Mini Convertible Seaside Edition 2023 celebrates 30 years of Mini soft top
There have been shops specializing in Mini convertibles since the 1960s. Heinz had Crayford Convertibles produce 57 Mini droptops as part of a competition in 1966. But Mini did not produce convertibles due to the factory. support until 1993, when the parent company Rover sent the car to one of the dealers in Germany has been producing its own soft tops for two years. BMW won’t buy a Rover until 1994. That doesn’t stop the Munich company from celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first official Mini ‘drophead’ with this 2023 Mini Convertible Seaside Edition. If you like your special editions screaming about special edition nature, then this one is for you — it’s packed with graphics.
Externally, the front bumper features a special multicolor blue graphic featuring the stylized number 30 created for this model. That image reappears on the side vent with the word “Seaside” in orange. A double trainer line runs from that vent to the rear. The words Seaside appear next to the passenger again brake light, and again on the threshold with double stripes. The center caps? They say Mini. But they do have 30 graphics and a new 18-inch wheel design that is meant to be “reminiscent of the vibrating waves in the water.” Even the key gets a special edition treatment as the half fob is dark green, remade into a thalassic-themed sculpture with the word Seaside hidden behind it.
Inside the Carbon Black leather interior, Seaside shows up in orange on the sports steering wheel. Graphic 30 is embossed on the dashboard, accompanied by the words “30 years convertible” on the passenger side. And a badge with embellished graphics floor mats,
The Mini Convertible Seaside 2023 version will be available from February next year on Cooper and Cooper S, and can be selected in Nanuq White or Caribbean Aqua colors.