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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mk1coopers
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:lol: Some of us have still got the actual cars we had in our youth, does that mean that we didn't grow up :lol:

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I bought my mini when I was 18, I am now 68, it makes me feel young when I drive it now, lots of memories there.

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What's the general consensus of this cooper? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-AUST ... 4123674566

Looks like it has s discs, spacers on rear drums, dry suspension. Copper brake lines dont look very neat and have they reused the master cylinders? Grot on the vacuum unit and few othe ancillaries. And what's going on with the rear wheel?

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haynes wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:24 pm
What's the general consensus of this cooper? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-AUST ... 4123674566

Looks like it has s discs, spacers on rear drums, dry suspension. Copper brake lines dont look very neat and have they reused the master cylinders? Grot on the vacuum unit and few othe ancillaries. And what's going on with the rear wheel?
And don't forget the dodgy boot lid, lack of chrome trim on the doors, wrong colour carpet....

I'm sure that was for sale with steel wheels and hub caps a couple of months ago.
The Sweeney's doing ninety 'cos they've got the word to go...

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I’ve now got the Cooper S of my dreams, did I pay too much ? Maybe, will it be sold ? never! May 63 build and lots of time and money needed to restore but it will be used and loved as it was intended. Not as an investment but as the car I wanted, an early 1071 in Tartan, used as a privateer rally car from new.
Morris Cooper ‘S’ 1071 YVH 850

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Yep same here . After years of being pretty ruthless when it comes to selling I've now found my holy grail of a mini . A June 63 smoke grey 1071 S . .... This one I will keep ! .... ken
1963 austin Cooper s mk1 1071
1966 Austin Cooper s mk1 1275
1968 Austin Cooper mk2 998
1962 Morris mini super 850
Porsche 997 turbo S
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haynes
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haynes wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:24 pm
What's the general consensus of this cooper? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-AUST ... 4123674566

Looks like it has s discs, spacers on rear drums, dry suspension. Copper brake lines dont look very neat and have they reused the master cylinders? Grot on the vacuum unit and few othe ancillaries. And what's going on with the rear wheel?
Seems quite reasonable at £13400. But even at that price I couldn't part with that sort of cash without having seen it in the flesh first.

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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?
The SWVA mk2 cooper now reduced to £15,950 ono
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1198639

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This might end up a bargain. Older restoration with cover sills, but looks tidy enough to be used. Plenty of pictures.

https://themarket.co.uk/listings/austin ... tatus=live
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Like the way they seem pretty honest about it all.

Is that the dynamo making that noise when it revs?

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