1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

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1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

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1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134185301738 ... SwNXhi4uQU

Does this body shell look genuine to the experts out there?

I noted there was no boot brackets on the back of the rear seat. The Cooper gearbox cut out does not appear to be as neat cut as I would expect. The front cut out for the magic wand gearbox does not appear to be a neat blanking plate either.

Is it worth the asking price of £25,000?

Thank you in advance
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Re: 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

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Looks like a really nice shell, but as you say, not the original one
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Pity about the shell. Looks like a similar period deluxe 850 shell with push button start. No door courtesy light switches or holes for them.
Rest of the bits look good though.
Doors with no surround trim holes/clips.
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Thanks for replies.

Has a hole been cut out for the Cooper gear stick, then just a dodgy patch over the magic wand hole?
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mini1973 wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:16 pm Thanks for replies.

Has a hole been cut out for the Cooper gear stick, then just a dodgy patch over the magic wand hole?
Yes. It's a shame the hole wasn't cut properly. They all have patches over the magic wand hole.
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Re: 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

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whistler wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:37 am Pity about the shell. Looks like a similar period deluxe 850 shell with push button start. No door courtesy light switches or holes for them.
Rest of the bits look good though.
Doors with no surround trim holes/clips.
The chassis number is a few off my 1071, and it wouldn't have door pillar courtesy light switches. That is a very good shell and although not the original one and lacks some details, looks spot on period wise.

The hole cut out aside, which can be sorted with a new section if you wished, I'd be checking if it has a 190 box etc, as hardy spicers are on show it may not be?
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It’s not the asking price, it’s the starting bid ! … Thats a good project to make it how you want . Value will depend on the quality of restoration …… Ken
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Re: 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 1071cc MK1

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Look at the front of the crossmember just behind the shift lever cutout .. There should be two small semicircular cutouts in the flange that attaches to the floor where the rear shift mount bracket attaches??

Have the holes where the front boot board brackets attach been filled??

Cheers, Ian
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Thank you for replies.
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1071 S wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:44 pm Look at the front of the crossmember just behind the shift lever cutout .. There should be two small semicircular cutouts in the flange that attaches to the floor where the rear shift mount bracket attaches??

Have the holes where the front boot board brackets attach been filled??

Cheers, Ian
Whereabouts do you mean I can't work it out.
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