David Brown Automotive has announced a collaboration with one of the UK’s best-known amplification brands, Marshall. DBA, which was founded in 2013 to build bespoke new cars and meticulously restored examples of the original British Mini, has partnered with the Milton Keynes-based manufacturer to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
The result is 60 examples of the Mini Remastered Marshall Edition, each meticulously tuned up with a full set of unique audio kit.
Taking DBA’s Mini Remastered as a starting point – a hand-built restoration with a vast array of customisation options, as well as uprated finishes, fixtures, and technology – the Marshall Edition comes in a bespoke black and gold colour scheme that evokes the finishes used on the firm’s mighty range of guitar amplifiers.
Additional equipment includes a bespoke Marshall amplifier mounted in the leather-lined boot, and a radiator grille that mirrors the mesh used on the amps.
Marshall gold accents are paired with chrome, hand-painted coachlines and pinstripes and the iconic Marshall ‘signature’ logo on the doors.
There are also splashes of gold on the interior, as well as a repeat of the mesh on the door cards and a few more Marshall logos scattered around.
Marshall’s team were also involved in the in-car audio set-up, adding new speakers in the doors and dash-top. You can charge your Marshall Motif wireless headphones in the glovebox, while the DSL1 Combo amp in the boot (which has its own independent power supply) is joined by a Marshall Emberton Bluetooth speaker for portable sounds.
Based in Silverstone, DBA’s flagship project is the Aston Martin-inspired Speedback GT, a hand-built £500,000 sports car built on Jaguar XKR underpinnings. The Remastered Minis are also carefully hand-crafted, with all mechanical bits given a thorough rebuild and overhaul, alongside hand-stitched leather and other signature touches.
The standard Mini Remastered starts at just under £100,000, with special editions priced on application. Each Mini Remastered Marshall Edition sold will include a donation to the Music Venue Trust, a charity founded to help the UK’s grassroots music venues.
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