added: 10 Dec 2010 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Saturday 11th December will be the final chance to bid for the unique Paul Weller Mini Cooper. The support so far has been outstanding with the highest bid currently standing at £15,750.
One month ago, Nordoff Robbins and War Child announced that they would be the two beneficiaries of an exclusive charity auction for a car created through the collaboration of mod rock legend, Paul Weller, and iconic car brand, Mini.
One of the most influential figures in British music, Paul Weller, came together with one of the most iconic British brands of all time, Mini, and designed an exclusive and unique car to raise money for Nordoff Robbins and War Child, two charities very close to Weller's heart.
Paul Weller commented 'I've always loved and driven Minis so when Mini asked me to be their ambassador last year, it felt a natural thing to do. I was given the opportunity to design my own Mini Cooper and the colours on the car were inspired by a shirt I designed for Ben Sherman that I loved a few years back.
Nordoff Robbins is the charity that really uses music to transform the lives of kids and adults who are ill or disabled, helping them to engage and communicate with others. They're endlessly fundraising to help and support these vulnerable people.
Paul Weller has always been an avid Mini fan and has collected numerous models throughout the years. As part of Minis 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 a 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. It has a 1.6 petrol engine and goes from 0-62 mph in 9.1 seconds, with a top speed of 127 mph.
The auction closes at midnight on Saturday 11th December www.paulwellerminiauction.com