Urgent help, VIN number location


  1. Hello,

    After too many years of draming of owning my own Cooper, I am on the verge of doing so and my wife as agreed. The problem is that I have no idea where the VIN number is on the body. I dont want to look a complete prat when I view my first car this evening. Can anyone help me. I have seen loads of posts about what the VIN should be but not where.

    Also any pointers on what to look for on a 1996 Cooper.



  2. Martin

    I have left a response at


    The main thing to check for on a '96 Cooper is the body. Rust can be a major problem on some cars and it can appear everywhere and anywhere. Otherwise it is the normal checks as for any car, service history, HPi, test drive etc.

    Good Luck

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