Just a nice period picture

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Aye but you have a super dooper rust free Cooper now :D
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Don and Earl Morley on the 1960 Monte, 33rd overall.
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Who knows?
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Tish Ozanne and Nicky Gilmour, 1960 Monte (retired)
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Alick Pitts and Tony Ambrose, 1960 Monte, finished 73rd after hitting a milk lorry.

The wreck of TMO560 was supposedly bought by Pitts for 10 shillings!
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Talking to a Bloke Walking his dogs past my house .. apparently he was the Technical / Publicity Manager at Automotive Products .he spoke about the original development Mini with the Carb at the front grill .. apparently that early Mini did 90mph on test ? .. then he described that the Manager of the AP Development Shop Rallied a Cooper S with an Auto box as AP had a lot to do with the auto box development ?
No idea if all this is correct ? but will try to get more info next time this dog walker passes bye .

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From what I know, all the info in the above post is spot on. Sounds like you have a very interesting neighbour.
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VERY interesting Ken........... Similar thing happened to me when I took my police mini to the Shrivenham fete a few years ago. Seeing that it had an alternator, a man spoke to me about the car about it and said that he was a LUCAS design engineer who was working on the then new alternating current generators in the mid to late 60's - later shortened to alternators - and worked with BMC at Cowley, Swindon and Abingdon with MG and the works in order to test the new Lucas alternators for ruggedness on works cars and longevity in staff members BMC/BL cars at Abingdon and Cowley. He was getting on a bit by then so I wrote a few details down and passed it on to those few souls interested in works cars. They wanted more info from him but I didn't have his details. Went the next year but he wasn't there. Maybe I'll try this month when the Shrivenham Fete is on again!!!!!

Incidentally, he noticed straight away that my police alternator was a total mix-and-match lash up to look like an AC original using 17ACR guts! Lucas wanted to beat ACDelco and get Lucas into BMC/BL before AC got in so they based him at Swindon to be close to Cowley -0 and there he stayed when he retired!

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Monte Carlo 1961 - N° 337 D.R. Milton / Milton -145 ème

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The Kings Road, Chelsea, 1966...
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Mr.Cooper and Mr.Surtees…
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Don't see many rear views of the one off Bertone Cooper S, I wonder where those light clusters came from...
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