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#1 Cruzr88

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:27 PM

Hi:

Visiting a friend of mine, he took me to see a Mini his son in law had gotten from a shop owner who wanted it out of his property.

We were told that it was a 1965 Mini, but upon looking at it, I noticed a couple of peculiar things: the car had the smallest disc rotors I have seen, and there was an S attached to the rear panel.

Also, although I failed to take a picture of the instrument panel, It looked like it had several gauges instead of just a speedometer and tachometer.

Can someone help me identify this car?

Thanks

 

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#2 mab01uk

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:53 PM

Tall brake master cylinder, disc brakes and servo suggest this might be a valuable Mk1 Cooper S although vertical grille stiffener suggests not. Hydrolastic suspension is correct for 1965.

It may however be a standard Mk1 Mini or Cooper with modifications.....worth further research, see below.

Try posting the photos on the Mk1 Forum linked below as there are several Mk1 experts on there who can help you confirm its identity:-

http://mk1-forum.net...289b20dc7046a13


Edited by mab01uk, 26 June 2020 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:00 PM

It's got a big bore engine as per an S but only 9 head studs suggesting a standard non S 1275 block.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 02:45 PM

Not UK build. Inocentti. (Spelling incorrect)

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:53 PM

A 1965 Mk1 Innocenti Mini is quite a rare survivor so well worth restoring:-

http://www.austinmin...inor850mk1.html

 






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