At The Auctions

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Many thanks for that information…
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Unfortunately it looks like that S lost its originality back in the 1980's. It has a nice micro blistered 2k paint job, so it can not get away with being "preserved". Such a pity the exterior is not original like the interior. The front panel made me laugh, what other bodges could be lurking under that 1980's paint? As for value, what's a restored 1071S worth, look at the cost of what needs doing, and work back from there. I think the estimate is just about right, but there are still a lot of people about with money to waste just to say they have a 1071S in the garage.

Maybe in 5 to 10 years time it will reappear as a completely original car when it has been restored with a slightly faded paint job and some faux rust spots.
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A couple of lots in my local classic auctioneers sale this weekend caught my eye.

https://wbandsons.com/catalogue-23rd-ju ... lot-number


First up is a 1983 series 1 MG Metro. Looks to be in good original condition with 61,000 on the clock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUPwpkLetg

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and second is this nicely restored mildly personalised 1967 Mk1 Cooper. Has the upside down door cards, but not much else to complain about. Even has correct 4 vent sills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC8JZRHqSNE

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The videos uploaded by WB are pretty useful and not full of the BS that other auctioneers seem to use.
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Both cars are nice examples, the metro's one hardly ever see's one these days. I had a friend lose one back in the day, when the full fuel tank released some fuel which seeped back to the rear tyre - coating the surface and causing it to spin!
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Pete wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:22 am 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.
I've never seen that cutout differ from side to side? (or is it a mod to cool the offside front brake disc :lol: or was it a Friday afternoon car for the staff discount scheme?)
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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.
Rare low-mileage 1965 Mini Cooper S that's had the same owner for 56 years and been stored in a GARDEN SHED in Kidderminster for three decades could fetch £32,000 at auction:-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/ ... ction.html

Some quotes below from the Mail article comments section... :lol:
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The 'DON' numberplate will also be worth a bit on it's own to some buyers....
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Someone is doing a good job of building a storey......remarkable, the Daily Mail has picked it up, still makes a change from reports on house prices and illegal immigrants... :)

Re that last comment about twin tanks, just this last week had someone at a well known Mini restorer look surprised when told not all Ss have twin tanks.....
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Those comments do nothing to dissuade me of my long standing opinion on the intellectual prowess of your average daily mail reader :lol: :lol:
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A couple of possible bargains at Barons this weekend.

This Mk1 Countryman looks cheap with an estimate of £4,000-£5,500. Looks tidy with original interior. Only two lady owners.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... countryman


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Second is a cheap way into small wheel Moke ownership. a 1970 car from South Africa. Body looks a bit beaten up, looks like it has a couple of plastic school chairs in the back, but the guide is £4,000-£7,000. Ideal for those hot summer days we are having up north these days.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... -mini-moke


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Love the bonnet hinges on the Moke, and the fuel pipe to nowhere…..! Will make a decent rolling resto if the price is right.
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