identifying this FE number

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just a follow up

the boot board rivet holes are present in the boot along rear seat

it looks like a mis read the first digit in the VIN number it is clearly a two instead of a 8


228926 that's what it looks like stamped on the triangle

so Al I know for sure its built April 1962
and the FE306116 is present
and the markings NMP on front skirt panel
1964 Austin Cooper S 1071cc
1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
1978 Austin Mini 1000
1999 Mayfair Rover 1275 spi

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Another possibility is it could be a Super, rather than a Cooper. They were built at Cowley and often had the NMP plate. They had boot boards and were made 61 to 62, so that would also fit.

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Would love to see a photo of the number stamping, I don't think my 63 Morris cooper has it...

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swindrum wrote:Would love to see a photo of the number stamping, I don't think my 63 Morris cooper has it...

the stamping a faint

I tried to take a picture the I phone

u can see better with a magnifying glass ,,, and of course the previous owner put the coil on that same triangle

the stamping was not square to the body panel

looking at the number now I can visualize the 2 instead of the 8 I originally thought
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1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
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coopersean wrote:Another possibility is it could be a Super, rather than a Cooper. They were built at Cowley and often had the NMP plate. They had boot boards and were made 61 to 62, so that would also fit.
So could be Austin Super ?
1964 Austin Cooper S 1071cc
1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
1978 Austin Mini 1000
1999 Mayfair Rover 1275 spi

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Austin or Morris Super, my Austin Super was built at Cowley.

What are the gear stick holes like? Does it have a remote gear stick, and does the hole look factory? Super's still had the standard 850 gear stick and hole.

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It is almost certain to be a Super. The chassis number is seven digits following a large batch of export Cowley-built cars. They were all painted red/black. Sometimes the occasional chassis number slips through the records, so it is quite possible it is the case with this car, especially being so close to a batch of Supers and having boot-board brackets.

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FCV.66 wrote:It is almost certain to be a Super. The chassis number is seven digits following a large batch of export Cowley-built cars. They were all painted red/black. Sometimes the occasional chassis number slips through the records, so it is quite possible it is the case with this car, especially being so close to a batch of Supers and having boot-board brackets.



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Both of these chassis numbers are right hand drive, 828926 is a Morris Mini Countryman with a prefix of M-AW4 and 228926 is an Austin Saloon with the prefix of A-A2S7.


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based on the above Austin Saloon A-A2S7-228926 is the Vin
1964 Austin Cooper S 1071cc
1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
1978 Austin Mini 1000
1999 Mayfair Rover 1275 spi

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coopersean wrote:Some good info in this thread..

http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/to ... ini-super/

that car was March 1962
1964 Austin Cooper S 1071cc
1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
1978 Austin Mini 1000
1999 Mayfair Rover 1275 spi

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