• Jun 5th 2009 at 6:02PM
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Park Lane Rolls Royce MINI - click for gallery

People love to imagine bigger and better things for the long-running MINI. Whether it's a new Speedster version or a revived MINI Moke, the platform inspires daydreaming. Apparently, it aspires, too, to a more pimed out existence. Rumors of a Rolls Royce-branded MINI have been floating around recently, stoked most recently by a series of pictures taken recently at London's famous Park Lane MINI dealership. Sadly, this is not a production Rolls MINI. Instead, this is a MINI made for "a recent dealer event," and a MINI spokesperson told Theswitchback that a MINI Rolls has not yet been approved for production. Sorry.

Still, anyone who's going to do any speculation about the MINI Rolls could use this car as inspiration: it's got magnolia-colored leather practically everywhere, including the roof lining and the air vents. Everything else is covered in walnut wood and glossy black piano trim. It may not be a production previer, but it is pretty pretty.

[Source: Total MINI via MotoringFile]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Months Ago
      the bmw thing is mini in name only, the last mini was the 2000 rover mini.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow! that is the most amazing thing i have ever read. Why in the world will Rolls Royce make a mini.


      Indian Car Advisor (Carazoo.com)
      • 8 Months Ago
      I have to agree with DI Guru, I was intrigued but the reality was a little disappointing. They should have taken the concept somewhere a little more extreme!

      • 8 Months Ago
      this no doubt stirred up people's curiosity, which is why i am here. =)

      a cross over between the two is possible. however, looking at the photos, there is very little RR resemblance, be it interior or exterior. look like a slightly modified mini more than anything else.
      • 8 Months Ago
      BMW is just money hungry lately. First they slap an M badge on their SUV, then a useless 5 series GT, and now slapping a Rolls badge on a Mini?


      This is going to piss off a lot of Rolls buyers once they see their prestigious badge all over town on a bunch of Minis.
        • 8 Months Ago
        It's not a production vehicle and is unlikely to ever be, so Rolls Royce buyers have nothing to worry about.
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