Bangers and cash revisited

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Bangers and cash revisited

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I have just purchased a dongle to turn my TV smart, and have been binge watching!! i watched the episode with the Cooper S, does any body know what is happening to it? Also, although it was described as a 1275, it had the vertical oil cooler. Does that make it a 1071, and hence rarer/more valuable. Forgive me if this has already been discussed to death:)
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It is / was a 1275, but a very early one. The shell was restored by a mate of mine for a gentleman in the North east. Not a Mini fan, but a car fan. He liked the car because it was very, very original.

The shell was welded & then went for blasting, then it went back for more welding.

I don't know what stage it is at now.
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Amazing, i would have thought it was beyond redemption! Wonder how much of the original was left. I have an original 1960 shell that does not require any welding which would be ideal for a project like that, but i will probably not be using, it as I am moving country as soon as covid allows :)
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It is the original shell. OK, a lot has been replaced due to rot, but it IS the shell it left the factory with. A lot of the other bits were in excellent condition, despite the rot situation. As a very, very early dry, single tank 1275 S it will always be an interesting car & is certainly worth saving.

A little bird tells me that once again the owner is a member on here, but sadly due to internet smart arses adverse comments (elsewhere) about his project he doesn't choose to comment.

Sad, as it is a really interesting car & it is great that it is being saved, not just decanted into a donor 850, like so many others.
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Well said, Mark.

The owner should be applauded for taking the much harder option of saving the cars shell.

It would be great to see the car alongside Andrews similar aged surf blue car.

:)
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And we've seen a photographic track record of Andy's......... Would be good to see the two restorations side-by-side. I wouldn't mind betting that if Bangers and Cash man is a forumer, he's been having a few sneak previews of Andy's too
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steve1071 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:05 pm Well said, Mark.

The owner should be applauded for taking the much harder option of saving the car shell.

It would be great to see the car alongside Andrews similar aged surf blue car.

:)
I agree completely. I would love to read a restoration thread. Almost everybody here has enjoyed following Andrews remarkable rescue of his similar car :) I don't understand why anybody would be negative about such an undertaking :?
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I believe that the owner of the bangers & Cash car has indeed taken encouragement from Andy's thread.
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that’s a great effort to save as much as possible of the original body shell!
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