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special edition: MINI Jermyn

MINI Jermyn

MINI Japan has introduced a special edition MINI Hardtop called the MINI Jermyn.  MINI Jermyn takes its name from Jermyn Street in the Mayfair district of London, an area known for gentlemen’s fashion and grooming.  The MINI Jermyn is available in two models, the MINI Cooper S 3 Door (Hardtop 2 Door) and the MINI Cooper S 5 Door (Hardtop 4 Door).  As suggested by the name, The MINI Jermyn is a luxury edition with a woodgrain dash and unique Lounge Leather seats with Union Jack headrests.  The exterior is painted in MINI Yours Lapisluxury Blue Metallic.

Only 180 MINI Jermyn cars will be built.  The MINI Cooper S 3 Door will sell for ¥ 4,110,000 ($34,100) and the MINI Cooper S 3 Door for ¥ 4,290,000 ($35,600).

MINI Jermyn equipment

  • Dedicated body color Lapisluxury Blue
  • 18-inch  Vanity-spoke two-tone alloy wheels
  • Exclusive Lounge Leather seat in Carbon Black
  • Exclusive Dark Cottonwood interior surface
  • Exclusive sports leather steering wheel
  • Exclusive LED door Projector
  • Chrome Line Exterior
  • Chrome Line Interior
  • Color Line Satellite Grey
  • Seat heater
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sports automatic transmission (with paddle-shift)
  • Cruise control
  • MINI Driving mode
  • MINI Excitement Package
  • Rain sensor (with automatic driving lights)
  • Light package
  • Storage compartment package

collectible of the day: New MINI Style Magazine

New MINI Style Magazine Vol. 8

New MINI Style Magazine Vol. 8

New MINI Style Magazine Vol. 26

New MINI Style Magazine Vol. 26


Japan has been a big market for MINI going back to the classic Mini days.  Sales to Japan helped keep the Mini going during the 1980s when sales elsewhere declined.  Japan probably has more MINI magazines than any other country.  We previously featured MINI SPIRITS magazine.

New MINI Style Magazine is another long-running Japanese MINI magazine.  It has been published quarterly since Spring 2004.  The current issue is Summer 2010 Vol. 26 (shown near left).

The cover price is ¥1,300 or around $15.

Buy current and back issues from Amazon.co.jp.


collectible of the day: MINI SPIRITS magazine

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 2

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 2

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 1

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 1

We have featured several magazines during the year, but none quite as exotic to Western MINI owners as the Japanese MINI SPIRITS magazine.

The large issues covered both the classic Mini and the new MINI.  Shown here is Vol. 1 (right) and Vol. 2 (far right).  It appears that only four issues were published from December 2002 to June 2003.

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 1
12/2002
ISBN-10: 4894615061
ISBN-13: 978-4894615069

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 2
2/2003
ISBN-10: 4894615142
ISBN-13: 978-4894615144

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 3
4/2003
ISBN-10: 4894615193
ISBN-13: 978-4894615199

MINI SPIRITS Vol. 4
6/2003
ISBN-10: 4894615282
ISBN-13: 978-4894615281

Back issues of MINI SPIRITS are still available at Amazon.co.jp. Buy Vol. 01, Vol. 02, Vol. 03, and Vol. 04.


collectible of the day: vol.2 MINI

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Most books about the MINI come from the US, UK, and Germany, the three largest markets for the MINI.  Japan is an important market for the MINI, just as it was for the classic Mini.  In 2002, this small book called ?????? ????? vol.2 MINI written by ???? ????(Koichi Inouye) was published.

Written entirely in Japanese (except for the model names), the 167 page glossy book begins with a chapter on the MINI One, Cooper, and Cooper S models.  Almost all of the rest of the book covers the history, models, and special editions of the classic Mini.  Appendices include sales figures, specifications, and diagrams of MINI and Mini models.

Buy this book at Amazon.jp (ISBN-10: 4584162441, ISBN-13: 978-4584162446).