David Brown Automotive remasters the classic MINI

This £70,000 coachbuilt update of the original Mini is quite a different proposition from the £594,000 Speedback GT, inspired by the famed Aston Martin DB5, which was recently revised. On paper, at least, the Mini provides the perfect enterprise for a coachbuilder, given that the original was, as David Brown put it, “the ultimate in packaging”.

Given the much lower price, DBA is expecting new customers, and far more of them – the company has sold just 11 Speedbacks since 2014, but is gearing up for full production next year of 100 Minis at its new HQ in Silverstone. David Brown believes some of those will be existing DBA customers, adding to the collection.

The Telegraph has the original story and loads more photos here.

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