60 yr old 1071 - build day birthday pic

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AndyPen
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60 yr old 1071 - build day birthday pic

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Spent a bit of time with my Cooper S today, on its 60th birthday since it was first built. I had hoped to finish it time for today, but only the engine to go in now so not too far away 😉

I used to navigate this car in rallies with the superb driver Peter Webster and it served us well. It really deserved this rebuild.



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...and inside it still has the seats that the first owner fitted in Feb 64... and bits and bobs that came later in the late 60s. There are a few replacements in here of course, but even the brocade is original ;-)




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...original rear seat and brocade - with red refreshed in vynalcote in the early 90s when I started this project!!

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Lovely that, Andy. 👍
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Great to see some bits you’ve had off me Andy fitted, it looks amazing. Love the seats

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Very nice indeed, its good to see a restored car with arches……for a change
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Looking good, ready for Blyton?
It’s really nice to see some pictures of what the forum members are up to..
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That really is very nice . Well done … Shirley
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Proper Job 8-)
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Cracking job Andy :D
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