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#31 A-Cell

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

Are you sure it is a Cooper S and not just a Mk1? Front valance looks like standard Mk1 - does not have angled stiffener or oil cooler mounting.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

Oooh nice.

I would say recomission it and keep it as an unrestored car. Nice charm and Patina.

If the engine is original and the shell is original I would say 7 - 10k

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

It is a genuine 's' . are the heritage certificates worth there money or not really dies anyone know ? Will try and put up some more piccys !



Heritage certficates aren't worth much without the car they belong to.


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What's that lever for?



I would guess that that is a headlamp flasher. On the Mk1 the main beam switch was mounted on the floor and there was no provision for just flashing the lights.

heritage certificates is somthing like 100 quid if im thinking of the right documents :lol: .



A heritage certificate costs £40 from British Motor Heritage.

Compare yours with this one....yours is far more desirable having the original shell.

http://www.i-bidder....197/lot-2189207#

Guide price..£8-9000



That car was withdrawn from sale. I wonder if the legitimacy of the shell was called into question. Also as it is not the correct shell for the year it was seriously over valued.

Are you sure it is a Cooper S and not just a Mk1? Front valance looks like standard Mk1 - does not have angled stiffener or oil cooler mounting.



The oil cooler was optional until some way into 1966, so this car may have been supplied without and oil cooler, hence no diagonal bracket on the front panel.

Oooh nice.

I would say recomission it and keep it as an unrestored car. Nice charm and Patina.

If the engine is original and the shell is original I would say 7 - 10k


May be a bit difficult to just recommission as the sills look a bit crispy and the roof is holed.

But I agree with the value as nearly all the parts are there and if the stripped engine is Cooper parts.

Edited by surfblue63, 09 February 2013 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

Are you sure it is a Cooper S and not just a Mk1? Front valance looks like standard Mk1 - does not have angled stiffener or oil cooler mounting.



The oil cooler was optional until some way into 1966, so this car may have been supplied without and oil cooler, hence no diagonal bracket on the front panel.

However the S BIW was constructed with the different pieces in West Works, before rotodip and paint, so all had the correct bodies, irrespective of the spec in final assembly. This would mean oil cooler provision was on all bodies. Also the reinforcements for RH tank fitment, boot board brackets, etc.
Not a criticism just things to check to verify provenance.

For £40 a heritage cert would be good to have in my opinion.
Good luck with the restoration

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hi it was built week 36 of 1965 so oil cooler was optional I believe I have had the British mini club verify what it actually is for Dvla log book purposes.
Thanks for all your comments guys. Certainly food for thought .😝

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Get on the Mini Cooper forum maybe? Sure they will be able to tell you whats what?

That steering wheel you have is fetching more than 100 quid on ebay right now with just under 5 hours to go.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

Steely do you have an item number ? Cause I can't find any info on my steering wheel !

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d094038f3

thats the same!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Quick bit of advice, get that front bumper restored ie; re-chromed Mk1 Bumpers are slightly longer and you can't really get hold of them now :)

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Are they Noah? I got one with three stud, looks early.. Looks nos.. Been in the workshop for donkeys..

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Are they Noah? I got one with three stud, looks early.. Looks nos.. Been in the workshop for donkeys..


Yesh, The bumper ends go further back to wards the wheel arch...

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See how my bumpers only go up to the arch? if I took the arches off there'd be a larger gap of un covered metal, now look at the first picture of the car and how far back the bumper goes.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Says it in Mini Mag in Quinten Wilson's car he had the bumpers recreated.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d094038f3

thats the same!


Thats the one!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Are they Noah? I got one with three stud, looks early.. Looks nos.. Been in the workshop for donkeys..


Early MK1 bumpers are 5 stud

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

I would be interested in that at £6k its begging to be restored. If its anything like my mk1 nearly every panel needed replacing and with interior and engine build you would be looking at around £15k+ for a full restoration to concours




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