The MINI’s 50th Birthday was celebrated in style at Silverstone, with mod rock legend Paul Weller headlining the event. Continuing the partnership Paul Weller has collaborated with MINI to create a one off car which will be sold in a live global online auction with all proceeds going to charity.
The car will be auctioned for one month from 11 November to raise money for charities Nordoff Robins and War Child. The unique MINI Cooper is the ultimate British icon, it was designed by Paul Weller, built in Oxford and hand-painted by MINI craftsmen.
The original car is a 2009 MINI Copper, with 17” Crown Spoke Alloys, black leather upholstery, Bluetooth, front heated seats, and Chilli Pack. Paul Weller’s influence comes in the form of bold pink and brown stripes across the car’s entire body and is finished with a single silver line running up the bonnet and over the roof.
Jochen Goller, UK Director for MINI said, “Both MINI and Paul Weller are synonymous with the quintessential British mod scene. That’s why we were the ideal match to create this unique car.”
Paul Weller said: “I’ve always loved and driven MINIs so when I was given the opportunity to design a bespoke Mini Cooper I wanted to create something that reflected the mood and colours associated with the Mod era, which was also the classic Mini’s heyday. I’d already expressed these colours in a shirt I designed for Ben Sherman a few years ago, so it made sense to me to continue the theme using a MINI Cooper as a palate.”
The car will be on display in MINI’s flagship showroom on Park Lane, London from the 11th of November, the auction is a global online auction that will run for a month. A MINI Edinburgh dealership has reported that a lot of its customers have already enquired about the unique MINI and the auction.