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