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Old Jan 18th, 2007, 10:10 PM
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When I saw it in the showroom unde their lights, I didn't like it al all.

However, when I saw one in the daylight I totally changed my mind - a very classy colour.

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Old Jan 18th, 2007, 10:11 PM
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Got a few piccys, albeit from a Cooper from Mini Cherished...

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Here's mine.

http://www.mini2.com/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/2174

I love the colour
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Old Jan 19th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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Will do Ken !

Excellent pics everyone - can't believe I have to wait til March, seems like an eternity now!!

Loving your cooper s rob!
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Old Jan 19th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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I always liked the dark what I call gunmetal you got on the old mini’s and was very disappointed to not see it on the options. This colour is very nice all the same but I still fancy the blue.

Question on the blue Mini I’d get the blue interior , what interior would you go with for this colour. Just all black?
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Black Cooper colour choice

i went to the launch of the 2nd gen and my local dealer had a sparkling silver model on
display with a black and red interior and a panoramic roof.it looked the bee's knees . when its time my present mini to go, the sparkling silver will be the first box i will tick on the order form
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Old Jan 20th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Loving your cooper s rob!

Thanks. Mine was a bit of a cheat as I bought the showroom car. I'd written off my previous car and needed a car for work That way I only had to wait a week
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i went to the launch of the 2nd gen and my local dealer had a sparkling silver model on
display with a black and red interior and a panoramic roof.it looked the bee's knees . when its time my present mini to go, the sparkling silver will be the first box i will tick on the order form

All Mini dealers had this combo to "show off" all different attributes of the Mini. Dealers also had Laser Blue S's with Aero Kits with Punch Black leather (the first R56 I sat in ) Astro Black Coopers with beige leather and crown spokes (many with sunroofs), some had Chili Red with red or black 1/2 leather, and a few had Pure Silver Coopers with 15" Spoolers. I have to say though, the SS Cooper S stole the show. The red leather looks fantastic!!
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Saw a sparkling silver S on the road yesterday, I was amazed - it looks stunning!

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I always liked the dark what I call gunmetal you got on the old minis and was very disappointed to not see it on the options. This colour is very nice all the same but I still fancy the blue.

Question on the blue Mini Id get the blue interior , what interior would you go with for this colour. Just all black?


Yep went for the black punched leather and the piano black trim.

Blue is nice too isn't it !!
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Thanks. Mine was a bit of a cheat as I bought the showroom car. I'd written off my previous car and needed a car for work That way I only had to wait a week

Would you say the colour is the same outside as it was in the showroom then??
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Would you say the colour is the same outside as it was in the showroom then??

Yes, more or less
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You're not alone. I gravitated back and forth between PW/B and SS/B right up 'til Mini started building my car. And like you I was concerned on seeing some photos that made it look rather drab. So I searched out every picture and every comment on this color I could find. The comments are what put my mind to rest. In all my reading, every opinion expressed regarding this color was glowing. I liked the one that said, (paraphrasing) this car will probably pass up the dark silver as the coolest color seen on the Mini Cooper. Another likened the color to a good champaign. So, I've come to the conclusion that sparkling silver only photographs accurately under strong light conditions.

Let's both of us post follow-ups once we receive our cars. Maybe we can put some other doubting minds at ease (assuming we're as impressed with this color as we hope we'll be - and I have every reason to believe we will). Maybe we should start a sparkling silver support group :-) .

So Ken, how do you like the Sparkling Silver now that you've had it for a while? I'm in the same boat you were in when you ordered it. Part of me says go for a more fun color like lightening blue, but the classy look of the SS/B with tan leather just got to me.
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mine has anthracite roof lining and the chrome exterior pack. along with all the rest
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