TIME Autos

David Bowie Designed the Coolest MINI Cooper Ever

Richard Newton—BMW David Bowie's Mirror MINI

For a London museum's contest

David Bowie, the genre-defying musical legend who died unexpectedly Sunday, had a long list of accomplishments from albums to acting roles. As it turns out, he was pretty great at designing ridiculously cool cars, too.

Back in 1999, London’s Design Museum marked the 40th anniversary of the iconically British Mini with a celebrity design contest. Among the entrants was Bowie, who designed the above mirror-plated Mini. It’s so perfectly easy to imagine The Thin White Duke rolling up to a concert in this, twisting and contorting to secure his escape.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team