Built to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 2018 Mini Cooper 'S' 3-Door Hatch Registration no. YB18 HMH Chassis no. TM82290
This special Cooper S was built by MINI as a one-off to celebrate the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the sale proceeds of which will be donated to one of the couple's chosen charities: The Children's HIV Association (CHIVA).
'As an iconic British brand with almost 60 years of history, we are pleased to mark the royal wedding with this special charitable gift,' explained Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design. 'The MINI Design team has created a one-off MINI Hatch for the occasion. Its specially designed roof graphic combine with 3D-printed interior and exterior details as well as special embroidery to make this a MINI like no other.'
Finished in Crystal White, this unique car features silver-blue accent strips, lending the body a distinctive look, while the black band that wraps around the car features a blue-tinted matt silver paint finish. Recognisable MINI design features in chrome, such as the frame for the hexagonal radiator grille, and the door handles and surrounds for the headlights and rear lights, are topped off with a blue-black tinted clear coat, bringing modernity and a freshness of detail to the MINI. Rear lights in Union Jack design and dark-blue matt metallic wheel rims put the finishing touches to its external appearance.
A particular highlight of the exterior is the roof's multi-coloured paintwork. The roof graphic is applied meticulously by hand in several layers and brings together elements of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's national flags the Union Jack and the Stars & Stripes. The special MINI's side scuttles around the side turn signal indicators have been 3D-printed. When the car is opened, they project an exclusive 'Just Married' welcome onto the ground in front of the driver's door and front-passenger door.
Satellite Grey leather has been chosen for the interior and provides the ideal backdrop against which to accentuate the MINI's bespoke elements. The blue-black tinted clear coat of the chrome exterior trim can also be found on selected chrome interior features. Another special feature of the interior is an accent inspired by the roof graphic, which is integrated into the trim strips in the doors, behind the steering wheel, and into the head restraints.
On the latter, there is an abstract take on the Union Jack on one side and a Stars & Stripes perforation and stitching on the other. A wonderful opportunity to acquire this unique MINI, especially designed to celebrate the royal wedding, while at the same time contributing to a most worthy cause.
Please be advised that due to the limited number of kilometers recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur a VAT liability upon registration in any EU country other than the UK.