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 Post subject: "Downton" Cooper S??
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Anyone know this one? Looks abit spesh!

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24122/l ... 10&page=21


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Can agree.. nice one.


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:18 am 
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Interesting rocker cover badge.....


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:19 am 
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very close number to 777MCG the downton converted S demonstrator.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:31 am 
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Nice Details, but..... No FE number?

I'd own it! :D :shock: 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:47 am 
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Looks a bit Greg Hales :D


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:16 am 
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251 ENG wrote:
Looks a bit Greg Hales :D


That's exactly what I thought when I saw the rocker cover badge


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:41 am 
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Some "as found" photographs might convince the cynical among us?
Some restorers always struggled to produce those......
Smashing looking car :)


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:00 am 
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100 % Greg. Well spotted!

The two instant giveaways are the r/c badge which was one of his & the Downton badge on the boot that is one of those cast ones that has been "aged". Both these are absolute giveaways. I would love to get my hands on the "Downton" paperwork, I bet it would be on copier paper that had accidentally had coffee granules scattered over it :)

That said, it does look like a very nice car that anyone should be pleased to own.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Cooper S
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:13 am 
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The '1', '2', '3' and '4' dots on the plug leads are another signature. I have seen them on some cars in Japan that he had his hands on.
We must admit that the man is a bit of a legend in his own way!

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