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Following on from Pikapin's thread on Victorio & Lucchino from 13th Nov, here's some in-progress MINI art from Sweden http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=206428

I won't (probably can't :rolleyes: ) translate the whole article but I'll give you the gist:

This is something a local tv station and newspaper have been following over the Autumn and now the car's nearly ready. It's a MINI One that's being given a specially commissioned paint job by one of Sweden's top artists, Ernst Billgren. The resulting car will be auctioned off with profits going to the child cancer charity Barncancerfonden.

The paintwork itself cost in excess of 100,000 kronor (£7,500). And they reckon the car will sell for more than 1,000,000 kronor (£75,000). There have already been several serious offers.

Good luck to them - and it is going to a good cause :)
 

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The car finally sold for 165,000 kronor (£12,500) at auction - not as much as expected - with the profit going to the child cancer charity previously mentioned.

But the buyer decided that was too little so offered to sell it on. He managed to get 300,000 kronor (£23,000) and the profit he made he split between Barncancerfonden and a cystic fibrosis research facility in Gothenberg.

You can see a more complete picture of the car on http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=218445
 
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