Rolls Royce is getting into the coach building business in the least likely way. Several highly reliable sources have told us that the company that brought us the opulant luxury of the Phantom and the Drop-Head coupe is going to be creating a special edition MINI (based on a series of exterior and interior modifications) to be available straight from the Oxford plant. The limited edition model will consist of bespoke interior items including custom dash, headliner and other signature Rolls items. The exterior color will be Ming Blue (first used by Rolls in 1992 on a special 25th anniversary Rolls-Royce Corniche IV of which only 25 were produced). These special edition MINIs will be extremely limited and, while we canâ€™t currently confirm, the special model will likely cost in excess of $50,000.
It’s not hard to imagine what Rolls could do with the MINI by looking at their latest creation the Silver Ghost. And to some degree it makes sense with both MINI and Rolls being owned by BMW AG. However, how all of this is marketed will be the big question.
If you are interested (at least in the idea) let you dealers know as MINI has instructed them to start taking names and deposits for the very first cars with the Rolls name attached to them. Look for more on this ultra luxury edition of the MINI over the next few days and weeks as we