British Racing Green GTT 230+ R53 Project (sold)

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Now For Sale – New Higher Spec!

A GTT Restoration/Tuning Project

Stunning British Racing Green Exterior & Cordoba Interior –  probably the best Combination!

Classic Supercharged 1st Generation Cooper S (53 Plate)

Reg GF53 GVA

This is the first of these highly sought GTT Spec R53 Cooper S’ we have produced for nearly 3 years, so act quickly!. GTT230 cars previously have nearly always sold to the very first person to view them. Note this car is DIRECT from GTT. The UKs No1 R53 Performance specialist. These cars are becoming classic now and are gaining value. This one is in Classic British Racing Green Metallic with ‘Cordoba & Grey’ full Leather Interior.
Not to be confused with the later unreliable R56 ‘Gen 2’ Turbo Minis that are also not safe to tune because of the fragility of the standard engine, The Gen 1 Cooper S engine is far more reliable and strong.
Do not be mislead with other Minis for sale that have just been cleaned then listed as ‘fully restored’ which still have a long list of issues not attended to, even though supercharged R53 engine is good but these cars are older now, many other problems can/do appear! Buy with confidence from GTT, We have been working on these cars & designing parts for them since 2003 and know how the cars should be!


(Inc vat and fitting)

Only covered 20 miles since all GTT work completed!

Fresh clean MOT just done! 25/05/22


Performance GTT Upgrades:-

* GTT 230 BHP Kit….Very Fast (Much more so than a 10-15 year old JCW 210 kit)

Includes all parts from our 220 kit + our intercooler & re-route pipe!

Reliable (Proven kit since 2003) Very Driveable as a daily car but Torquey, punchy delivery when you need it).


* GTT Spiroslot Grooved Brake Discs + Kevlar Brake Pads. Front & Rear. (No Warming up required)


* GTT Exhaust Performance ‘Re-Route’ Stainless Steel Link Pipe  (Joined to a very low mileage genuine Mini system which we took from our own 2008 Cooper S ‘Sidewalk’+ Brand new silencer strap / hangers. Chrome tips are perfect and aligned perfectly too. (No knocking!) Quiet with just a little more popping than standard…just right.


* GTT Supercharger Service (Inc strip/inspect uprated GTT drive coupler, new Seals, fully synthetic oil changes + 17% GTT SC Pulley) Beware of noisy ratty SCs with worn PTO gears those will result in total loss of drive to water-pump round the corner resulting in massive overheating and expensive engine destruction.


* GTT Exhaust Alloy ‘S’ Rear Undertray – White


* New Bonnet Stripes – White


* GTT Aeroxbox Strutbrace – White


* GTT Stainless Steel Rear Boot Brace – White


* GTT Billet Alloy Suspension Caps – Blue


* GTT Stainless Steel Door Sill Tread Plates


* GTT Cold Ram Induction Kit – White 


* GTT Mini Gen 1 GTT 16 Tubes, Largest Top Mount Intercooler & GTT/SFS Snoot Boots !


* Brand New Rare Team Dynamics 17×7.5j Imola Alloy Wheels – Jet Black.


* 4x Brand New Premium Toyo Proxes TR1s 215/40/17 Tyres!


* New Brake Fluid & Coolant changes.


* Brand New Top Quality Battery fitted just this week!


* GTT Full Service (Fully Synthetic Oil, Gates Drive Belt, Double Iridium High Temp Spark Plugs etc)


* GTT Valeted (All completed in house….a labour of love, the cleaning alone was Circa 50 hours)

* GTT Billet Aluminium Oil Filler Cap – Blue

* GTT Stainless Steel Exclusive ‘Boot Badge’

Other Work/Parts/ Repairs/Renovation Completed at the same time:-


*New Dual Mass Genuine Mini Flywheel (Original had the very common clatter at tick over in neutral with clutch out. 


*New 3 piece OEM Clutch Kit (Original had heavy & notchy pedal action – very common!) now it’s super smooth & light)


*New Sump Gasket, New Cam Cover Gasket & New Rear Main Oil Seal (These cars can leak oil from various places…and can be expensive to fix! We have attended to the 3 big ones. Also New Drive Shaft Gaiter and New power steering reservoir pipe. (Pipe was replaced by previous owner).


*New Front Bottom Ball Joint & more.


*New ARB Drop Link.( These cars can have many suspension knocking and steering creaking issues….. Not this one. All attended to!)


* New Floor Mat Set.


All less than 50 miles covered since fitting/completion!

Other Work Recently Completed by Previous Owner:-


*New PAS (Power Steering) Pump.


*New Various Brake Pipes (Common MOT fail)


*New Radiator + Header Tank & Cap.


* Air Con Re-Charged (Icey cold. .Actually this car has the higher spec digital climate control)


* Aero Style Wiper Blades (Gen 2 Type)


* Upgraded HiFi System.


Factory Cost Options Spec:-

Note: The Standard Cooper S Spec is not listed here. (most people know they have central locking, electric windows etc)


* Full Electric 2 part Panoramic Sunroof with 2 sliding roof blinds – Fully operational! ( Lovely option this and looks great)


* Sat Nav System + Double Instruments above Steering Wheel(Speed and RPM etc)


* Chilli Pack 


* Metallic Paint


* Climate/ Aircon


* FULL Leather Interior


* Xenon Headlights


* Glove Box


* Adjustable Seat Height (Both Sides)


* Front and Rear Foglights.


* Auto Dim Rear View Mirror


* 6 speed gearbox


* JCW AERO SIDE SKIRTS. (Recently installed & colour coded. They look so much nicer.)


Other Important Info:-


* Service History, With Service Book (Some dealer stamps missing). Also all other

manuals present.


*2 Keys… Remote central locking works off one of the keys.


*HPI Clear.


* V5 Present


* No dash warning lights, no fault codes, all electrics tested.


* 110,000m (Below average). Properly cared for even 250,000m is easily achievable with no major engine or gearbox overhauls! This one looks & drives like 30,000 miles. Engine and the GTT overhauled Supercharger are both very quiet and smooth. Performance is usable, effortless and breath-taking. Economy remains typically the same as a standard MCS. Many people have reported GTT220 cars to achieve better mpg than standard! (Over 1000 GTT220s fitted by us since 2004). GTT Spiroslot brakes give a good upgrade over the originals.



* Exterior Condition is Simply Stunning. All paintwork fully ‘mopped’ (3M products). With no rust on tail gate! (Another common problem) only 1 small dent on the front bumper under GTT sticker. Engine bay prepared by hand to the highest standards…..Interior beautiful, from the virtually unmarked & unstretched leather seats, to the unworn steering wheel rim and gear knob….Inside boot and tailgate all very good too. 

All Photos are unedited , i.e. straight from the camera. It really DOES look this good in the flesh!


GTT Warranty:-

Unlike many garages that just clean a car, then include a third party warranty that’s often not worth the paper its written on, then let you find the faults later on, we do it differently. We take a lot of time/trouble to make the car as close to faultless as we can and almost everything is tested.


We include our own warranty as follows :-

12mths warranty on GTT branded Items. 3 months warranty on Gearbox, Engine and Supercharger. Does not include vehicle recovery, normal wear and tear or any other items. You can still take out a private third party warranty if you wish…many online companies offer these policies.

PAYMENT .. Strictly Cash or Bank Transfer Only.


We take £150 Deposit to reserve the car for you for 7 Days (to give you time to view and arrange full payment), remaining balance must be paid within the 7 days (If you do not view it then the deposit is withheld by GTT)

£100 of the deposit is non refundable if you view the car and don’t wish to proceed with the purchase within the 7 days,  (this to avoid uncommitted time wasting enquiries stopping other potential buyers proceeding)


The car is kept inside our secure dry workshop.

We do not offer finance or P/X 


The first genuine buyer to see will buy so come and have a look!


Note: Viewing is strictly by appointment only. 

We do not deliver.

Now: £ (Sold)


GT Tuning Ltd Est. 1993 (t/a GTT)



DT11 7UZ.


01258- 455545


Sold As Seen – Private sale of Mr Roland Gardiners own R53!