GP roof number

At MINIsOnTop last weekend, Paul Macerone of MINI USA said USA GP buyers wouldn’t get their roof number till delivery – meanwhile many Europe buyers have their roof number already! See this MINI2 thread.

Well apparently Pauls information was inaccurate – I received a letter today confirming me as “among a select group of MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit owners”:
As you’d expect of a limited-edition work of art [sic], every [GP] has its own unique number. The evidence is there in black and white on the roof and the dashboard [I didn’t think that the number was on the dashboard, only the letters GP]. Only 415 of these cars will be distributed in the United States, and one of these vehicles will be yours … Your unique series number is GP 0203

I can’t think of anything very exciting about the number 0203, but anyway …

14 thoughts on “GP roof number

  1. Here’s the current spread of GP roof numbers / owners / countries, from the GP roof number thread on MINI2:
    15 bruce mueller USA
    19 Jim Ray USA
    31 billy_wizz_69 UK
    44 rpenhale England
    56 Shine USA
    83 sundancekc USA
    95 MOTOR’N USA
    100 jeffers UK
    101 jimskater USA
    106 Ramses Germany
    127 zoooooom Scotland
    142 chrisandjax UK
    179 TEDDYGP USA
    203 GBMINI USA
    205 Goonery UnitedNations(!)
    216 Metal Man USA
    363 Dev UK
    380 PmP Northern Ireland
    505 phil_c Northern Ireland
    520 zstkng UK
    524 coded2112 England
    657 Fabio Ireland
    682 LMB England
    722 death2pixies UK
    834 -Macmini- Germany
    1089 Joogle UK
    1326 b10rj UK
    1442 spud130475 England
    1886 minipaul Scotland
    1986 Lorien Italy

  2. 23 is significant as it is the number of The Illuminati and follows the ‘law of fives’ (a concept from the anti-religion discordianism) and is used heavily by Robert Anton Wilson in his book The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

    From Wikipedia: Simon Moon claims “23 is significant because “All the great anarchists died on the 23rd day of some month or other.” He also identifies a “23/17 phenomenon.” They are both tied to the Law of Fives, he explains, because 2 + 3 = 5, and 1 + 7 = 8 = 23.[16] Robert Anton Wilson claimed in a 1988 interview that “23 is a part of the cosmic code. It’s connected with so many synchronicities and weird coincidences that it must mean something, I just haven’t figured out yet what it means!”.[17]”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illuminatus%21_Trilogy

    IMHO 0023 0230 2300 2003 and 0203 are the best numbers to have. I am jealous.

  3. Found out mine by calling my MA yesterday after the form letter from MINI USA arrived sans details. 0223 is for me.

    223 (number)
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    223 is the natural number between 222 and 224. It is also a prime number.
    223 is a long prime and a lucky prime. 223 is the fourth Carol number and the third to be prime.

  4. I have 143 any special meanning besides being a low number for the GP.. 142 is in UK wonder where is 141…

    La Strega

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