Is this the Ultimate Classic Mini? Introducing Mini Remastered

David Brown Automotive is introducing what looks to be one of the most amazing classic Minis ever produced. The idea was to embrace the DNA of the classic Mini while re-engineering it to meet modern needs.

While the pictures say a lot, lets let David Brown Automotive tell the full story:

A Classic Mini Remastered

Inspired by Sir Alec Issigonis’ classic icon, our experienced design and engineering teams worked meticulously to remaster the vision to create a contemporary design classic.

De-seamed, strengthened and sound-proofed throughout, Mini Remastered not only looks great, but has improved structural integrity and comfort. The clean and elegant lines of Mini Remastered are brought to life with sculpted body-coloured wheel arch extensions and centrally-mounted exhaust outlets, providing the car with a classic, yet dynamic stance.

Classic Mini

A hand-applied paint process that lasts for four weeks, ensures that every car is not only flawlessly finished but protected for a lifetime. Finished with beautiful badges which are handcrafted using traditional die-sinking enamel techniques, every detail has been considered.

Jewel-like LED rear light clusters and indicators, framed by bespoke aluminium surrounds, alongside the signature aluminium grille take inspiration from the David Brown Automotive design language, whilst chrome bullet-style door-mounted wing mirrors with integrated LED puddle lamps bring function and style together.

A Mini Retreat

The interior of Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive offers comfort and conveniences for the modern day in a bespoke, handcrafted cabin. With a premium in-car infotainment system, operated via a 7″ touchscreen interface, offering Bluetooth® connectivity alongside Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. Interior courtesy lighting extends to the glove compartment which houses an integrated USB/AUX port enabling convenient charging and connectivity.

Full-grain, British-sourced leather upholstery sumptuously adorns the cabin throughout and is discreetly embossed with the David Brown Automotive logo on the front and rear seats. Illuminated modern dials with classic styling, knurled aluminium switchgear and classic Mota-Lita® steering wheel are elegant and tactile to the touch.

Wired for Life

Designed to meet modern demands, Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive incorporates a sophisticated infotainment system, controlled by a 7” touchscreen. Navigating the hustle and bustle of the city whilst listening to your favourite music through the car’s refined speaker system.

Labour of Love

With mass-production comes compromise. By contrast, our low-volume, handcrafted Mini Remastered is built to the highest standards using a combination of traditional coachbuilding techniques and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

Our engineers scrutinise all aspects of the car from the ground up. The result is a completely new structure and exterior body shell, that not only offers classic, clean styling but improved rigidity, sound-proofing and reliability. Over 1,000 man hours go into creating each Mini Remastered.

More Power

The original engine has undergone a complete transformation, having been completely rebuilt with brand new parts throughout and tuned to perfection. The standard car now produces 30% more power than the original unit. The engines outer body has been cleaned and painted, whilst the oil filler cap and filter are colour coded with the cars exterior paint selection.

The power increase is perfectly mated to a manual five speed transmission that channels the cars energy through every shift and encouraging you to change gear, simply for the pleasure of it.

Build your own and check out more at David Brown Automotive.

  • Kevin Bartlett

    So this is the Singer model(?) I think its great that these sorts of things are showing up for more and more vehicles. Even if I can’t imagine ever affording one of these remastered cars. I would have to imagine even a MINI that started life as an inexpensive car when remastered costs easily north of $100k.

    • Amber Back

      Road & track listed them around $63k for the basic models and $90k for the limited models.

  • CA-MINI

    That is really something. I am guessing not available in USA and curious about the price, guessing very high. They did a great job, I would love to get one. Maybe this will inspire/re-awaken/remind BMW/MINI stylists to get the F56 back on track styling wise, and get back to looking unmistakably like a descendant of this great car, the way the R50, R53 and R56 did so successfully

  • KS

    That is legit! Funny that a classic Mini has Apple Carplay before BMW got their thumbs out of their bums.

  • Jon

    Amazing. How cool would it be if MINI took the same approach and started with the original design, scale, proportions, etc. and modernized it—yet made it affordable? Basically take the R53 and make it smaller?

  • Amy McKenna

    An awesome remake. I wonder what the safety rating will be though? Is it as strong as the current MINIs and does it have all the modern safety technology.

    • iDavid27

      No it won’t have airbags which even the late classic Mini had..