Psychedelic Mini celebrates 50

* Art-inspired car * By ex-Beatles, The Who and Elton John designer * Part of Mini's 50th anniversary celebrations...

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What Car? Staff
14 Oct 2008 10:45 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Well, it's certainly an eye-catching way to kick-off the Mini's 50th birthday celebrations!

This unique Mini's paint job has been designed by artist Alan Aldridge, who is best known for designing album covers for musicians including the Beatles, The Who and Elton John.

An original Mini received a similar paint job in 1965, and Aldridge's effort is a reinterpretation of that work. The Mini includes male-inspired designs on the driver's side and female-inspired designs on the passenger side.

The car is on display in The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes exhibition, which runs at the Design Museum in London until January 2009.