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David Brown’s Latest Mini Remastered Is A Thing Of Beauty


Usually, every time one of DBA’s Minis come up, all the attention goes to the eye-watering prices, but today we’re not going to do that; instead we’re going to admire the beautiful details and the awesome spec of this particular example.

David Brown Automotive showcased this specific Mini Remastered at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring a two-tone “Stormbringer” and “Snowblind” paint finish and decorated with graphics portraying a mountain line. There’s also a very nice roof rack with integrated LED lamps, featuring teak wood and mirror-polished stainless steel.

The goal of the project was to create a stylish vehicle for commuting to your favorite ski resort apparently and it does so quite nicely.

The interior follows suit with a matching grey leather upholstery mixed with plain and tweed fabrics. Orange accents and seat belts give the cabin a nice kick while sheepskin rugs make it feel more warm and cozy.

Other details include leather bonnet straps, bumper-mounted LED auxiliary lights together with LED headlights, black alloys with a silver ring and plenty of chromework front and rear.

Each Mini Remastered requires 1,400 hours of work to reach this outcome according to David Brown Automotive, with the only parts shared between the donor vehicle and the finished car being the engine and gearbox.

Still though, the powertrain is suitably overhauled, with the 1,330cc four-cylinder engine now producing 94 hp at 6100 rpm and 87 lb-ft (117 Nm) of torque sent to the front via a reconditioned four-speed manual gearbox.

Would you pay $100k for one? Probably not, but you can’t deny it looks pretty good.

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