Ringo Stars Mini
Ringo Starr’s Mini made its way to our workshop after it was purchased by former Spice Girl, Geri Horner (Helliwell) who bought the 1966 Mini Cooper S Radford at Bonham’s for £102,000. I have known Christian Horner for a while and shared cars in some races so we were the obvious choice for recommissioning the car.
Ringo’s car stands out as he asked that his Mini be able to accommodate a full drum kit in the rear, so Radford incorporated a folding rear seat and a rear hatch that opened upwards to allow for easy loading and unloading. LLO 836D’ was registered in May 1966 and registration passed to Richard Starkey (Ringo’s real name) on 15th June 1967. He kept the car until it was sold in December 1968. It will be good to see the Ringo Star Mini appearing at some of the more discerning car shows in the next few years accompanied by its famous owner.
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