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 Post subject: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:41 pm 
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Not sure if the forum is interested in these...thought this one would generate some comments.....a great example of an original S from California. Well presented...well documented...a gem....will fetch big $$$
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966- ... tification


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:11 pm 
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I like that a lot :)

Nice to see they kept the original parts - hopefully to be refurbished and reinstated by the next owner.

Curious that there is a 12G295 head as well as the AEG163. I'll bet the 163 is one of the "off the shelf" mini-mania rebuilds same as I used.


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:15 pm 
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What a beautiful original car. I'd love to own that, give it a light restoration underneath to prevent the need to replace body panels and keep all the battle scars on the rest of it an enjoy.

At the same time ignore of the comments that it would be worth more to fully restore it!

I hope it goes to a good home.


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:03 pm 
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I'd be happy to drive that just the way it is 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Now that IS my sort of car!

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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Very nice!


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:53 pm 
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I'd give it a lick of paint, but nothing else.


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm 
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Now that is a fantastic example!

BAT has had some rather disappointing sales on "restored" Minis but has set some auction records for unrestored Coopers. If that's any indication, this car will go for BIG money. Everything on it looks legit, on first look.

I can see wanting to paint this one, but that would take away much of the appeal for others. It has a nice patina about it, and would look great driving around as-is.


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At the same time ignore of the comments that it would be worth more to fully restore it!


Some people are just misinformed. One of the unrestored 1275 Cooper S sold on BAT for something like $80K a year or two ago. Even if this particular car brings $60K that's still about 10-15% more than the average restored car is bringing at present. And it costs a lot of money to restore any Mini!! It would be incredibly foolish to restore this car, on a number of levels IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 pm 
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That needs nothing at all. Perhaps a dash of lacquer over the sunburn. It’s ready to roll and stunning.

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 Post subject: Re: New BAT 66 S
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:27 am 
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Clearly the seller knows about the 'numbers' and where to find them. It is really good example.

The only things I would do before driving it would be to fit a grommet around the main battery feed through the boot floor and put the green PVC insulators under the floor clips on the hydro lines.

I wonder why the brake servo is connected to the manifold and not to the brakes. It looks new or well refurbished.


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