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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Buy the Mini that Madonna immortalised in song – in pictures

The American pop star's down-to-earth ride will cost you rather more than a regular Mini

As evergreen pop icon Madonna celebrates her 60th birthday on Thursday, one Madge super-fan has the chance to buy a piece of her automotive history: a Mini Cooper S that she immortalised in song.

Madonna originally bought the black, 1.6-litre, three-door Mini in 2002, and it was her personal car when she was living in London with movie director Guy Ritchie. The couple married in 2000, but announced their divorce in 2008.

The Mini will forever be part of her discography, with the first single/title track of her 2003 album American Life featuring the words: “I drive my Mini Cooper, and I'm feeling super-dooper.” Perhaps not her finest lyrical work, but there you go.

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The car, which is up for sale on British car website Auto Trader for £55,000 (Dh256,743), has a mere 25,000 miles (40,234 kilometres) on the clock.

To give you some idea of the added value provided by its famous owner, this Mini Cooper is more than 10 times the price of most similar models currently being advertised on Auto Trader.

She was photographed by paparazzi several times while driving the car, which she sold after four years, and there are stored destinations in the satnav used by the star herself.

The car is fully optioned-up and signed on the bodyshell and under the bonnet by workers from Mini’s Oxford plant. It also comes with post-factory privacy glass, as well as documents featuring both Madonna and Ritchie’s names.

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