At The Auctions

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AndyPen wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 pm
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!
Agreed, some great parts in there, but also, as we would all expect a few surprises, no doubt. Does look like the speculators have “left the room” and project prices are settling out at sensible levels, finally.

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6604KF wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:34 pm
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?
That's bizarre. If it were not for the 8AM prefix I'd say it could have been a late pre production prototype. Zeniths were used on the 948 cc A35 and A40 and inline A Series engines don't work on a Mini gearbox as there's no flywheel tail.Any pics off the clutch lever stop nuts on the clutch cover? Early Minis didn't have one iirc.

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Costafortune wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Any pics of the clutch lever stop nuts on the clutch cover? Early Minis didn't have one iirc.
Attached photo from HERE. It looks like a bog standard Mk1 mini engine, that someone has changed the manifolds and carbs from one of the earlier Austin inline engined cars.

Engine number decodes in AKD3502 to :
8AM - 850cc Austin/Morris transverse with synchromesh transmission
FAU - Standard fuel distributor, central gearchange
H - High compression
186066 - serial number
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Worth a tenner or so for a few spare bits, but not much else!

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Looks an Auction bargain?
1974 Austin Mini to MKI Cooper S Specification:-
https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... er-s-spec/

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mab01uk wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Looks an Auction bargain?
1974 Austin Mini to MKI Cooper S Specification:-
https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... er-s-spec/
That one has been round the houses a few times in recent years. Even I recognise it :lol:
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mab01uk wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Looks an Auction bargain?
1974 Austin Mini to MKI Cooper S Specification:-
https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... er-s-spec/
This was sold at Historics in the past - see the link:

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... ification/

I have to say I quite like it - so many period extras - the high level gauges, the musical airhorns - so bad they're good! What is going on with the bonnet hinges (late bonnet fitted to an earlier bulkhead)?

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iain1967s wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:46 am
1982 barn find pickup
https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... -barn-find
Has a good chance of being covered on Bangers & Cash, according to the producer.
A year later, it was covered in the series 2 episode of Bangers & Cash shown yesterday.
Available on UKTV Play for catch-up, if you missed it.

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mk1 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:29 pm
mab01uk wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Looks an Auction bargain?
1974 Austin Mini to MKI Cooper S Specification:-
https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... er-s-spec/
That one has been round the houses a few times in recent years. Even I recognise it :lol:
It's a lovely thing though isn't it?

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Can someone explain to me what this means:-

"This Mini was built to order in 1974 using a genuine MK I shell"

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