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Old 11-20-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
Mini by Rolls-Royce Confirmed
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Should a MINI be branded with the Rolls-Royce name? Don't get my wrong, I think the MINI is a great car but it is almost the exact opposite of what a Rolls-Royce is supposed to be.

BMW is set to give the green light to ultra-luxury version of the Mini which will be trimmed at the Rolls-Royce factory in Goodwood.

Highly placed sources at BMW have told Autocar that the cars will "totally individual" and the project is seeking to create "niche vehicles" for customers.

It's likely that the options will extend beyond trim materials and could see buyers encouraged to commission genuine coach built features such as new interior fittings.

The plans have been inspired by the bespoke coach built Minis that became popular with celebrities in the early 1960s. Actor Peter Sellers commissioned Harold Radford to build him a super-luxury Mini which featured high-spec wood and a leather-trimmed interior. Similar cars were built for members of the Beatles.

There's no news on the launch of the 'Mini Rolls' program, but it is likely to be made public next year.

Source - http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/245185/

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:44 PM
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:55 AM
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:58 AM
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:20 AM
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looks good but still a mini.
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