- David Brown Automotive announces a special series of 60 Mini Remastered Hatches for Marshall Amplification’s 60th Anniversary, designed in accordance with the Marshall aesthetic.
- The restored Minis will feature Marshall audio gear, 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 many celebrity owners among the country’s top bands, but the car itself never topped the charts. rankings for the standard audio system. David Brown Automotive, who restores classic Minis with some artistic licensewill look to change that with a special series of Minis celebrating the legendary amp maker’s 60th anniversary. Marshall amplifier.
“It seems fitting to unite the classic Mini and Marshall – two British icons – and in doing so, inject the Mini, a favorite of music stars through the ages, with some serious rock and roll appeal. “said CEO and Founder David Brown.
The Mini Remastered Marshall Edition will feature a unique exterior and interior color scheme, with Marshall Black paintwork paired with gold painted accents in a nod to the era’s rock and roll aesthetic, as well as a work glossy dark chrome exterior. Even details like the brake calipers and rims will be finished in Marshall Gold, while the wheels themselves will also feature the M logo in the center.
The gold theme will also extend to the grille, which has been designed in a mesh pattern to mimic the classic Marshall sound equipment.
Inside, the Marshall Edition Minis will continue the gold and black theme, with the gold finish applied to the control panel, handbrake handle, switches, door handles, pedals and center of the dashboard. edge. The door cards, meanwhile, will feature a special fabric in a nod to the speaker covers of classic Marshall amplifiers.
The seats, meanwhile, will be upholstered in black leather with gold contrast stitching, with Marshall logos embroidered on the headrests.
Of course, the design details are only half the recipe. As you’d expect, the Marshall Edition Minis will be ready to play a track or two, with additional speakers in the door, dash-mounted tweeters and a fully integrated Marshall DSL1 Combo amplifier in the luggage compartment. , ready to be fired remotely and positioned on the ground, coupled with an independent power supply. A Marshall “Emberton” portable Bluetooth speaker will also be positioned in the back.
David Brown will boost the mechanics of the cars themselves as part of the restoration program, featuring a remastered 133,020cc A-series engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.
“We are hugely influenced by music and partnering with such an iconic brand to create this very special Mini Remastered, and helping them celebrate 60 years in business, a milestone, was an opportunity we didn’t want to pass up.” , David Brown added.
The company plans to limit the series to 60 copies, in a nod to Marshall’s anniversary, and as with other Mini Remastered models. David Brown Automotive will offer restored Minis in left-hand and right-hand drive flavors. The automaker and restorer isn’t saying how much each Marshall Edition Mini will cost, but given the $135,000 price tag of the Oselli Editionit is better to plan a sufficient budget if you must have a.
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