posted 5 years ago

MINI London 2012 Special Edition

The MINI London 2012 Special Edition brings the spirit of the Olympics to the roads.

The MINI London 2012 Special Edition brings the spirit of the Olympics to the roads. This specification is remarkable. For starters, the piano-black dashboard has been etched with landmarks such as: Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station, and the London Eye. This complements the London 2012 logo that is stitched to the dark leather seats. These feature Union Jack inspired detailing for hard-core patriots. This striking theme continues on the hand brake, gear-stick gaiter, and mats. The once-in-a-lifetime MINI London 2012 Special Edition also has extras such as its: DAB radio, air-conditioning, and cruise control.

Hold tight, there is more. This Special Edition is available in MINI Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S, and Cooper SD trims. Olympic lovers then choose either a red, white, or blue finish. I suspect you can guess why. Its exterior has a thin Union Jack style stripe racing along the bonnet, roof, and rear tailgate. Various London 2012 logos sit nearby, complementing the 17” alloy wheels that are only available on this particular specification.

But there is a problem. Whereas the MINI London 2012 Special Edition will be tremendous fun next year - what about 2015? How will this time sensitive machine be perceived as a second-hand purchase? Some motorists will claim it is a highly desirable future classic, for others it will be old news the moment the Olympics end. Either way, prices range from £17,800 to £20,860. Best be quick, production is limited to 2,012 cars.