Back in 2002, Mini Mania was contacted by Dale Earnhardt Jr. to customize his new MINI Cooper 'S' with upgrades inside and out, including performance enhancements, a body kit, new interior, you name it! Recently Dale Jr. put the car up for bid on Ebay; the winning bid came in at $33,800.

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From the auction listing:

Dale Jr. is looking to upgrade his car collection, so he is auctioning his 2002 Mini Cooper. This vehicle, which was purchased new by Dale Jr. in 2002, has been completely modified to provide the ultimate in performance and appearance. With only 3124 original miles, it is equipped with an upgraded computer, exhaust, transmission, clutch, and suspension. In addition, it has an installed super charger providing high-end torque to the 270 hp engine. The interior is custom carbon fiber and chrome plated. All modifications were completed by Mini Mania, the leading tuner in Mini Coopers. Dale Jr. has personally autographed the sun visor, and he is willing to autograph the dash if desired by the new owner. The winning bidder will be given the opportunity to receive the vehicle personally from Dale Jr. at his home in North Carolina.

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