Following his headline performance at MINI’s 50th Birthday extravaganza at Silverstone last year, mod rock legend Paul Weller has collaborated with the BMW owned brand to create a one off car which will be sold in a live global online auction. All proceeds from this one month auction will go to charities Nordoff Robins (music therapy services) and War Child, which helps kids living in war zones.

Weller’s inspiration for the design – featuring pink and brown stripes with a single silver line running up the bonnet and over the roof – came from the colours of a Ben Sherman shirt he designed for the clothing brand some years ago.

“I’ve always loved and driven MINIs so when I was given the opportunity to design a bespoke Cooper I wanted to create something that reflected the mood and colours associated with the Mod era, which was also the classic Mini’s hey day. I’d already expressed these colours in a shirt I designed for Ben Sherman a few years ago, so it made sense to me to continue the theme using a MINI Cooper as a palate,” said Weller, also known as the The Modfather.

Weller’s MINI is a 2009 Cooper with 17” Crown Spoke alloys, black leather, Bluetooth, front heated seats, and Chili Pack. Bidding started on 11 November at www.paulwellerminiauction.com. The car is on display in MINI’s flagship showroom on Park Lane, London for the duration of the auction. Images after the jump.

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