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Mini celebrates 50th with unique model dedicated to George Harrison

Filed by Lucire staff/May 15, 2009/11.05

Mini celebrates its 50th birthday this weekend at Silverstone, England. It has come up with a fresh interpretation of George Harrison’s extravagant original Mini to coincide with the event, using the latest R55 model as its base.
   The one-off model will be presented to Harrison’s widow, Olivia, at the Mini United event. She will accept on behalf of the Material World Charitable Foundation, a charity set up by George Harrison in 1973. The car will be auctioned in aid of the Foundation later in the year.
   Four Minis had been presented to the Beatles in 1966 by their manager, Brian Epstein. George Harrison had had his painted in a psychedelic style and the car went on to star in the 1967 film, Magical Mystery Tour.
   The unique Mini has been designed according to the wishes of Mrs Harrison and follows the 1966 models’ style.

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