Marshall Edition Mini Will Bring Its Own Amp
David Brown Automotive announces a special run of 60 Mini Remastered hatches for Marshall Amplification’s 60th anniversary, designed in line with Marshall’s aesthetic.The restored Minis will feature Marshall sound equipment, in addition to a black and gold theme as a nod to the company’s classic amplifiers.UK-based David Brown Automotive has offered restored and modified classic Minis to customers with generous budgets.The original Austin Mini may have been a ’60s icon in the UK with plenty of celebrity owners from among the country’s top music acts, but the car itself never quite topped the charts when it came to the stock sound system. David Brown Automotive, which restores classic Minis with some artistic license, will seek to change that with a special run of Minis celebrating the 60th anniversary of legendary amp manufacturer Marshall Amplification.”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,” CEO and founder David Brown said.The Mini Remastered Marshall Edition will feature a unique exterior and interior color scheme, with a Marshall Black paint paired with gold painted accents in a nod to the rock and roll aesthetic of the era, along with dark-chrome exterior brightwork. Even details like the brake calipers and wheel rims will be finished in Marshall Gold, while the wheels themselves will also feature the M logo on the centers. The interior will feature the black and gold theme as well, extending even to the pedals. Stan Papior The gold theme will extend to the grille as well, which has been designed in a mesh pattern to mimic classic Marshall audio equipment.On the inside, the Marshall Edition Minis will continue the gold and black theme, with the gold finish applied to the control panel, handbrake grip, switches, door handles, pedals, and the center of the dash. The door cards, on the other hand, will feature a special fabric in a nod to the speaker covers of classic Marshall amplifiers. Related Story Mini Remastered Is a Stylish Take On the Classic The seats, meanwhile, will be trimmed in black leather with gold contrast stitching, with embroidered Marshall logos on the headrests. Of course, the design details are just one half of the recipe. As you’d expect, the Marshall Edition Minis will be ready to play a track or two, featuring additional speakers in the door, dashtop-mounted tweeters, and a fully-integrated Marshall DSL1 Combo amplifier in the luggage compartment, ready to be pulled out and positioned on the ground, paired with an independent power supply. A Marshall “Emberton” portable Bluetooth speaker will also be positioned out back. The Marshall Edition Minis, of course, will bring their own amps. Stan Papior David Brown will beef up the mechanicals of the cars themselves as a part of the restoration package, featuring a remastered 133020cc A-series engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.”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,” David Brown added. The company plans to limit the run to 60 examples, in a nod to Marshall’s anniversary, and as with other Mini Remastered models David Brown Automotive will offer restored Minis in left- and right-hand drive flavors. The automaker and restorer doesn’t say just how much each Marshall Edition Mini will cost, but given the $135,000 price of the Oselli Edition, it’s best to budget plenty if you simply must have one.
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