Help needed! Identifying the type of famous Mk1 and its features

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Rusty old S
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Re: Help needed! Identifying the type of famous Mk1 and its features

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I thinks it’s hydro as it looks like the pipes are visable, short heater intake, oil filter head has terminal for blocked filter warning, no door handle bosses , if no oil cooler/ diagonal and the 1. 3/4 carbs point to 1275. So mid 1965 1275S. Just my take. waiting to be shot down.
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MiNiKiN
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Re: Help needed! Identifying the type of famous Mk1 and its features

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Thanks for all your intriguing observations you already came up with.
Keep them coming - don't be shy. ;)

No Oil cooler? Thats strange, isn't it. And old school bigger is better carbs :lol:
Yes I am a nerd: I am researching the Austrian Mini-racing scene of the 60s and 70s :ugeek:
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Re: Help needed! Identifying the type of famous Mk1 and its features

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For those interested - photos show Fritz Baumgartner and his first 'Mini Cooper S. I have found further evidence in the form of a copy of its Austrian Typenschein (i.e. the V5 equivalent).

It is a "Mini Cooper Special", 1275cc first registered 1st. Dec. 1964. VIN: K-AS4L 553xxx, it was SORN on 25th April 1968. Re-registered by a "Florian Lauda" (yep, his less famous bro) on 8th July 1969 - finally SORN on 5th Dec. 1969. No more owner entries in the "Typenschein" thereafter.

This all really makes only half sense so far. Were there two cars or one? Further digging required, I'd say.

Link to the Lauda Mini topic: http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=4 ... 2#p323372
Yes I am a nerd: I am researching the Austrian Mini-racing scene of the 60s and 70s :ugeek:
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