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Amo 151 B Austin Mini Cooper S 1071 From 1964


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#1 sdenne

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:18 PM

Hello,
my name is Stefan Dennewill and I am from Germany. I had the luck to buy AMO 151 B from a 76 year old racing driver. It is an Austin Mini Cooper S 1071 from 1964 with British Motor Heritage certificate, FIA historical passport and german DMSB historical passport.
The engine is a Slark Racing 1071ccm unit from 1998. Although I have a lot of information about the car after 1998 I would like to have some information about its time in Great Britain. The last british owner was Michael Smith who restored the car and painted it in red (original colour is almond green).
If anybody has some information, please let me know.
Thank you very much
Stefan

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Edited by sdenne, 14 May 2019 - 06:51 PM.


#2 mab01uk

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:25 PM

(Warning: Best not to put your Chassis number on a public forum as someone could apply for the V5 logbook/Registration document to DVLA in UK)
 
Details below about last time taxed on road in UK from the DVLA UK website:-
 
AMO 151B
✗ Untaxed

Tax due: 23 June 1980

 
Vehicle details:-
  • Vehicle make: AUSTIN
  • Date of first registration: March 1964
  • Cylinder capacity (cc): 1275 cc
  • CO₂Emissions: Not available
  • Fuel type: PETROL
  • Euro Status: Not available
  • Export marker: No
  • Vehicle status: Not taxed
  • Vehicle colour: GREEN
  • Vehicle type approval: Not available
  • Wheelplan: 2-AXLE-RIGID BODY

Also worth asking Mini Cooper Register if they have any details:-

https://www.minicoop...rg/registers-2/

 

https://www.minicooper.org/

 


Edited by mab01uk, 14 May 2019 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:53 PM

Thank you very much,
I have deleted the chassis number.
Stefan

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:30 AM

Lovely looking car, enjoy!



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:55 AM

I think I remember seeing this for sale and being tempted by it. Glad it found a good home! 



#6 Cooperman

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:08 PM

It is interesting that the DVLA have it as a 1275 but first registered in March 1964.
The 1275 and 970 were not offered for sale until April 1964 and even then there was a waiting list so few were registered much before June that year.
One might guess that a 1275 engine was fitted at some time.
The OP says it is 1071 now which would right.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:52 PM

Hello,
thank you for the comments so far - the British Motor Heritage certificate says that AMO 151 B is a 1071.
In 1995 the FIA historical passport says that it is a 1275 with the same engine number!
I think that the British Motor Heritage certificate is right and someone fitted a 1275 later - but why the same engine number?
Could it be that someone fitted a longer stroke crankshaft into the original 1071 engine block?
Stefan

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:24 PM

Owner probably used the same engine number to avoid the hassle of changing it with the DVLA before 2011.......often done that myself in the past.

 

From 2011:-

Changes to engine details for historic vehicles
DVLA have now confirmed that this policy has been reviewed and that it will no longer be necessary for keepers of vehicles in the Historic class to provide evidence to support an engine change notification. Documentary evidence to support an engine change for any Historic class vehicles will no longer be required irrespective of the cc’s.

(18/02/2011)


Edited by mab01uk, 15 May 2019 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:34 PM

Sorry to thread highjack, but that is funny, as in 2018 the DVLA gave me loads of sh*t for putting an engine back in the car, that was in the car 8 years before. They wanted proof it was all legit. The sent me a new log book anyway, they retrospectively asked for a long list of proof. Bonkers.

 

Owner probably used the same engine number to avoid the hassle of changing it with the DVLA before 2011.......often done that myself in the past.

 

From 2011:-

Changes to engine details for historic vehicles
DVLA have now confirmed that this policy has been reviewed and that it will no longer be necessary for keepers of vehicles in the Historic class to provide evidence to support an engine change notification. Documentary evidence to support an engine change for any Historic class vehicles will no longer be required irrespective of the cc’s.

(18/02/2011)






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