Paul Weller modded Mini created for charity auction

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Paul Weller, otherwise known as the Modfather, has created a one-off Mini Cooper that is going up for auction to raise money for charity.

The British musician gave the 2009 Mini Cooper an eye-catching paintjob featuring pink and brown stripes running from front to rear and a single silver line running right down the car's middle.

Weller, a former member of 1970s band The Jam, got his inspiration for the design from a shirt that he created for another British brand – Ben Sherman. The car is being sold to raise funds for two charities – War Child and Nordoff Robbins.

"I wanted to create something that reflected the mood and colours associated with the Mod era, which was also the classic Mini's heyday," said Weller.

"I'd already expressed these colours in a shirt I designed for Ben Sherman a few years ago, so it made sense to me to continue the theme using a MINI Cooper as a palate.

Bidding has already started on paulwellerminiauction.com and will run for one month from today.

"War Child is an amazing organisation which works tirelessly to provide protection for kids who live in some of the world's most dangerous places - Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and DRC," said Weller.

"Nordoff Robbins is the charity that really uses music to transform the lives of kids and adults fundraising to help and support these vulnerable people."

The base car is a 2009 Mini Cooper with a Chili Pack and features 17-inch alloys, leather seats and Bluetooth. It would normally sell for £17,920, but all the proceeds are going to the charity in this case.