Mini will be ending custom orders of the current R56 Cooper Hardtop ahead of the retooling process for the new F56 Mini. That means owners who aren't enamored with what they've seen of the model's new look (shown in the gallery below) but still want a personalized version of the tossable hot hatch had best get down to their local Mini dealership and submit their order post-haste.

According to Mini enthusiast site Motoringfile, all orders must be submitted by August 28 in order to get a custom build. Orders are also locked in after that, so if you do get one of the spots, make sure you're absolutely content with the car you order. This cutoff will affect all models of the Hardtop, including the John Cooper Works model.

After August 28, owners will need to wait for the new Hardtop to arrive, which Motoringfile estimates will be in March of 2014. If you miss out on this final allocation of hardtops, all is not lost, however. Mini will still accept personalized orders on other bodystyles, which won't be replaced by F56-based models for some time.


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      cretinx
      • 2 Years Ago
      $52,085??? My head asplode.
      Ryan Hall
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a purchaser of a used '09 I can see why someone would really want to order a Mini. Since I was buying used, it was very difficult to find one with everything I wanted (I didn't get everything).
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Lucky Stars
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mini is on my shopping list. Believe it or not an all white build with the 17 inch rims in S trim and some chrome looks really clean! My list is this. 2014 Mini Cooper S hardtop, 2014 Ford Focus hatch with the titanium rims in cloth. Waiting for Hond Fit suv as an option, and long shot Range Rover Evoque, Subaru Xv or Jeep Partriot replacement. ( If Vw brought scirroco over here or the Ford Ecosport bets may be off!
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lucky Stars
        Get the R56. I tested it against a Focus ST and loved the *way* it drove so much more. Something about short-wheelbase, connected driving. It's truly a go kart.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      As the current owner of a Countryman All4, I'd really like to see the Mini ditch the retro design theme. It's just getting old, and it's time for it to mature into something which is wholly modern, but still is recognizable as a Mini.
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