This Mini Remastered Marshall Edition goes all the way to 11

The iconic pocket-sized automobile gets a stadium's worth of audio add-ons as well as a unique visual style

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive
(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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.

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive

(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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.

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive

(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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.

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive

(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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.

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive

(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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.

Mini Remastered Marshall Edition by David Brown Automotive

(Image credit: David Brown Automotive)

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Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell is Wallpaper* magazine’s Transport and Technology Editor, a role that encompasses everything from product design to automobiles, architecture, superyachts, and gadgets. He has also written a number of books, including Concept Car Design, 21st Century House, and The New Modern House. His interests include art, music, and all forms of ephemera. He lives in South London with his family.