"Nittany"

2003 MINI Cooper S

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Specifications/Mods:

bullet15% reduction pulley
bulletIreland fixed camber plates
bulletH-Sport 19mm rear sway bar
bulletSlotted rotors w/EBC Greenstuff pads and braided stainless brake lines
bulletProMINI intake
bulletJCW exhaust
bulletHelix short shifter
bullet16" Panasport wheels
bulletFSD shocks

Nittany's Picks:

bulletNortheast MINI (NEMINI)
bulletNorth American Motoring

My Other Cars

bulletThe Sexy Swede
bulletBaldrick

Nittany's Favorite Places to Shop:

bulletSign A Rama
bulletZaino
bulletAuto Clear Guard
bulletClassic Auto Campus
bulletKAM Specialties
bulletShore Motorsport
bulletHelix
bulletGriot's Garage
bulletThe Pork Roll Store 

 

 

Nittany on the day of delivery (8/25/2003)
Nittany on the day of delivery
Day of delivery - Lapis Blue leather interior and painted dash
Another shot of the Lapis Blue interior
Another shot of the blue dash
Naked MINI!  Original stripes removed to make way for new (9/15/03)
New Driver's Edge stripes installed (9/19/03)
And let's not forget the boot...
US Flag static-cling sunroof decal (9/21/03)
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Looking for fun in the "wilds" of central Jersey!
Replaced all Red S's with blue courtesy of Grafik Dezine
Moss stainless steel skidplate (11/03)
 
Nittany gets festive for the holidays
Even Santa prefers to travel by MINI!
White static-cling sunroof decal.  A girl likes to dress for her mood and Nittany is no exception. (12/3/03)
Close-up
Parcel shelf  (1/8/04)
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Aux. input mounted in right rear corner of shelf
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Ah, those eyes.  Who could resist them? (9/11/03)
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Blue fluid caps, Promini intake and blue S on intercooler.
Blue leather shift and handbrake boots installed. (1/10/04)
Rear seat lifting straps. (2/14/04)
Spare tire tucked away neatly in the boot. (2/4/04)
Shiny new Panasport FS-16 rims shod with Dunlop SP9000 tires from KAM Specialties in Reading, PA.  Summer here we come!
(2/12/04)
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"Hey!  What happened to my grill?"
New chrome grill installed.  Driving lights still to be reinstalled. (2/21/04)
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FINALLY!  Downtubes to match the dash.  Thanks Jackman!
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Closer shot of the new downtubes.
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Best in Show winner - CUH2A Car Show (6/24/04)

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All shined up for the show - not bad for 10 months old and enduring salt-covered winter roads.

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A little dig at all those muscle car fanatics.

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Painted calipers in progress - not quite as bright a blue as show here (7/5/04)

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Shiny chrome boot handle to match the chrome grill

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New and improved spare tire bag

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Scoop grille.  Thanks Scott!

New Hella FF200 driving lights and mounting brackets.  No more rattley factory lights!!! (7/25/05)

Approaching 2 years old and still looking good.

 

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Specifications

Features anType your question here and then click Searchd Options:

bulletIndi Blue/White with Anthracite trim
bulletLapis Blue Profile leather
bullet1.6 L Supercharged 4-cylinder engine (163 hp)
bulletSports Package:
bulletDynamic Stability Control (DSC)
bullet17" S-Lite wheels with all-season run-flat tires
bulletSport seats
bulletFront fog lamps
bulletRear spoiler
bulletXenon headlights with headlamp washers
bulletPremium Package:
bulletDual-pane panoramic sunroof
bulletMulti-function steering wheel
bulletAutomatic climate control
bulletOn-board computer
bulletCold Weather Package:
bulletHeated seats
bulletHeated washer jets
bulletHeated mirrors
bulletRain Sensing Wipers
bulletAuto-dimming Mirror
bulletHarmon Kardon stereo
bulletDriving lights

Modifications and Extras:

bulletPainted dashboard
bulletClear bra (bonnet, bumper, roof, A-pillars, upper rear bumper)
bulletHeadlight protection kit
bulletDriver's Edge bonnet stripes
bulletStainless steel skidplate
bulletBoot power outlet
bulletBlue leather shift and handbrake boots
bulletAuxiliary input
bulletGlovebox organizer
bulletEuro parcel shelf
bulletPromini intake
bulletBlue fluids caps
bulletBlue S's
bulletEyes under bonnet
bulletUS flag static cling decal
bulletSolid white static cling decal
bulletChrome grill
bulletPanasport wheels
bulletRear seat lifting straps
bulletSpare tire bag
bullet"Actual Size" sticker
bulletFoglight-friendly brake light mod
bulletAuto-up window circuit (w/2-garage door opener option)
bulletPainted downtubes
bulletHelix short shifter
bulletChrome boot handle
bulletPainted calipers
bulletSlotted front rotors
bulletStainless steel brake lines
bulletScoop grille

Still Waiting to be Installed:

bulletMintex brake pads (front and rear)

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Resume:

bulletRt. 125 Run (11/5/05)
bulletOcktcooperfest 2005 (10/2/05)
bulletNortheastern PA Run (9/11/05)
bulletBritish Invasion 2005 (8/20/05)
bulletBig Burger Run - 7/9/05
bulletMOT - 6/19/05
bulletJim Thorpe II - 6/4/05
bulletPagoda Run II 4/16/05
bulletMINIs in the Pines 4/9/05
bulletOcktcooperfest (10/3/04)
bulletSopranoland Tour (10/2/04)
bulletMinis in the Park (8/29/04)
bulletEuro Car Meet (8/14/04)
bulletDas Awkscht Fescht (8/6/04)
bulletMINIs at the Pagoda (7/31/04)
bulletDrive-in Night (6/26/04)
bulletTrolley Car Diner - Ice Cream meet (6/21/04)
bulletJim Thorpe, PA Rally/Poker Run (5/22/04)
bulletStripe-Tease Party (5/15/04)
bulletThe Standard Tap dinner (5/8/04)
bulletNYC Sunrise Run (4/18/04)
bulletHelix MINIcupII (3/20/04)
bulletPhillyMINI Triumphs in Princeton 
bulletNifty Fifty's Diner Night
bulletNew York Deli Diner Night
bulletTrolley Car Diner Night
bulletRt. 125 Run
bulletOckt-Cooperfest 2003
bulletTrolley Car Diner - Ice Cream meet

 

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This page last updated:  June 30, 2009