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David Brown Mini Remastered 2017 review

It takes 1400 hours to turn a donor car into a Mini Remastered. The only components that are carried over from the donor are the engine and gearbox, both of which are rebuilt, and the VIN. Everything else, including the bodyshell, is brand new. The shell itself is stiffened with additional structural bracing and the…

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2017 Countryman officially the safest MINI ever

As the largest model in the history of the brand, the new MINI Countryman offers spaciousness and driving properties combined with maximum flexibility. Now it also stands out with regard to safety after receiving top marks in this area. The premium compact model achieved the top 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. The…

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A classic MINI is the perfect road trip companion

Classic cars aren’t usually considered ideal for road trips. Vintage machines can often be finicky, most often relegated to weekend joyrides, not long-distance travel. The driver of this Rover Mini Cooper, however, doesn’t subscribe to the normal attitude of classic car ownership. Sergiu Topala lives in Moldova, an eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine.…

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The all-electric 1966 classic Mini

We’d like to introduce you to an absolutely immaculate first-generation original Mini, built by Dunedin man Michael Laba and powered purely by electricity..That’s right, it’s a pure electric vehicle. The 850cc four-cylinder petrol engine is long gone, replaced by a DC electric motor and some 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries. Laba first converted the Mini to…

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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…