Hockey typically isn’t our game here at BC, but if there are any Rangers, Penguins, or Canadiens fans out there in need of a new ride, check out the 2009 Mini Cooper S above formerly owned by Alexei Kovalev.
Alexei’s old Mini just hit eBay with a starting auction price of $18,000. And unlike a lot of athlete cars, the three-time All Star actually did log some mileage on the car.
Purchased new by celebrity Ice Hockey player Alexei Kovalev, this Mini Cooper S is one of a handful of rare and limited edition ‘John Cooper Works’ examples sold in the USA and is without question the highest specification Mini Cooper we have ever encountered.
Shortly after Mr Kovalev took delivery of his then new Mini, he entrusted the car to a highly regarded tuning specialist in Montreal, Canada, well known for their fabrication, preparation and servicing of exotics and race cars. His direction was to give the Mini even more power over the standard 220bhp yet to remain tractable and docile in normal driving conditions, but exhilarating when the chance of an open twisty road appeared ahead.
In case you thought Mini Coopers were a little too feminine, just remember tough Russian who played like 25 years of pro hockey drove one.
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