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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Ronnie wrote:
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Face level ventilation £5 option in July 1971 ;)


Thanks Ronnie for that information. Was the last Mk3 Cooper S not built in mid June 1971? I've never seen an original Mk3 S type car with air-vents :)

Alan

When they were built and sold were very different I think mine is one of the last 500 or so built (I think Simon will know the build date). I purchased my Mk3 august 71 from S&A Staines in Middlesex, at the time none of the local dealers were interested (I live Tyneside), so I checked down the country John Sprinzel had two second hand for sale, but I came up with two new cars the one I purchased (bronze yellow) S&A actually driven from their Catford branch no extras 3 1/2" wheels and there was a garage in Tollworth had a blaze with the heated rear window, rake adjusting seats, face level ventilation and 4 1/2" wheels :o


Ronnie, I love the colour Bronze yellow, have you still got the car? My friend has a Blaze Orange (Kane of Comber Downton) Mk3 Cooper S which is totally original :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Supersonic wrote:
The seats look odd


Newton Mk3 trim does stand out a mile. Hobson's choice though I suppose for some, and to think it was plentiful and nearly worthless at one time!


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"Ronnie, I love the colour Bronze yellow, have you still got the car? My friend has a Blaze Orange (Kane of Comber Downton) Mk3 Cooper S which is totally original :D "

YesI still have the car, I must say it is not in the condition of your's. :oops: :oops:
I have a quote off Downton for their touring conversion for mine, but I purchased my rally car for the same money, I thought that I would be better with the two cars instead :D


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:shock: 1967 body shell :arrow: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-1967-Mor ... 3d51e73987

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He also has a set of early 1960 East African Safari rally cars Mini's :o

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-DSX-300 ... 0005.m1851


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Pete wrote:
I wonder what percentage of all Ss were delivered with 3 1/2 rims? I bet it was quite a majority? (any idea Simon W??)

Vastly more cars had 3½" rims than 4½" rims; they were fitted to around 10% of 970 and 1071. 4½" rims were the most popular of the factory options and a bit of a bargain at only £3 in 1964.

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4½" rims were the most popular of the factory options and a bit of a bargain at only £3

Can I order 10 sets please :lol: :lol:

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Going by the steering rack dimples in the toe board I suspect it's actually a '64 or earlier.

Either way it looks likes it's had a very hard life.


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4½" rims were the most popular of the factory options and a bit of a bargain at only £3

Can I order 10 sets please :lol: :lol:


Still only £6 10s/7d inc taxes in 1970. Sump guard was £7 16s/8d and a heated rear window just over £9. Also note face ventilation is an option on the 1000 saloons but not the S.

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