The Geneva Motor Show 2019 will be kicking things off tonight with a couple of special events. The official press days start tomorrow when the gates will open for the media representatives. Everyone will most likely be most interested in the world premieres at the show and the latest technologies introduced but some crazy people are going in with cars that are nearly 60 years old. The guys from David Brown Automotive, for example, will bring three remastered Mini models to showcase their skills.
They are specialized in bringing old cars back to life and their most famous models are the Speedback GT versions that have been featured in a variety of magazines. This year, they will have a 250 sq. m. stand at Geneva where five of their cars will be on display. From those five, three will be classic Minis that have been brought back to life. David Brown calls them remastered Minis and that’s a good term for them.
One Mini Remastered car is kitted out in ‘Dark Necessities’ finish, black with gold flake and also a gold roof coach line. This color scheme is complemented by an all-black interior to continue its rock ‘n’ roll feel. Another Mini Remastered is built around a beach theme, with a Webasto panoramic sun roof, marine-grade waterproof leather mixed with Kvadrat premium fabric on the interior, and a two-tone, three-layer exterior that includes a matte finish around the glass pillars.
The third Mini Remastered portrays an alpine and ski theme with bespoke mountain-scape graphics, handcrafted bonnet straps, British sheepskin wool mats and a handcrafted, bespoke picnic set. Setting the car apart, a bespoke mirror-polished stainless steel and teak roof rack features with handmade skis, handcrafted by British-based company, PFD. All three will be on display, to show the world what can be done when passion gets mixed with classic automotive icons. Unfortunately, for now, we only have a couple of teaser photos of the cars, but once the gates open, more will surely come.