• Mar 30th 2012 at 8:59AM
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Back in 1967, Mini shocked the world by winning the Monte Carlo Rally. The man behind the wheel was one Rauno Aaltonen, and now Mini is honoring the Finnish driving legend with a special edition bearing his name.

Available (in parts of Europe, anyway) on the classic three-door hatchback with either the Cooper or Cooper S engine spec, the Rauno Aaltonen edition comes painted red, while white features prominently on the roof, stripes up the hood, down the back and across the quarter-panels, side mirrors, hood intake and 17-inch wheels. Inside, Aaltonen's signature graces the speedo and the leather-wrapped steering wheel is unique as well.

The best part is that buyers of the Cooper S Rauno Aaltonen get a day of instruction at the ice-driving school run by the honoree's son Tino Aaltonen. Check out the special edition in the high-res image gallery.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Brett Fisher
      • 3 Years Ago
      I swear MINI just keeps these special edition cars rolling out for marketing on Autoblog.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, two new pointless Mini articles in the same week! Sales must be down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty awesome! I like it!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it. I used to have two 1967 Mini's in Spain which i got lucky in 1984 & bought my first 1967 Mini which was in mint condition with only 40,000 kmp on it for $150.00 & then i bought another one which didn't run anymore but i bought it for the parts which were very hard to find & i paid $50.00 for it & they made them in 3 different engines. Then i went to Munich on vacation in 2002 & i saw a Mini show room & that's when i saw my first BMW Mini & the price was very good, 15,000 Euros which at that time the Euro was about the same as the US dollar. This new special edition is the best I've seen & worth every cent & I Love it : )