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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
Its probably already been discussed but where did they acquire this lot from originally ?

Apart from Uncle Tom's kitchen drawer, that is :lol:

Are you suggesting there log book rebuilds . I've supplied JD classics with a few , my mate Scott turner and a couple of members on this forum who undertake work and sell to JDs ( not my business to say who ) . Have also supplied a number ... ken

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Not at all Ken, but you and I both know that there are log book rebuilds out there.

I was merely Interested to know where such a number of S's came from, no harm in that is there ?

Cracking cars that's for sure :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Looks like they still have money to spend there at spa this weekend..


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 am 
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The bloke who bought the 1966 Mk1 1275 LHD North American Export car in tartan red / black roof from JD Classics did not keep it long. He only kept it a few months and then put it up for sale. A friend looked at this car and told me it was beautiful and 100% correct. However, he said it had little provenance for a car of that value. I’m also told that old bloke lost 30k when he sold this car. No wonder that was the final batch :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:26 am 
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There may be a suprising amount of Ringers or Logbook rebuilds around, as amount of cars registered for tax or sorn is increasing!

Either that or lots of barnfinds and imports ;)

This is just Austin mini cooper S, not including other models


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 am 
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It really is more of logbooks being found in Uncle Tom’s kitchen drawer than barn finds or imports. And it is a combination of both blatant ringers and logbook rebuilds. I’ve seen more than ten ringers that are barefaced standard late cars with Mk1/2/3 Cooper S identities attached. There are also as many logbook rebuilds around. In fact one bloke has a blue Mk1 Cooper S with two identities and the original car is in Japan. Another example is a Cooper S that was totalled 40 years ago and well documented recreated in concourse condition as that same rally car. Makes you wonder for sure :(

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:08 am 
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Is there a chart like that for Mk1 850s. ? I remember looking a few years ago and whilst Ss were on the rise 850s were on the wain. Yes it’s a lot of Mk1 Cooper S projects to find in a short space of time so I can understand your cynicism but to be fair how many restored Ss on the road now came from original survivors with provenance? Not many! What is mega boring though is the rise in popularity of the identikit restored Mk1 S that now all look exactly bog standard the same. I presume it’s the investment factor that influences owners / restorers , I don’t know but feck me are they boring. Jonny Newton will be happy though!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:31 am 
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https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/morris_mini_minor

Interestingly, from 2007 to date, the 'taxed' Morris Mini Minors have been a very constant figure at just over 400 but look at the SORN and there's now 141 as opposed to 60 in 2007.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:38 am 
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If you have numerous contacts and employees around the world finding 10 or 15 Cooper S project cars in Left and Right hand drive format wouldn't be that difficult,


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:45 am 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/morris_mini_minor

Interestingly, from 2007 to date, the 'taxed' Morris Mini Minors have been a very constant figure at just over 400 but look at the SORN and there's now 141 as opposed to 60 in 2007.


Andrew,

I would have thought you would have seen a spike in April 2014 when Northern Ireland was added to the GB DVLA system?

Northern Ireland is full of Minis :D :D :D

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