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Penguin Books sells autographed MINI Cooper

Penguin Books autographed MINI Cooper

Penguin Books has listed a 2010 MINI Cooper “SD” on AutoTrader.com.  The custom orange MINI is listed at $30,000 which also includes the top 75 books sold by Penguin Books over the last 75 years.  The listing from AutoTrader.com:

Are you or a friend or family member the ultimate literary fan? Then AutoTrader.com has posted for sale the ultimate gift for you or that special someone: a 2010 Mini Cooper SD with a dashboard signed by 18 Penguin authors, including Garrison Keillor of Lake Wobegon fame, Pulitzer Prize winning authors William Kennedy and Geraldine Brooks as well as New York Times bestselling authors Michael Pollan, Sue Monk Kidd, Jan Karon, Rosanne Cash and many more! The price reflects the unique nature of the vehicle, its excellent condition and an additional bonus: the car comes with the top 75 titles published by Penguin Books over the past 75 years, a collection of books worth about $1,200. Proceeds from the sale of the car will be donated to the New York Public Library. The vehicle comes with AM/FM/CD, MP3 player jack, air conditioning, automatic transmission, black cloth seats, orange and black exterior paint (freshly painted) and, of course, those 18 autographs in silver pen along the dashboard, doors and steering wheel. The car has about 15,750 miles on it and is currently located in New York City.

collectible of the day: MINI Motoring Hearts pin

In 2005, MINI USA debuted the Motoring Hearts campaign which partnered with VolunteerMatch and helped MINI owners find volunteer opportunities.

MINI owners who participated in the program and volunteered hours received a free MINI MOTORING HEARTS grille badge.  But one could purchase the lapel pin at a MINI dealership for $3.00.  The part number is 80 54 0 414 273.

See the previously featured Motoring Hearts brochures and MINI Motoring Hearts grille badge.


Paul Weller MINI auction ended

Paul Weller MINI Cooper

The Paul Weller MINI Cooper auction for charity has ended.  There were 39 bids between November 11, 2010 and the end of the auction on December 11, 2010.  The winning bid by Toby Smith was £20,250 ($32,000).

Some background information on the auction is on the auction website:

Paul Weller has always been an avid MINI fan and has collected numerous models throughout the years. As part of MINI’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2009, MINI fans drove from all over the world to attend a party at Silverstone at which Weller was the headline act.

He was then given this MINI Cooper which he designed the exterior of, working closely with the designers and completing the car this spring.

This MINI Cooper is the best selling model in the range and would usually retail at £14,000. The car also has £4,000 worth of customisation (alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights etc). It has a 1.6 petrol engine and goes from 0-62 mph in 9.1 seconds, with a top speed of 127 mph.

Read the full Paul Weller MINI Cooper configuration.

collectible of the day: Motoring Hearts brochures

Motoring Hearts Dealer Kit

Motoring Hearts brochure

In 2005, MINI USA debuted the Motoring Hearts campaign which partnered with VolunteerMatch and helped MINI owners find volunteer opportunities.  The MOTORING HEARTS DEALER KIT is a thick, spiral-bound brochure for MINI dealers describing the program, how it works, and how to create dealer events.  The MOTORING HEARTS brochure is a smaller, stapled brochure for MINI owners with a fold-out to create a coinholder from your cupholder.