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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:32 pm 
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This is certainly creating a bit of a stir - looks like it has some traceable history.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/799892773481981/

Same chap that 'rescued' the clubman from the Longbridge tunnels


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 Post subject: Re: 'Barn Find' Cooper S
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Any chance of a non facebook link?


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 Post subject: Re: 'Barn Find' Cooper S
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:46 pm 
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That's where they've got all the info I'm afraid. It was on eBay but they pulled it to update the info.

Some stuff here:
http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/to ... -cooper-s/


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 Post subject: Re: 'Barn Find' Cooper S
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:47 pm 
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From what I can gather the FB page is just a big puff for an ebay auction. It's not an S it's a 998 Cooper.

Looks OK though.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Barn Find' Cooper S
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:56 pm 
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From what I can gather the FB page is just a big puff for an ebay auction. It's not an S it's a 998 Cooper.

Looks OK though.


its not even a cooper is it?

its just a 'discarded shell' that's been reregistered?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:03 pm 
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its just a 'discarded shell' that's been reregistered?

Ha, ha, ha, call the MCR :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:08 pm 
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I was a bit quick with the topic title so now altered.

I think it would make a nice car if cleaned up and recommissioned as is and if the race/rally history gives some story to it then even better.
Chances are it'll fetch strong money.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:37 pm 
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Discarded shell... :lol: :lol: Some so called discarded shells have some honest heritage... :lol: .....the engine looks like a thick flange S block....bolted to an accumulation of parts....


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:45 pm 
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I agree Graeme....it could make a nice car......but can't understand the K reg identity for a mk 2..


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:32 am 
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Before 1983, and the introduction of the pre-fix style numbers plates, and the dreaded Q-plate, when a car was registered it was given a plate for the current year irrespective of age or heritage. Hence why a lot Innocenti Coopers had S, T, V, W or X registrations. Obviously this car was built up from the "discarded shell" and given an new number.
Apprantly the owner has found the original (a) chassis number and the car was originally a '64 Cooper (early Mk2 prototype!). Unfortunately they are probably never going to find out what the original identity was.

By the way, did you notice the tank vents.

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Very similar to the ones on the VITA car at Shelsley

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