1964 First ever west Midlands Police Cooper S

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1964 First ever west Midlands Police Cooper S

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At least thats what the auction blurb claims .........

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1392018
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Had lessons from the Norfolk seller of Cooper S's with similar credence (who seems to have disappeared) it would seem, allegedly.

Not talking about Bob I will hasten to add.
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850 hydro shell? Post 66 at a guess? Is that a Mk2 rear window aperture or just the wide angle?
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I think the rear window is probably correct.
About the only thing that is though ;) :lol:
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Were all police cars white?

A few years back I while stripping my S for some major body work I discovered that the shell had once been black at which time I began to think that the car might have been a fake. However, some years later I got the Heritage certificate and I was able to verify the authenticity and that the car was supplied in black to a Birmingham garage from which I wondered if this had been a police vehicle.

I am not sure whether many black ones were made or might I have a special order for somebody rich or famous!!!
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There are a few monotone black special order cars known to exist, mostly Mk2 998 Coopers (I think about five and I own one).

I have heard of and/or seen one Mk1 S, a Mk1 998 and also a Mk2 S.

No idea how many were produced to special order though but wouldn't think it was many.
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Allen Brzeczek wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:59 am I am not sure whether many black ones were made or might I have a special order for somebody rich or famous!!!
Ive had a black from new ‘66 S, red/grey brocade trim. Seen about two or three others ver the years.
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woodypup59 wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:56 pm At least thats what the auction blurb claims .........

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1392018
£45k might seem a lot but it does have the rare options of brocade-less front seats, prototype hydrolastic suspension, non S loom, pre production courtesy light switches and check the speedo!

Some poor bugger is bound to fall for it eventually. 🤦‍♂️
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What were those brocade less seats used in as I've seen a few over the years?
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Were all Police cars white?
No, various colours of S's supplied over the years to various forces
There are a few monotone black special order cars known to exist, mostly Mk2 998 Coopers (I think about five and I own one).
There have been factory black versions of all UK built Cooper variants apart from the 970S and probably more than you think of most of them.

Norman Wisdom and his factory black 997 Cooper
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