What happens when you cross an expensive, retro Mini with an expensive retro amplifier? The David Brown Mini Remastered Marshall Edition.
Just 60 examples of this pint-sized restomod will be built, with a likely list price around £100,000 ($175,000) in the UK.
It’s designed to celebrate 60 years of Marshall amplifiers, and features a classic black-and-gold colour scheme as standard.
“We’re proud to partner with Marshall Amplification. 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,” said David Brown, David Brown Automotive founder and CEO.
“It seems fitting to unite the classic Mini and Marshall – two British icons – and in doing so to inject the Mini, a favourite among music stars through the ages, with serious rock and roll appeal. We’re delighted with the resulting car.”
Power comes from a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine mated with a five-speed manual transmission, good for a 100km/h sprint of 8.9 seconds and a 145km/h top speed.
The mesh grille (yes, like an amplifier) is flanked by LED headlights, and the grille, 12-inch wheel rims, brake calipers, coach line, and script on the side of the car are all finished in a special shade of Marshall gold.
Inside, anyone looking for a period-correct Mini should look elsewhere. The dashboard is home to a touchscreen infotainment system, below which sits an amp-inspired bank of switches and dials.
The pedals feature skip, pause, and play icons, and the Marshall script is embroidered in the seatbacks. The sound system includes extra speakers in the doors, new tweeters atop the dashboard, and a wireless headphone charger in the glovebox.
The boot is home to a bespoke Marshall DSL1 Combo amp, along with a Bluetooth speaker for when you want to take the fun away from the car.
Marshall and David Brown Automotive are donating their profits to the Music Venue Trust, a charity supporting independent concert venues throughout the UK.