Spot the similarities

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Simon776
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Spot the similarities

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A slight variation on Stuarts puzzle: spot the similarities between these two supposedly different vehicles - you will need to follow the links to the websites where there are plenty of pictures on both to help you compare and contrast. FYI the original AHY 990B 970S was built mid October 1964.

https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/346 ... ?lot=49920

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and

https://themarket.co.uk/listings/austin ... 1&slide=67

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The nice EBW 177B sold for £20k and shortly afterwards the registration number turned up for sale on ebay 12/2019 as a project car with blasted non Cooper bodyshell.

Estimated price for the 970 S is £35000+.
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Front bumper's the same!!!!!!!!!!
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surfblue63 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Front bumper's the same!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't end there does it!! Ooooooeeer missus!!!!

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Does it not have an earlier "flat floor"?

How mysterious. And still in Oxfordshire! You're probably aware Simon that the EBW registration would have been an Oxfordshire "age related" replacement at some previous time.

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Amazing how the underfloor on both cars is exactly the same red and black, and the marks and rust of the subframes is exactly the same...
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I'm laughing that "The Market" state that the Mini was resprayed in the "correct shade" of Tartan Red whilst displaying a Heritage certificate telling us that the car should be Almond Green.
And if the car has flat floor incorporation the sills, why is there an invoice showing new inner and outer sills having been fitted :(
Given the white roof when sold by "The Market" it's surprising that the car didn't become an "Ex Works Car" - or have they all been "done" now?
At least it now has a black roof but this does demonstrate how difficult it can be to find a genuine car.
I'm thinking that an October 1964 car should have the later cant rail and crushable sunvisors? Hydrolastic too?
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Ha, ha, well spotted Simon!
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Would be interesting to put those vehicles side by side. :lol:

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Ah, Hipwell, you obviously subscribe to the parallel universe theory.
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Thing is, if this information gets to the certain people it will get crushed!!!!!!!!!!! :o
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