Mike Stevens | Nov 20, 2009

FOLLOWING A REPORT that Rolls-Royce and MINI would be teaming for a special Rolls-customised MINI, British website Autocar reports today that the project has been 'greenlit'.

If the report is to be believed, BMW - owner of both British marques - has approved a limited run of bespoke MINIs.

The special edition Rolls-Royce customised MINIs are expected to offer a more luxurious interior, while few modifications to the exterior design or fit-out are expected.

The BMW source reportedly told Autocar that the special MINIs will be "totally individual" and that the aim of the project is to create "niche vehicles".

Bespoke coachbuilt MINIs are not a new concept, with the likes of actor Peter Sellers paying up to four times the car's sticker price in the 1960s to have custom super-luxury versions built.

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