970s for sale

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AndyPen
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Re: 970s for sale

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Hi Pierre,

your car was built on the cusp of a change, and some documentation suggests that it was originally hydrolastic, not dry suspension. My Morris 850 is a week older than yours and has hydrolastic. We are a very careful bunch on here I'm afraid, and double check everything.

I think the car has sold now so this may not matter?
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Bitsilly
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I was pipped by £50!!
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£50!
Ffs
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Re: 970s for sale

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Hi , no the car was not sold. Reserve price not met.

So I will keep it my garage with my other British cars.

I read in original mini cooper that my chassis number should be the first or maybe the last to be hydro or hard…

I will appreciate your help and knowing to light my brain about that

Is there other interesting pictures you need or something else?

It is not A duplicate one because I have the original loog book and I import the car in France
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Out of interest, what reserve did you have ?
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Nick W
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PierreC wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 8:39 pm Hi all

What photos do you need about my car. Why you write the body was changed?

Regards
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Shell "number", different from body number is of a proper 970 Cooper.
I would get this statement above changed to

"This car still retains its original Shell"
Maybe who ever wrote it translated slightly wrong, but it only states its an original 970 shell, which could be from a different car. You may possibly get more bids if this was changed so bidders are 100% sure

Nick
Up North in Sheffield
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Re: 970s for sale

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Hi Nick and folks, had a bit of nice chat with the vendor and discussed different aspects of his car. The shell is definitely that cross over period of a few weeks when the old metal mirror and small visors sat alongside a voltage regulated electrical system and a hydro type rest of the shell. The heritage cert says it was despatched with the original type oil cooler, and that is still on the car.

The new front panel with its diagonal (later oil cooler clearance) in the pic may throw the eye however, but as we know from some these hybrids, when built dry they used the hydro pipe brackets for the fuel line. Anyway, it all looks spot on to me. I suspect it was marked down for hydro, but in the end had the last of the dry set ups? Just a guess of course.

Pretty rare beast then? I hope Simon may come along and confirm, as he too has a crossover car from that period in late 64.
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