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The Radford MINI is back

Forty years after Radford coachbuilders made the original Mini de Ville, Harold Radford Coachbuilders is applying its coach building skills to the BMW Mini.

All four of the Beatles had Radford coachbuilt Minis, and Peter Sellers bought one as a present for Britt Ekland.

Marc Eden, managing director of Harold Radford Coachbuilders, said: ‘Today, the BMW Mini has generated an explosion in aftermarket accessorising.

“But we are showing how coachbuilding and contemporary design skills can answer the demand for individual expression at the highest level, just as Radford coachbuilt Mini owners found 40 years ago.

The Mini pictured here is a Radford design based on the Cooper S. It has a supercharged engine developing 265bhp, adjustable, lowered suspension, AP brakes, 18-inch Konig alloy wheels, colour coordinated bodywork, re-trimmed red/charcoal Alcantara interior with deep pile carpets and additional instrumentation.

This particular Mini would cost £30,000, although Eden said that all cars are tailored to customer preference so no two cars are priced the same.

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