A COOL CUSTOMER. THE MINI ICE CREAM VAN.
Throughout the years, and really since their first appearance, Minis have been used for different purposes – with the car’s body often changed to fit different tasks. Such was the case with the Mini Wildgoose, where a British coach builder turned a simple Mini into a motorhome, complete with all neccesary amenities.
One of the most delightful of these conversions is the unique-looking Mini Ice Cream Van. While there have been multiple designs and iterations of the ice cream van Mini idea, none are as famous as this version, with the iconic bulging roof.
The Mini Ice Cream Van is affectionately called the Batmobile Mini by many, although it delivers icy goodness instead of justice. The reason for this is that the Batmobile Mini, which was created from the classic Mini Pickup – with just the roof and back removed – took its design inspiration from an unusual place: the 1960’s Batman television show starring Adam West. Parallels to the show’s Batmobile are evident even without having to put them next to each other, as both have “big eyes”; the Batmobile around the cockpit and the Mini above it.
ONE OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL OF THESE CONVERSIONS IS THE UNIQUE-LOOKING MINI ICE CREAM VAN.
THE MINI ONE-OFF SERIES.
During the 2022 European Championships a number of unique MINI cars can be seen at the Königsplatz in Munich. Whether they were created for movies, noble causes, or designed by celebrities to show the world the many faces of MINI’s personality, we love them all equally.