Who Wants To Tell Us About Their Original BMC / BL Cars

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
snowberrymini
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Here are my cars as mentioned by Alan (Supersonic) above:

1966 Austin Cooper S with 14,000 original miles. This car appeared on the BAT website and I purchased it after the auction reserve was not met. Imported to N Ireland from Wisconsin, USA last year and since I've had the car I reinstated the hydrolastic suspension, removed the chequer flag roof vinyl, removed the wheel arches, painted the wheels the correct colour and fitted Dunlop SP tyres. I think I'm going to leave the rest of the car as is.
US Mk1 Cooper S.jpg
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967- ... ooper-s-5/

The other car is a 1962 Morris Cooper 997cc. This was a CKD car assembled in Australia and then exported to the US in the late '90s. I bought it a few months ago in Atlanta, Georgia and still trying to get it registered in N Ireland.
1962 997cc Morris Cooper.jpg
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Supersonic
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Thanks Paul for posting those photographs. Not only are both these cars amazingly original, the Austin Cooper S is the best driving Mk1 Cooper S I’ve ever drove. It is very apparent it is a genuine low mileage example. Both cars are incredibly rare survivors without question. :D :D

Alan

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Thanks Mark for posting those photographs too. I can’t recall what year or who was selling the Downton Austin 1300, but I remember the original Dunlop wheels were with it and were new old stock :D :D

Alan

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Talking of rare original examples, this has got to be a rare child? Very nice indeed, what do others think? :D

Alan

http://www.rwclassicminis.co.uk/detail/ ... per-326097

Supersonic
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mk1 wrote:I have 2 cars that are basically original, both are very well known on here.

1) My 18,000 mile 850. Totally original apart from an early Downton Tuning Kit. Never been welded or painted. had less than 15,000 when I got it, but that was about 10 years ago now.

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2) My Downton 1300 MK2. Another very original car, although it has been repainted in recent years it has had minimal work done on it over the years & is another very low mileage 28,000 odd miles from new.

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Sadly Derek Fowlds died yesterday he was 82 years old.

Derek Fowlds was an English actor, known for his appearances in popular TV series including The Basil Brush Show, Yes Minister and the long-running police drama Heartbeat, in which he played Sgt Oscar Blaketon for 18 years in 342 episodes. :(

Alan

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[quote="Sup
Sadly Derek Fowlds died yesterday he was 82 years old.

Derek Fowlds was an English actor, known for his appearances in popular TV series including The Basil Brush Show, Yes Minister and the long-running police drama Heartbeat, in which he played Sgt Oscar Blaketon for 18 years in 342 episodes. :(

Alan[/quote]

Yes, He was "Mr Derek" with Basil Brush wasn't he. And, by coincidence, was once married to Lesley Judd who features in another posting here ;)

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Thanks to all for your imput. There must be a very small number of members on this forum who have original cars, :D :D

Alan

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MkIII Elf. 11,000 miles. No rebuilding/restoration

Supersonic
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cheleker wrote:MkIII Elf. 11,000 miles. No rebuilding/restoration

That must be nice, what colour is it :?:

Alan

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Was the fabulous Heartbeat series shown in North America? Marvellous period British cars and a wonderful comic series, I loved it on Sunday nights :D :D

Alan

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