1962 Super What's the story?

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1962 Super What's the story?

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Received a text with pictures over the weekend. A friend, while a car guy knows little about minis. Well, he does know he'd like a Mk1 Cooper S. He has stumbled upon a long storage project and quite sure he had found the holy grail. The 90 mph speedo although three clock pod, boot board, single tank. Then he found drum brakes, single carb??? Title clearly indicates a 1962 Austin. I think I know what it is. Steve (CTR)
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Steve, 2 tone ? Standard grille with extra bars added ? Cooper type trim ? I think you're right.
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ALMOST the holy grail in rarity terms.......
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A Super is rarer than a Cooper - especially now. Many Supers "became" Coopers after a bit of logbook swapping and cutting the transmission tunnel to accept a remote gearchange. Didn't the Super have a chrome plated "magic wand" gearstick originally?
Does Garry Dickens still run a register for the Super models? He visits here a bit doesn't he. He'll soon tell you.
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Yes, Garry still runs the register. There is a Super owner facebook page that could also help. Will let them know about this post.
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Re: 1962 Super What's the story?

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Hi ! Garry still run the cooper register! We have a group only for super owners in Facebook. But sounds pretty correct. Do you have more details? Pictures?

Super do have a chrome magic wand stick. And more unique details :)
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Re: 1962 Super What's the story?

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Old English White wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 8:48 pm A Super is rarer than a Cooper - especially now. Many Supers "became" Coopers after a bit of logbook swapping and cutting the transmission tunnel to accept a remote gearchange. Didn't the Super have a chrome plated "magic wand" gearstick originally?
Does Garry Dickens still run a register for the Super models? He visits here a bit doesn't he. He'll soon tell you.

Yes the super does have a chrome plated magic wand gearstick. They also have a grille with the extra bars, front brake drums, gold brocade trim etc
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Have we got a link to the facebook page please, all I get is shopping trollys :roll:

Steve, there might be another one in the US as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6A6Len1TVM

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Catmint wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 9:29 pm Have we got a link to the facebook page please, all I get is shopping trollys :roll:

Steve, there might be another one in the US as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6A6Len1TVM

Gordon
give this a try

https://www.facebook.com/groups/812852952093928

if it doesnt work i can try inviting to the group but will need to find your account on facebook
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sallan850 wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 9:33 pm
Catmint wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 9:29 pm Have we got a link to the facebook page please, all I get is shopping trollys :roll:

Steve, there might be another one in the US as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6A6Len1TVM

Gordon
give this a try

https://www.facebook.com/groups/812852952093928

if it doesnt work i can try inviting to the group but will need to find your account on facebook
Thanks, will pm you
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