A Brand New 2006 MINI JCW GP is for Sale

The “bubble GP is for sale. What its likely the only brand new 2006 JCW GP still in existence is finally up for grabs. Having lived its life under a MINI car cover and air-tight EVO Carcoon, this incredible example of the ultimate R53 being offered for sale on Bring a Trailer. Originally bought by a well known MINI enthusiast after he completed the first MTTS (in his other GP), this GP was famously trailered from a dealer and delivered to a garage where it has sat undisturbed since.


Why is this so special? The original GP is an incredible car. Limited to 2000 worldwide it was MINI’s first truly special model. But the design and production wasn’t easy. Assembled in both Oxford England and Italy (by one time BMW partner Bertone), the GP has a fascinating history that is only matched by it’s rewarding drive.

For much more check out a few of our favorite GP reviews and stories over the years below.

MF Review: The 2006 MINI JCW GP

Taking the GP Road Tripping

An Ode to the Original GP

  • Aaron Cornaby

    Hopefully they started it and drove for just a block or two every few months since its been in storage.

  • Bob Hayhurst

    An amazing car. Sold for $36K. My opinion, someone just got a great deal on a “new” ’06 GP. Now the real dilemma, what to do with it. Do you drive it or let it continue in stasis? Someone has an interesting decision to make in the near future. If the new owner decides to drive it, then it becomes an ultra low mileage GP. What a lovely decision to consider.