identifying this FE number

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360gts wrote:"I think it was right hand drive , you can see the welded studs sticking out for gas pedal"

Jim, all MK1 and MK2 minis had those studs...RH and LHD cars
thank you

I did not know :)
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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iain1967s wrote:
Jim1071 wrote:This means my VIN number is definitely A-A2S7 228906
As it has a cross-member stamping, surely it must have been a Cowley (Morris factory) built Austin? Didn't think Longbridge stamped those numbers.
Also as a USA specification it would be left hand drive, so that would be indicated in the number.

For a heritage cert / chassis plate, I think the full chassis number format to use would be "A-A2S7L - 228906M"
I will find out when they mail the certificate

I would think they would have the L for left hand drive on paper work , esp them telling me via e mail its usa specification

but will they indicate that's it a Austin Super

Should also be around April 62 like simon mentioned earlier
1964 Austin Cooper S 1071cc
1967 Austin cooper S vintage race car 1293
1978 Austin Mini 1000
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Hi

Just found out this am that the car indeed is a Super Deluxe
tarten red with black roof
they only had a small batch run

228905
228906
228907
228908
228909
228910
228911
228912
228913

all the above run of cars were USA specification
left hand drive
probably diff rear lights (orange)
license plate light extention bracket

waiting for the actual heritage certificate , I am flying over to pick up next week

Like to go to Warick castle again , the archer was very funny and knowledgeable :)
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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Thanks to everyone

Car is definitely a April 1962 Austin super deluxe
8 cars were dispatched to Philadelphia
All above made in cowly plant
Tarten red black roof
Silver brocade trim
Snap in red carpets
Heater
White wall tires
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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Hi Jim, good to hear you are making progress on your cars identity.

However, your car is a Super, not A super Deluxe, the super Deluxe did not exist when your car was built. These came in Oct 62. The two body colours, brocade trim and boot board brackets are also Super features, which are not on the Super Deluxe. It is common for Super heritage certs to be mis identified as Super Deluxe on them...mine is too! :)

Silver brocade is also odd on a red car, never heard of this before, it is normally gold brocade on a red car. Silver brocade was a feature on the powder blue interiors, so Surf blue and Fiesta Yellow cars.

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Perseverance pays off - great to hear that you are getting somewhere and yes, we have a Super Deluxe in red from 1964. Interior is plain red.

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coopersean wrote:Hi Jim, good to hear you are making progress on your cars identity.

However, your car is a Super, not A super Deluxe, the super Deluxe did not exist when your car was built. These came in Oct 62. The two body colours, brocade trim and boot board brackets are also Super features, which are not on the Super Deluxe. It is common for Super heritage certs to be mis identified as Super Deluxe on them...mine is too! :)

Silver brocade is also odd on a red car, never heard of this before, it is normally gold brocade on a red car. Silver brocade was a feature on the powder blue interiors, so Surf blue and Fiesta Yellow cars.
thank you I know its confusing

on my heritage certificate its says super deluxe , and silver brocade
also the car was made a Cowly plant ( morris)
and the VIN tag says made at longbridge England (even tho made at Cowly)
and USA Specifications
they only did a production run of 8 cars at that time
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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AndyPen wrote:Perseverance pays off - great to hear that you are getting somewhere and yes, we have a Super Deluxe in red from 1964. Interior is plain red.
I ordered the vin and engine tags while I was in the UK

do you know how many were made?

the interior according to heritage is silver brocade and april 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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