David Brown Automotive and the U.K.’s Marshall Amplification have partnered to create a special edition of the Mini Remastered. The model celebrates the 60th anniversary of the company famed for its role in rock and roll history.
The model, itself a celebration of a 60s icon, is distinguished by its use of a unique color palette, that’s designed to remind buyers of Marshall’s famed amplifiers. That means a body painted in “Marshall Black” and highlighted with gold accents.
The bespoke color treatment includes Marshall Gold hand-painted coachline, pinstripes, and the brand’s logo along the side doors. The highlights go much deeper than that, though. Behind the 12-inch “Classic” wheels, the brake calipers are finished in the same shade of gold. Up front, meanwhile, beyond being in enamel gold, the grille is designed to look like the mesh on a Marshall amp. Other brightwork, meanwhile, is finished in dark chrome, for a “sultry, rock and roll” look.
Inside, the same theming continues. The pedals, for instance, are also finished in gold and are engraved with “skip track,” “pause,” and “play” motifs as a nod to Marhsall’s musical background.
Of course, the sound system is also upgraded for this model with unique features designed as a partnership between David Brown Automotive and Marshall. New dashtop tweeters, additional speakers in the doors, and upgraded equipment in the rear parcel shelf all contribute to an improved audio experience. The glovebox also features an induction charging point for Marshall’s latest wireless headphones, in case you want a more personal listening experience.
In addition to all of that, the trunk is leather-lined and houses a fully-integrated Marshall DSL1 Combo amplifier that slides out for easy access. And, finally, owners will also get a portable Bluetooth speaker with their car.
As a nod to the company’s anniversary, David Brown Automotive will build just 60 Mini Remastered Marshall Edition models that will be painstakingly hand-crafted.
“We are hugely influenced by music and to partner with such an iconic brand to create this very special Mini Remastered, and to help them celebrate 60 years in business, a momentous milestone, was an opportunity we didn’t want to pass on. It seems fitting to unite the classic Mini and Marshall – two British icons – and in doing so to inject the Mini, a favorite among music stars through the ages, with serious rock and roll appeal,” said David Brown. “We’re delighted with the resulting car.”
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