16 September 2019
Luxury niche vehicle manufacturer David Brown Automotive is to increase production of its Mini Remastered model at its Silverstone Park premises with the addition of a special limited edition version of the car.
The Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition will be limited to a run of just 60 models – to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever Mini being produced in 1959.
Build of the car inside David Brown Automotive’s 18,000 sq ft premises is scheduled to start early next year. Prices will start at £98,000.00 excluding taxes.
The business already manufactures the Mini Remastered model – a modern day twist on a motoring icon.
This is achieved with latest engineering techniques and materials while also staying faithful to traditional ‘coachbuilding’ methods.
An estimated 50 Mini Remastered models (c.£90,000.00) will have been built by the end of this year – exports include Hong Kong, Australia, the Middle East and the USA – and the company hopes to produce 100 of them in 2020.
Notably Mini Remastered is manufactured alongside David Brown Automotive’s other star creation – the Sixties-inspired ‘grand tourer’ Speedback GT and Speedback Silverstone Edition which can cost upwards of £625,000.00.
Approximately 40 people – from technicians to trainees/apprentices – are employed by the business.
Its premises are part of an initial build of 13 new industrial units by Silverstone Park developer MEPC within the estate’s Enterprise Zone. These have now all been successfully let to businesses operating in high-tech engineering and manufacturing.
MEPC has just revealed details of its next speculative development within Silverstone Park’s Enterprise Zone which will include nine new units providing 140,000 sq ft of industrial/workshop premises.
Enterprise Zone status offers qualifying occupiers business rates relief of up to £55,000 per annum for five years.