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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm 
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IslandBlue wrote:
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I always thought that 998 Coopers were good value £ per CC against the S Smoke Grey

They still are :D

Quite a premium for the 1275 over the 970 I notice.


The 970 was virtually a loss leader just to compete in that class, it makes sense that they were cheap in order to just shift the stock. Judging by Banks ETCC win, Handley's ETCC win and Alec Poole's BSCC win you could say it paid off.

What was the price difference between the Mk2 Cooper and the Mk2 1000?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 pm 
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66% price hike from a bog standard to 1275 S , thats quite an uplift

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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nick@dunsdale wrote:
66% price hike from a bog standard to 1275 S , thats quite an uplift


It probably still lost money though. Unique engine, gearbox, wheels and brakes, production disruption on a busy line to make a few extra cars a day. Stokes was glad to see the back of it really.


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Costafortune wrote:
nick@dunsdale wrote:
66% price hike from a bog standard to 1275 S , thats quite an uplift


It probably still lost money though. Unique engine, gearbox, wheels and brakes, production disruption on a busy line to make a few extra cars a day. Stokes was glad to see the back of it really.



Yeah but it certainly raised the profile of the lesser models which then sold in higher volumes and they still didn't make any money. :lol: Stokes was always slammed for axing the Cooper S, but I suspect it was outsold by the 1275GT which had his paws all over it. That still had special trim, dash, wheels and brakes (and stripes! :lol: ) though so go figure?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 am 
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Notice the Princess 4L R at a tad under 2000 pounds as it was just under the limit to get maximum tax relief for middle managers! My Dad sold them new and I had one as a tow car. The engine, although Roll Royce was only used in special vehicles ie Dennis fire engines etc


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