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Swarovski-Studded MINI Cooper Crowned “American Icon”

Posted in BMW, Car Accessories, Car Photography, Cars, Compact Cars, Cooper, Custom, Design, Foreign Cars, Mini, Newsworthy, Pop Culture by Suzanne Denbow | November 18th, 2008 | 1 Response |

Dubbed “The American Icon” the MINI Cooper pictured above was created by the well-meaning hands of Ken and Annie Burkitt of Ontario, Canada as a representation of all things American. Covered with 1 million meticulously placed Swarovski crystals, The American Icon features the jeweled likeness of 10 different American symbols, including Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and the American flag. Currently on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum at Piccadilly Circus in London, anonymous tipsters have informed us that U.S. Ambassadors in London have promised a £700 reward to anyone who successfully wrestles the Burkitt’s away from their Bedazzler.

Full gallery after the jump

Source: Autoblog.nl via RpmGo.com

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  1. Josh says:

    Why is the AMERICAN icon car here a BRITISH-made car?