At The Auctions

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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and.rs1800
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smithyrc30 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:29 pm
snoopy64 wrote:
surfblue63 wrote:More details and pictures of the Brightwells Cooper here. Lack of vinyl on dash and upper door chromes suggests that this is a re-shell. Also the chassis plate looks like a new aged one.

https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100012150

More details of the SWVA Cooper here. A good looking car that you could drive around straight away and not have to worry about the rivet counters taking the piss.

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/morr ... oper-1969/

I know which one my money is on.

Is the rear number late treatment on the SWVA a common touch... not sure I've seen that done before on a 'correct' boot lid, guess it doesn't knock when you hit a pothole...?
What do mean? On the pi55 (high on the left low on the right) or without the hinged section?

I think it just points to a very sloppy, half arsed job. Even the bloody boot seal is on the wrong way up.
This car is on eBay now-amazingly from two different dealers!!
One in Chelmsford for £16950,-and another in Bournemouth for £18950!!! Wtf?

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and.rs1800 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:45 pm
smithyrc30 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:29 pm
snoopy64 wrote:

Is the rear number late treatment on the SWVA a common touch... not sure I've seen that done before on a 'correct' boot lid, guess it doesn't knock when you hit a pothole...?
What do mean? On the pi55 (high on the left low on the right) or without the hinged section?

I think it just points to a very sloppy, half arsed job. Even the bloody boot seal is on the wrong way up.
This car is on eBay now-amazingly from two different dealers!!
One in Chelmsford for £16950,-and another in Bournemouth for £18950!!! Wtf?
It's a rough old pig isn't it?

I've got £3500 for it.

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This one was at the London Classic Car Show a couple of weeks back with an estimate of £8,000-£10,000, it's now up for £6,000:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-mini- ... SwGAVeXmTI

That will keep someone busy for a while although it looked like a genuine car, still had a 1979 tax disc in the window. Also a leopard skin steering wheel cover and a wicked switch panel on the driver's door topped off with a rev counter!

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snoopy64 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:53 pm
More details of the SWVA Cooper here. A good looking car that you could drive around straight away and not have to worry about the rivet counters taking the piss.

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/morr ... oper-1969/

I know which one my money is on.

Is the rear number late treatment on the SWVA a common touch... not sure I've seen that done before on a 'correct' boot lid, guess it doesn't knock when you hit a pothole...?
My car came with the number plate screwed on just like that although it was level as far as I can remember.... Interesting arrangement with the battery isolator switch as well.

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surfblue63 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm
More details and pictures of the Brightwells Cooper here. Lack of vinyl on dash and upper door chromes suggests that this is a re-shell. Also the chassis plate looks like a new aged one.

https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100012150
Funny how the boot carpet completely obscures any view of any boot board brackets on the rear bulkhead ;) Although to be fair the rear supports are there and presumably pre-date the 7.5 gallon tank.... Doesn't look like a Mk2 binnacle face either.

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Went to have a look at the HJ Pugh sale today.
Early 850 engine with what looks like a zenith carb and cam driven fuel pump . Looks factory fitted but I’d never seen before. Anyone know what it is?
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Might be off an A35

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iain1967s wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:55 pm
1071 S ‘kit of bits’ on BAT
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964- ... cooper-s-4
Final sale price $13,500 - just over £10,000

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iain1967s wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:08 pm
iain1967s wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:55 pm
1071 S ‘kit of bits’ on BAT
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964- ... cooper-s-4
Final sale price $13,500 - just over £10,000
In my humble view someone has the makings of a great car there, and at what appears to be a very reasonable price too!

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