All the Beatles owned a Mini at some point purchased for them by manager Brian Epstein but probably the most famous is the Radford Mini Cooper S owned by Ring Starr.
Any Classic Mini fan will know that the Mini was converted to a hatchback so Ringo could put his drum kit in the back, we recall seeing it on display at the NEC many years ago. Making this a very rare Mini indeed.
This unique Mini was auctioned at Bonhams in London on December 2nd alongside Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin and Elton John’s Bentley. The Mini was expected to fetch between £90,000 and £120,000
We believe the Mini was sold for over £100,000 and we have seen mention that it is now in the hands of ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who is married to F1’s Christian Horner. If this is correct at least it means this Mini should hopefully stay in the UK