The car is being produced strictly as a one-off for the Mini’s 50th birthday and will be given to the widow of George Harrison

The car is being produced strictly as a one-off for the Mini’s 50th birthday and will be given to the widow of George Harrison

Mini is resurrecting one of its most famous models, a car that once belonged to Beatles member George Harrison. Decked out in psychedelic paintings, the legendary Beatle Mini Cooper appeared in the rock group’s 'Magical Mystery Tour', and now Mini is dedicating a reinterpretation of Harrison's vehicle to the man himself.

The latest car is being produced strictly as a one-off for the brand's 50th birthday and will be given to Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison. The ceremony will take place at the world's biggest Mini fan event, Mini United, in the UK later this month and the car will then be auctioned off to aid a foundation that Harrison started back in 1973.

“George was a huge Mini fan and he would have enjoyed creating this new version. The fact that Mini’s anniversary celebrations will also benefit our foundation has made it an enjoyable as well as meaningful collaboration.” said Olivia Harrison.

According to Mini, Harrison's original Mini Cooper S was a gift from Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who gave each of the four members of the band one of the cars. Other sources claim that his Mini was the first place he and his friends took LSD in the 1960s after a 'friend' slipped it in their tea without telling them.