Baby you can drive Ringo’s car: Starr’s Mini Cooper up for auctionOn November 11, 2017 by Maybell
Bonhams is auctioning off a 1966 Mini Cooper ‘S’ once owned by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. It’s expected to fetch US$120,000 – 160,000. From Bonhams:
The Mini was the standout motoring icon of the 1960s, so it was only to be expected that that era’s defining popular music act – The Beatles – would all own examples of Alec Issigonis’ motoring masterpiece. But while it is relatively easy to carry your guitar around in a Mini, a set of drums is another matter entirely, and it is said that Ringo stipulated that his must be able to accommodate a drum kit, making it different from those purchased for the other members of the ‘Fab Four’. The solution to the lack-of-space/accessibility problem was a hatchback conversion, which coachbuilder Harold Radford was offering as an option on its up-market Mini de Ville GT, introduced in October 1965.
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