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mk1 wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:34 am My gut feeling is considerably north of £40,000, maybe even £50,000 +

One owner cars that are unquestionably right & all there are VERY rare indeed.

Personally, I would rate it as more valuable than ANY restored Mini.
Yes I tend to agree with you, shame that it has had a respray which has left the paint poorly blistered (unless its rain drops). It looks like it needs to be recommissioned to run well and left with all its patina....
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Does anyone recall an early 1071 in white with a black roof, it was for sale in 2020, unrestored and a runner with a start bid of 39k. I don't believe it sold and seemed to recall the car was in a place called Bungay. I've kept the ad somewhere but cannot find it! I wonder what became of it.....
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This one has an early use of the cutaway front panel, May ‘64? Over a year gap before being registered in July ‘65 but I suspect 1071s weren’t easy to shift once the 1275 was announced? I’m gonna guess it’ll do £35k plus, just due to the bad repaint. I suspect it’s bound to be restored.
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Somebody flagged DON up to me yesterday.

It is a nice thing but it does appear to have oversills on it, an uninspiring respray and has had some sort of happening at the front end on the right hand side.

Even so, I would not be surprised to see it go for the top end of the estimate.
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This one has an early use of the cutaway front panel, May ‘64?
Pete, you might want to take another look at the front panel :!:
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Simon776 wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:35 am
This one has an early use of the cutaway front panel, May ‘64?
Pete, you might want to take another look at the front panel :!:
I think that is called covering all bases :)

The paint is also very badly blistered. It will have to receive a bare metal respray.

Having had a much closer look at the pics I feel that my original estimate was a bit optimistic. Probably more like 35 - 40. I guess time will tell.

I'd certainly be happy to own it if I was looking for a Cooper S.
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Simon776 wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:35 am
This one has an early use of the cutaway front panel, May ‘64?
Pete, you might want to take another look at the front panel :!:
Oh yeah, 😆, what’s all that about?? Wonder if it’s had a shunt front O/S?

I did spot the wonky oversills and if they’re covering a whole heap of trouble then anyone looking to buy it is gonna be looking more and more at a restoration project than a preservation project.
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Gees, I hope I never have to try and sneak one past you guys!
Credit due, you certainly know more than the DVLA!!! :cry:
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A good example of '...all that glitters isn't gold....'
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richardACS wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:15 am Does anyone recall an early 1071 in white with a black roof, it was for sale in 2020, unrestored and a runner with a start bid of 39k. I don't believe it sold and seemed to recall the car was in a place called Bungay. I've kept the ad somewhere but cannot find it! I wonder what became of it.....
I think that might be what came to be known as 'Rolex Bob's' car. It was up for sale at various prices for a long time (usually wildly optimistic). It was touted as one of the oldest 1071s in existence. It was the subject of much discussion but did eventually sell to someone who has posted on here but not heard much recently.
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