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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:08 am 
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so...

is it ringos hooper

or


hoopos ringer.....


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:33 am 
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I think it will fetch serious money.
It ticks all the boxes
Beatles
Ringo
60's
Mini
British symbolism
Individuallity
Ex Beatles Museum
Plus it is very nice and with a long history.

Though I liked it better in blue!

The James Bond DB5 did exactly the same, and that fetched 2m.


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:39 pm 
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If it was mine (which it's never going to be :lol: ) I think I would be tempted to put it back to the same sort of appearance as Pete's photo without the arches / cosmics fitted


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:45 pm 
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I wonder if Ringo knows it's for sale...

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I think the Patti Boyd '64 Radford Cooper is still for sale oop north at Mike Abbas Cars in Lancashire - it was advertised a while back at £40k but more recently with 'POA'...


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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WMU 211G wrote:
I wonder if Ringo knows it's for sale....


There's irony for you, he would have to pay way more for it than a 'standard' (Hooper / Radford) because he originally owned it :roll: , perhaps he could deny it was his to get the price down, it would then go back up once he owned it again :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
so...

is it ringos hooper

or


hoopos ringer.....


:lol:


It's hard to know Rich without talking to the owner.

The number one question would be, why is LLO863D on the car now when it should be LLO836D as Ringo had it. Maybe DVLA cocked up on a changing ownership at one time and it wasn't picked up, we all know what they are capable of as most of us have experienced it at one time or other. Or it could be a very similar car to this one that was originally painted blue and silver and registered LLO804D.


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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WMU 211G wrote:
I wonder if Ringo knows it's for sale...


I think the Patti Boyd '64 Radford Cooper is still for sale oop north at Mike Abbas Cars in Lancashire - it was advertised a while back at £40k but more recently with 'POA'...


Its never been proved to be Boyd's and he didn't advertise it as such to be fair BUT it finally sold a few weeks ago to someone that didn't see it first(!) but seems quite a happy bunny! So at last it's found a new home!


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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Extracts and photos from the ringosmini.com website:-
(which can still be found on the 'Wayback Machine' Internet archive)

Ringo's Mini - All about the car
Ringo Starr's Mini Cooper S must be one of the most significant items of Beatle memorabilia. The restoration of this unique vehicle has cost Peter Smith, an antique restorer and drummer, in excess of £17,000.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein purchased the Mini Cooper S and sent it to the Rolls Royce specialist Harold Radford for their up market conversion before giving it to Ringo Starr. Ringo had stipulated that the car must be able to carry his drum kit. A folding rear seat was incorporated and the back cut out to make a tailgate. One of the very first three door hatchbacks!
Other Radford features included a de-seamed body, fitted electric tinted windows, racing seats, twin petrol tanks, sunroof, walnut dash and door cappings, together with alloy wheels and custom rear lights. The interior was trimmed in black.
Very much a part of the Beatle's lifestyle, this unique Radford Mini always attracted considerable attention. It finally passed into Peter Smith's hands in 1977 to be used carrying his own drum kit on the road until 1984. It then featured on BBC TV's 'Blue Peter' prior to being a star exhibit in Liverpools Beatle City Museum and its subsequent exhibition in Dallas, U,S.A. The Mini was then featured in the 'Cars of the Stars' at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham and won First Prize at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - the Cartier Style et Luxe.

Restoration work
The Mini was sent to Naylor Brothers, specialist classic car restorers, in 1991 for a complete overhaul and work was completed in 1994.
The work cost £17,000 and left the car 'better than new' !
Subsequent restoration work has been carried out by Kyle Roberts

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The old 'Beatles Minis' website can also still be found on the Wayback Machine:-
http://archive.org/web/web.php

You need to paste this into the Wayback website:-
http://www.minispace.co.uk/beatles/about/index.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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Nevsmini wrote:


The number one question would be, why is LLO836D on the car now when it should be LLO863D as Ringo had it. Maybe DVLA cocked up on a changing ownership at one time and it wasn't picked up, we all know what they are capable of as most of us have experienced it at one time or other. Or it could be a very similar car to this one that was originally painted blue and silver and registered LLO804D.


Well according to DVLA 'LLO 863D' is a current reg, not been MOTd for a bit. I just assumed the wrong plates were a red herring but never understood it myself either!

Sourced from Carmart around the same time my hatch was, they were being worked on at the same time but in different places by all accounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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I wonder if they'd be up for a multiple part ex??? :lol:


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