The Cars That Money Can't Buy - Mini Rocketman

Wed 21st Feb 2018

Sometimes your chequebook won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never get made.

Mini Rocketman
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Rocketman concept was a tribute to Brit Rock and Roll legend Elton John – however, old Reg was larger than life and this mini mini was anything but.

This three-door hatchback was a foot shorter than the Mini Hatch, a glass roof, etched with the Union Flag and was only slightly bigger than the original mini.

Described by Yahoo! as ‘the weirdest concept Mini yet’, like all the best concept cars, this one was rumoured to go for full production after it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. Mini denied those rumours in 2012, however as recently as 2017 there were reports that Mini were looking to do something a little different with their future EVs, sparking speculation that the Rocketman, minus the rocket fuel, would be ready for lift-off.