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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:15 am 
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Needs a nice set of Cosmic Mk1's to finish it off?
May have a spare set of 4" if interested.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Nevsmini wrote:
This is the photo you boys are thinking of.


Been chatting with the current owner of the Patti Boyd car who says it was surf blue from the factory and went 'electric blue' at Radfords before it was restored later on and painted black at George's request - so I reckon the photo with Macca in Cavendish Avenue is the same car... perhaps George or Patti were picking Macca up for a wizz round to Abbey Road...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:48 am 
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WMU 211G wrote:
Nevsmini wrote:
This is the photo you boys are thinking of.


Been chatting with the current owner of the Patti Boyd car who says it was surf blue from the factory and went 'electric blue' at Radfords before it was restored later on and painted black at George's request - so I reckon the photo with Macca in Cavendish Avenue is the same car... perhaps George or Patti were picking Macca up for a wizz round to Abbey Road...


I thought Pattie's car was orange? I hope it is Pattie's car but it's never been proved. There was just a story about someone once seeing a name on an old logbook, but sadly those stories are very common and mostly untrue. Even the dealer, to his credit. that sold it didn't claim it was Pattie's. Plus wouldn't it be very unusual for a blue car to have red interior? Like I say, I do hope he gets proof one day but until then it's just a story sadly.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:51 am 
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Pete wrote:
jay weinstein wrote:
Is TOP11C the ex Steve McQueen car owned by Lee Brown or a repro?


Its a lookalike based on a much later car.

It certainly was Pete
Mk4 shell and doors. Bit disappointing really.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:28 am 
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Not talking about Patti's orange Mk1 'GGU 707C' Pete, but the black Radford Cooper sold by Mike Abbas 'DYY 251B' which Steve Burkinshaw thinks was Patti's - the one featured in Cooperworld several years ago when it was restored and painted black at George's request as he wanted to buy it back (but never did). We could be going round in circles with this one but if as the current owner Stuart says is true, it was electric blue in the '60s then it's a good case for it being the same car in the Cavendish Avebue colour shot with Macca getting in our out of the passenger side, as well as being this one...

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Not conclusive proof I know but if it's not the same car, who's was it...? I'm looking for the Cooperworld article on 'DYY 251B' but haven't found it yet - I remember it mentions correspondence between the then owner Darryl Plumridge and George H over the choice of paint colour and fitting the W&P arches which came off Elton John's W&P.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:02 pm 
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Yes Nidge, Darryl was by all accounts approached by Harrison to buy the car and modify it to his spec after he'd seen it featured in a press article I think, that's 100% true. It being Pattie's car though has always been just heresay,as great as it would be to be true! The shell is definately Surf Blue originally as I had a really good look at it about three years ago. I did email Pattie a few years ago to ask but no reply, others have tried and got the same.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Anyone recognise this one? The fella currently trying to sell the "oldest Cooper S in the world" claims it was John Lennon's.. cough..cough...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:40 am 
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Cough, splutter...bugger, more dandruff on me mornin' toast...!

Looks nice enough but if that's been anywhere near a Beatle I'll eat my Rickenbacker twelve string. Any more pics / info Pete..?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:46 pm 
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Saw this for sale in Germany : https://www.mobile.de/nl/Auto/MINI-Wood-Pickett-5900km-Original/vhc:car,pgn:4,pgs:20,srt:year,sro:asc,ms1:17500__/pg:vipcar/260202009.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm 
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This may or may not be true. Many years ago I was told that John Lennon gave his black Radford to his housekeeper. It was kept on a houseboat moored in Brighton which caught fire and burnt out. The car was scrapped. This could well be made up nonsense although I was shown a green logbook with two lines across with the word scrapped between.


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