body, as the original owner deemed these parts were not necessarily performance enhancing. It does have the Dinan S2 engine compartment badge, as purchased from original owner.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:49 AM
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More photos per request:

Note: Indoor warehouse photos were shot under fluorescent lighting and the outdoor photos offer a more realistic depiction of the beautiful dark silver paint.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:33 AM
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I thought I'd share some of my comments to prospective purchasers here as well:

Recent maintenance info:

On April 25, 2011, at 32,415 miles, Nick Alexander MINI performed a 32 point inspection and also did an oil and filter change on my DINAN MINI.

On May 13, 2011, at 32,937 miles, I had the Radiator Fluid Flushed and replaced, just as preventative maintenance.

On May 17, 2011, at approximately 33,100 miles, I purchased and installed a brand new set of Breyton GTS-R wheels in silver finish, with Hankook Ventus EVO tires mounted and balanced in size 205/45R17, with new 12x1.5mm bolts (keyed).

On March 28, 2012, at 38,996 miles, I had John Jaegar (Owner) and technician Ryan at MiniWorx.com, a local MINI specialist, perform a 32 point inspection on 3/28/12.

There were no comments on the under hood inspection for hoses, belts, pumps, filters, etc. There were comments in the other section, all which were addressed, with the exception of a very minor scuff on a (estimate $25) front passenger side bumper black plastic trim. I wanted them to order it, but they thought it was frivolous and superficial and that no one could see it. It's not really noticeable. I'm currently checking on availability through Pelican Parts.

They installed new Hawk HPS brake pads all around. They installed 5W/30 Synthetic Oil, Mobil 1, and changed the oil filter.

They replaced the control arm bushings in the front suspension, lower control arms - a wear item. They rotated all four tires. They flushed the Power Steering Fluid.

I specifically wanted the Supercharged R53 (versus the turbo), envision the Mad Max like addictive Supercharger whine, and this is the last production year of that chassis, it's definitely the driver's car of the MINI's. I felt fortunate to find it as carefully optioned as it was. I've not readily seen the sport chrono pack option and the sunroof delete and LSD are nice as well. The original owner also had great care and respect for this vehicle.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:56 AM
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More photos:

Includes some of the original stickers on the car from the build, perhaps showing the rotation and order of the build. And all the original brochures, manuals, and original DINAN brochure. Includes emergency spare key.

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:09 AM
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This is an amazingly beautiful, and well taken care of car. I wish you luck with the sale, and I think your price is very fair.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:24 AM
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Cars like this were nowhere to be found when I bought my MINI. Gorgeous.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:02 PM
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This is an amazingly beautiful, and well taken care of car. I wish you luck with the sale, and I think your price is very fair.
Thanks so much for taking a look. I appreciate the feedback!

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Cars like this were nowhere to be found when I bought my MINI. Gorgeous.
Thank you!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:19 AM
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The last of the miscellaneous photos, taken today (7/17/12). All these parts are included with the sale of the car. (not for individual sale)

Original floormats, generally in superb condition, but the driver's heel pad shows definite wear.

Factory S Intercooler, Hood Air Scoop, Factory S Diverter, Bilstein (for MINI) Jack, MINI Lug Wrench, Passenger Side Factory Cup Holder, Rubber center insert, Cup Holder Container (factory).

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:53 PM
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:14 AM
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Just referred you to Improstrat. GLWS!
http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...used-mini.html
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:36 PM
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Just referred you to Improstrat. GLWS!
http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...used-mini.html
Thanks for looking out for a fellow member! Much appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:09 PM
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:39 PM
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***Charlize is OFFICIALLY SOLD, DELIVERED AND HAS BEEN DRIVEN 3000 MILES CROSS COUNTRY BY THE NEW OWNER. Her new home is on the East Coast.

SOLD TO THE FIRST PERSON that came to inspect and drive.

I assure everyone, she is going to a great new home and will be loved and taken care of. Thanks for those who supported me and those who expressed interest.
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