RE: David Brown Automotive Mini 'Day Tripper'

RE: David Brown Automotive Mini 'Day Tripper'

Thursday 6th June

David Brown Automotive Mini 'Day Tripper'

Do you like to be beside the seaside? The latest David Brown Mini could be just the ticket



Remember the David Brown Mini 'Remastered'? In much the same vein as Singer's 'reimagined' Porsches, it takes an original car and thoroughly renovates it, bringing it up to a condition which its progenitors could only have dreamt of it one day reaching. That not only means a sumptuously redesigned interior, where swathes of leather and tastefully integrated modcons abound, but also 95hp and 87lb ft from its original 1,330cc engine. Oh, and a £100,000 price tag.

Now the company - which also builds the Aston Martin DB5-inspired Speedback GT - has a new version to entice those wealthy enough to afford it. The same basic car as before, it comes equipped with a Webasto electric panoramic sunroof, beneath which can be found an interior clad in beach-themed marine-grade waterproof PU leather and Kvadrat premium fabric.

This is mirrored by a two-tone exterior theme, in this case 'Day Tripper White' and 'Electron Blue' and again features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It sounds like a thoroughly lovely way to traverse the city on a summer's day, or pop down to the coast from your country home. Then again, for the price of a barely-used V12 Vantage S, it ought to be!




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Rumblestripe

Original Poster:

1,135 posts

104 months

Thursday 6th June
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One hundred thousand of your English pounds and "PU Leather"?

Really?

Putting aside the "imaginative" price tag, it's a nice looking little thing

NateWM

1,574 posts

121 months

Thursday 6th June
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Would be a lovely little thing to own but that price tag! Suppose its a drop in the ocean for most of those wealthy enough to even consider it.

fernando the frog

179 posts

10 months

Thursday 6th June
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gopping interior

ES335

111 posts

108 months

Thursday 6th June
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"She's a big teaser
She took me half way there"

Sounds like they've got the name just about right for an overpriced piece of fluff.

B17NNS

18,429 posts

189 months

Thursday 6th June
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Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
beach-themed marine-grade waterproof PU leather
So plastic then rolleyes

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
In much the same vein as Singer's 'reimagined' Porsches, it takes an original car and thoroughly renovates it
Don't have a Singer options list to hand but I'm pretty sure chintzy Halfords rear lights and E90 shark fins aren't on it.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
Now the company - which also builds the Aston Martin DB5-inspired Speedback GT


There's those rear lights again, this time on a re-bodied XKR. That arse. Those wheels. My poor eyes.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
Webasto electric panoramic sunroof
I approve.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
This is mirrored by a two-tone exterior theme, in this case 'Day Tripper White' and 'Electron Blue'
Paint looks good.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
It will be off the shelf, dreadful to use and date quickly, leave it out, use your phone if you need to. This is an analogue car. An Eagle E-Type doesn't have Apple CarPlay. A JIA Interceptor R doesn't have Android Auto.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
It sounds like a thoroughly lovely way to traverse the city on a summer's day, or pop down to the coast from your country home
It won't be. It's a classic Mini. It will be noisy, slow, cramped, uncomfortable and unsafe just like a Mini should be. It'll also be bags of fun. You can still buy 90% of the fun for 15% of the price.

Pistonheads copy and paste press release department said:
the price of a barely-used V12 Vantage S
If you really, really must drop £100k on a classic Mini go and have a chat with the boys at Retro Power


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monzaxjr

132 posts

88 months

Thursday 6th June
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You would have to be tripping to pay that. David Brown deserves an almighty kick in the cock.

Edited by monzaxjr on Thursday 6th June 17:34

996TT02

2,901 posts

82 months

Thursday 6th June
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It's a very confused "design".

Moto-lita wooden wheel and touchscreen?

Stupid sharkfin?

Mostly classic/retro outside, modern totally meh seats and door trim inside?

The trim detail around the eyeball vents, visible on the RHS... well, it's not really there, is it.

Lots of options to spend 100k on. A 5k Mini is not one of them.

redroadster

911 posts

174 months

Thursday 6th June
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Fiat 500 abarth convertible 25k job done .

Billy_Whizzzz

1,126 posts

85 months

Thursday 6th June
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Jesus. That’s a total shocker. Who buys tat like that?

Escort3500

4,549 posts

87 months

Thursday 6th June
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On a par with their Speedback. Just horrible.

RushDom

186 posts

36 months

Thursday 6th June
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I wondered where the air vents from my SLK had gone!

CS Garth

1,938 posts

47 months

Thursday 6th June
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One for the wealthier crack enthusiast

Nerdherder

719 posts

39 months

Thursday 6th June
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Want to read all about classic Mini’s and mad bike engined experiments with old shells etc, but not this sh£te on PH please.

nav p

323 posts

129 months

Thursday 6th June
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serious. Genuine question have they sold any of these??

ES335

111 posts

108 months

Friday 7th June
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PS - A worthy successor to the Aston Martin Cygnet.

Evilex

465 posts

46 months

Friday 7th June
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Looks like they've remastered the steering wheel to the wrong side, too.

Could they not find a right-hooker?

FWDRacer

3,551 posts

166 months

Friday 7th June
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Needs to be put out of business for crimes against automotive decency.

What sort of monied smackhead pays 100K for this tat?



Edited by FWDRacer on Friday 7th June 14:09

Sandpit Steve

180 posts

16 months

Friday 7th June
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ES335 said:
PS - A worthy successor to the Aston Martin Cygnet.
And at only three times the price!

PGNSagaris

2,107 posts

108 months

Friday 7th June
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stupid price but not as much of a munter as his Speedback horror show

Prefer mine at less than a tenth of the price


carinaman

13,593 posts

114 months

Friday 7th June
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I wouldn't pickett.