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Bespoke treatment

MINI’s customization options for the MINI range are extensive. MINI offers for that customized feel more than 10 million possible combinations.

 

Why?

 

Well, it seems it all has a lot to do with history. Back in the original Mini’s 1960s heydey, customized versions were popular with the rich and famous. All four members of The Beatles reportedly had their own custom MINI's.

The actor Peter Sellers is widely believed to have been the first to order a bespoke MINI, with his finished car apparently costing over four times the price of the standard vehicle.

 

MINI offers us the opportunity to build our own model. Every MINI is unmistakeble. But we want to make our MINI unique:

- Model MINI [R56]

- Body Hot Chocolate metallic [A88]

- Roof Hot Chocolate metallic [381]

- Mirror Caps in Chrome [405]

- Carbon Black interior [4CU]

- 17" Conical Spoke Alloy Wheels, 205/45 R 17 [2GD]

- Black bonnet stripes [329]

- Rear Spoiler [325]

- Sport button [4UF]

- Front fog lights [520]

- Rain Sensor and Auto Headlights [521]

- Airconditioning [530]

- On-board Computer [550]

- Leather-trimmed, sport steering wheel [255]

- Multi-function steering wheel with cruise control [249]

- Velours foot mats [423]

- Front seat armrest with Wi-Fi Hotspot installed via the snap-in adapter in the centre console [473]

- Chrome-Line Exterior [346] and Interior Trim [345]

- White Turn-Signal Lights [785]

- MINI Tender Loving Care (free maintenance 5 years or 80,000km) [price € 249,00]

Ultimate hi-fi sound and high-end communication:

# Voice control [620]

# Radio MINI Visual Boost [6FP]

# Hands-free-system Bluetooth and USB/iPod interface [6NE]

# iPhone Snap-in adapter [AFS]

# iPhone 4 Y-cable interface [61122179623]

# Audiofiles on mobile phone [6NF]

# MINI Connected [6NM]

# MINI Navigation System (with full map) [6UM]

Personal customer consultation, MINI KERAM Maastricht, the Netherlands.

 

We hope you'll like it?

 

Naturally, the best is saved for last. Today (25-5-2012) our personal MINI manager will hand us the keys to our CUSTOM BUILT MINI and acquaint us with its operations and features.

 

What happens next is up to us.

A sprint to Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Rome or any other exciting European city we choose?

 

Most of all, our new MINI will remind us why we do what we do, why we love MINI's and why we love seeing more on the road every day. Small, efficient, athletic and endlessly fun, they are still the best way to bring a smile to one’s face.

 

Memories

www.flickr.com/photos/55176801@N02/galleries/721576321503...

  

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Taken on May 25, 2012