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 Post subject: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:42 am 
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There's a wht/blk 1967 Cooper S for sale on Bring A Trailer. It's already at $17,000

with six days to go. Any guesses what it goes for?


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:42 am 
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:| Prices seem to have been softer on BaT recently, but this one looks very original and honest so I’m guessing it will make at least double the current bid, say $35k to $40k final value.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967- ... n-cooper-s

Some observations:

Body looks to be in very good condition - more typical for a California car than Connecticut - and good to see it’s still on hydro. Appears to have 3 piece arch/sill trim - should be one piece plastichrome?

The engine and transmission don’t show well in the photos, but the details of parts & invoices don’t quite add up [Moss non-S big end bearings, 7ent 4 synchro idler bearing, vent port on transfer housing] so I suspect they are later.

The car is also missing a few parts - most obviously the heater, fresh air hose & reducers, but also no fuel rail, brake servo, screen wash bottle/holder, airbox, PCV valve, solenoid bracket - fortunately nothing too hard to find.

All in all, a very nice survivor car that just needs a little TLC, not a full restoration. Seller needs to up his game on replying to messages and post some better engine/box photos, as that could be a deal breaker.

ps It’s just a couple of months earlier than my ‘67 S, but exactly the same German spec incl Kangol fixed seatbelts. Now I have speedo envy for that car :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
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I'm wondering if it's even an S engine - it looks a bit A Plus to me.


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:09 pm 
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The "bucket" seats look very much like Paddy Hopkirk seats. I have a pair in my Mini which my wife recovered with a very close match material from a trim specialist in Birmingham (UK)


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Update: New photos from the seller show it has a Cooper S block with a ‘flat’ 940 head, plus a used 163 head - presumably the original. Gearbox is Mk2/3 all synchro 1128. All very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:55 pm 
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SOLD for $29,250, around £22,900


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm 
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Another S on Bat...this is a 65.


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:42 pm 
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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965- ... cooper-s-6

Nicely presented for a runabout, but not much in the photos matches the heritage cert.

(looks like an earlier deluxe shell built up with a random mix of late Mk1/Mk2 S parts)


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:56 pm 
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iain1967s wrote:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-austin-mini-cooper-s-6

Nicely presented for a runabout, but not much in the photos matches the heritage cert.

(looks like an earlier deluxe shell built up with a random mix of late Mk1/Mk2 S parts)

I agree...not the original shell.....has the non cut a away front end...seller states "no panels replaced"...first thing that caught my eye was the later style battery box (3 holes in the bottom)….should have two if original.....now, that makes me wonder just what else has been replaced!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1967 Cooper s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:57 pm 
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360gts wrote:
iain1967s wrote:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-austin-mini-cooper-s-6

Nicely presented for a runabout, but not much in the photos matches the heritage cert.

(looks like an earlier deluxe shell built up with a random mix of late Mk1/Mk2 S parts)

I agree...not the original shell.....has the non cut a away front end...seller states "no panels replaced"...first thing that caught my eye was the later style battery box (3 holes in the bottom)….should have two if original.....now, that makes me wonder just what else has been replaced!!!


It looks like a 1959/1960 shell to me. The windscreen and rear window don't appear to be inset, the roof gutter drain holes are oblong in addition to the missing cutaways in the front.

Kelley


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