That’s right, somebody back in 1969 decided this tiny MINI Cooper could benefit from a coach-build treatment and so the MINI Boomerangs was born. Created by coachbuilders Wood & Pickett based on a Cooper S Mk II, the Boomerangs will soon go under the hammer at Historics auction in Surrey, UK.
This Wood & Pickett Coach-Built MINI is a luxurious take on the iconic British car featuring special exterior and interior appointments. It has flared wheel arches, big wheels and tires, extra chrome work, and a delicate swage line running across the top of the front wings. What’s more, the car features twin Lucas LR9 spotlights, and a Webasto full length sunroof, and a bespoke Pacific Blue paint job. The 1,275 cc engine is backed by twin fuel tanks.
Inside the cabin you find Aston Martin DB6 leather seats, electric windows with Aston Martin window switches, Rolls Royce chrome handles, dark blue leather-trimmed carpets, Britax seat belts, a full width dashboard housing MGB rev counter and odometer and Jaguar auxiliary instruments, a Moto-Lita wood rim steering wheel and even a Rolls Royce cigarette lighter.
But more impressive than the specs is the history of Wood & Pickett Coach-Built MINI. At some point in its life, this car was owned by Denny Laine of the Moody Blues and for ten years a member of Sir Paul McCartney’s band Wings, and John Hammel, McCartney’s guitar technician. So it qualifies as a Rock & Roll car.
It’s a small car, this coach-built MINI, but we reckon it will shift some serious money when it’s auctioned on June 7th.