This Mini Roadster was auctioned off for a whopping $69,000

This Mini Roadster you see above is the officially the world’s most expensive Mini Roadster. Why? For one, it was designed by Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian Vogue and second, it’s an exclusive one-off model that marks the 20th anniversary of the Life Ball charity event.

The specially-crafted Mini Roadster went under the hammer at the AIDS Solidarity Gala and raised a donation total of 54,000 euros ($69,000 USD) for HIV projects.

“The concept behind the MINI customisation is inspired by the beautiful and elegant women who in the past used to wear a scarf draped around their head when driving a convertible,” says Sozzani, citing her inspiration. And, as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development adds: “Flowers are a symbol of joy and life. And the Life Ball is always fighting for life and joy.”

– By: Omar Rana