• Jul 2, 2008

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving are not going to like this one. Italian coachbuilder Aznom, which has previously rolled out custom MINIs like this pickup "tender", has now produced a Clubman inspired by a vintage of another sort. The Aznom MINI Chateau is distinguished by a mobile wine cellar installed in the trunk, capable of housing six wine bottles in isolated comfort, along with six wine glasses with which to enjoy them. Aznom's wood veneer finish decorates the exterior and cabin, which also gets a unique leather trim. Riding on 18-inch TSW Pace rims shod with Yokohama rubber, Aznom will only produce 12 examples, each one individually numbered and personalized for their owners. We'll have to wait a few years to see if the Chateau gets better with age like the vino it transports.

Images in the gallery below and press release after the jump. Please enjoy responsibly.

[Source: Aznom via Luxurylaunches.com]

PRESS RELEASE

Pleasure, Emotion, Pragmatism, Elegance.
These are the basic items of the new interpretation of the Mini Clubman signed Aznom.
So the new Mini Chateaux is born, a Mini that, thanks to its name evokes the elegance of the world of the Grands Chateaux; for this reason in its car trunk has found place a 6 bottles (and chalices) wine-cellar completely caulked and shock absorbent built up with the same wood and leather selected for the car.

Concerning the inner features, the match of aged / gaucho leather and alcantara creates a warm vintage atmosphere that embraces the passengers in a special trip of elegance, emotion and tradition.
In order to make this car version really special, we chose to couple a more "classic" style leather with an unconventional/eccentric old-looking one.

Regarding the car body , the exterior paint pearly-changeable brown has been matched with a sandy/gold metallic paint selected for the top, for part of bumpers and other details shaping up the whole car style creating an ideally separation between top and body, mostly thanks to the wide side windows that lightens the top part of the car.

The really distinguishing element is the precious wood used internally and externally.
Inside (glossy finished) for some details of dashboard and doors.
Outside (mat and weather resistant finished) for the top part of back bumper, head lamps frame, underlining so the back doors, emblmatic element, typical of the Mini Clubman version.

So, we wish in this way to dedicate to the legendary Mini Clubman a really brand-new interpretation, worthy of being its modern heiress.

The chose alloy wheels TSW "Pace" are elegant and sporty same time, and thanks to the generous dimensions of 18" equipped with 205/40 tyres Yokohama S-Drive has been put a stress on the peculiar dynamic vocation that all along distinguishes the Mini style.

The Mini Chateaux will be realized in a limited edition of sole 12 really exclusive samples characterized by numbered labels completed with the name of the lucky owners.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm speechless. Well, except for saying that I'm speechless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I quite like the interior, except for that leather trim work that looks like it's been carved... too busy. The materials and colors are beautiful, but i'm with LloydChiro, this would be much better suited to a more luxurious vehicle. A Jaguar XJ, perhaps.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an ugly, ugly, little vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The perfect car for Laguna Seca - turn 8 at least.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Try doing that with an original Mini. People may get a buzz or a kick out of that. I wouldn't try it with our original, but go ahead. If anyone does that, Autoblog, please tell. Party in a box or a go kart.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They installed all that stuff and it can only carry six bottles?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, a non-Clubman could manage four bottles, max.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, too bad. If they had converted a Clubman, they could have fit 8 or 9 in there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I kind of like it. I think it would be better with a bigger car like a Mercedes CL where the ride is smooth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They've turned the Mini into the Family Truckster?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pimp My Ride called...they want to know why on earth someone else would build stupid vehicles like theirs
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Rootus

      Cars and other inanimate objects have sexual orientation? I had no idea.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for the model that allows me to store boxed wine in the boot.
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