At The Auctions

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tweedy998 wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:58 pm A surf blue '67 S has appeared on Collecting Cars.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/196 ... oper-s-mk1

Doesn't look quite right on those reverse rims and falken tyres to my eyes... :?
Although it has "Cooper S" on the V5C the chassis number, K-A2S4-1000684 is not Cooper S. There is mention of a Heritage Certificate in one of the comments but presumably it isn't shown because that will likely have Morris Cooper 998 as the model. Caveat emptor
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Ah!
They forgot about the roof gutter drip rails when doing the body didn't they - and I notice it has the earlier door handles without the safety bosses which isn't right if the car is a '67. It all has an "over-restored" look to it doesn't it?
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I think it's one of those, the further you dig the less glossy it appears..

Not the first time I've noticed this sort of car crop up on CC. I had a bit of a row once in the comments section with one vendor on there a while ago who was selling a car which quite evidently was not what it purported to be!
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Simon776 wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:23 pm
tweedy998 wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:58 pm A surf blue '67 S has appeared on Collecting Cars.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/196 ... oper-s-mk1

Doesn't look quite right on those reverse rims and falken tyres to my eyes... :?
Although it has "Cooper S" on the V5C the chassis number, K-A2S4-1000684 is not Cooper S. There is mention of a Heritage Certificate in one of the comments but presumably it isn't shown because that will likely have Morris Cooper 998 as the model. Caveat emptor
Presume you are you getting that from the actual number, not the prefix ?
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Although it has "Cooper S" on the V5C the chassis number, K-A2S4-1000684 is not Cooper S. There is mention of a Heritage Certificate in one of the comments but presumably it isn't shown because that will likely have Morris Cooper 998 as the model. Caveat emptor

Presume you are you getting that from the actual number, not the prefix ?
Yes, S chassis numbers were allocated in blocks and 1000684 is not from one of those blocks. One block ended @ 985*** and the next started 1011***.
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 759266329/

What appears to be a complete 1071 s engine on market place
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yorkspv wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:49 pm https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 759266329/

What appears to be a complete 1071 s engine on market place
Looks like it's this one that has resurfaced.

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Yep, he wanted over £5k for an engine with an untested head (ie probably cracked) no bore size, and no crank sizes. Good luck to him if he got it but having been stung myself in the past with an S engine off here I’d say it’s quite a gamble.
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Yes indeed its a gamble, but gamble on finding another I guess, especially having the correct box, block and head together?

A lot of this stuff isn't being advertised these days either is it, but sold amongst folk like us?
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It is a complete gamble without breaking it down and publishing the bearing and bore sizes etc…. it was taken off the road for some reason originally, likely the head as Pete says, but might be multiple reasons, could literally be a very expensive anchor….
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