British mod rock artist Paul Weller has designed a one-off MINI that will be auctioned for charity this month beginning today (November 11).
Weller says the design was inspired by a Ben Sherman shirt he helped create a few years ago. The special MINI comes in vivid pink and brown stripes with a single silver stripe down the middle.
The model is a 2008 MINI Cooper fitted with 17-inch Crown Spoke alloy wheels and with a black leather finish inside. Retail price of the car is £17,920.
"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 hey day," said Weller in the MINI press release.
Weller got to choose which charities the proceeds of the auction will go - and he has selected Nordoff Robbins and War Child. War Child is a charity devoted to the protection of children in war zones.
The car is currently on display at MINI's flagship London showroom on Park Lane and will be there for the duration of the auction.
Bidding will run for one month and take place online at www.paulwellerminiauction.com.