Garrison Keillor-autographed 2010 MINI Cooper S via AutoTrader
If you're a fan of literature and graffiti, this 2010 MINI Cooper S may be just what you're looking for. Signed by Garrison Keillor and 17 other Penguin authors, the car offers a unique chance to marry the love of fiction with the love of driving--in real life.
Not surprisingly, the seller of the car expects a hefty price premium fo the author-autographed automobile: the asking price is $30,000. While that's not too far out of the ballpark for a 2010 MINI Cooper S, this particular example has 15,750 miles on the odo, and a whole of bunch of permaning ink scrawling on the dash.
The seller actually claims the car is a 2010 MINI Cooper SD, but we expect that's a simple typo--the Cooper SD, spied here, is the diesel version of the Cooper S. It isn't expected for sale until later next year, and it's not confirmed for the U.S..
Beyond the arguably valuable silver pen markings across the dash, doors, and steering wheel, the Penguin MINI Cooper features a pretty mild set of standard features: an MP3/CD stereo, automatic transmission, black cloth upholstery, and a fresh coat of orange and black exterior paint.
In addition to Keillor's signature, the special edition MINI Cooper also features the marks of William Kennedy, Geraldine Brooks, Michael Pollan, Sue Monk Kidd, Jan Karon, Rosanne Cash and several others. The car is located in New York City.