Nice S for sale…….

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    An interesting read and a nice car.

    Was not aware of this little factoid though

    'Now the Mk1 ‘Sâ€' speedo bezel is not like any other Mini whether Mk1, Mk2 or Mk3, not even similar to the Cooper!'

    Anyone know the difference ?

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    [b]Andrew1967 wrote: [/b] “The Mk1 ‘Sâ€' speedo bezel is not like any other Mini whether Mk1, Mk2 or Mk3, not even similar to the Cooper!'

    Anyone know the difference ?

    Just had a look at my mk1 's' speedo and compared it to an 850 one I bought for the non – rusty bezel. Look the same to me, but he's right about the curved glass on the 's' type, never noticed that before! bob

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    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for that info – looks like I can rest easy tonight 😛

    I know that my 1960 850's speedo had the curved glass fitted 'concave' . This is like other silver face speedo's I've got. Thelater, black face Mk1 speedo'sincluding my S speedo's are fitted the other way around, 'convex'.

    Andrew

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    Just been going round my garage feeling all my speedo glasses,
    and they're all convex, even the silver face one, but i think that's cos i had it apart for cleaning and put the glass back the wrong way.

    So should silver face ones be concave?

    J

  5. With its own website to boot. Not the biggest fan of the stickers mind, other tha that, loooks a great example.

    [url=http://www.mk1-austin-cooper-s.com/]http://www.mk1-austin-cooper-s.com/[/url]

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    A lot of the early 850 had speedo glass fitted concave, both my 1959 & 61 Morris cars have the glass fitted that way round, my 1071 has the glass fitted the 'normal' way round.

    Whether it was deliberate or a mistake I wouldn't like to say, but there are definately more early cars with glass fitted concave than convex.

    The bezel on an S speedo is no different to any other MK1 bezel.

    M.

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    That's an interesting theory, if you pay over the odds for a car it'll work out fine cos it'll appreciate over the next few years .:P Does make sense though I suppose, it's not worth haggling overa car [b]if[/b] you really want it , cos you'll possibly lose it, by the same token another will always come along at the right price if you look hard enough. I've seen several spot on original cars known to me personally, earlier cars too I might add ,without the arches,sell for a good bit less in the last few months.Depends how much you want it. Have all the prices gone a bit skyward since DJB sold for £100K or is that just a coincidence ?

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    I've seen the car in the flesh, the stickers are not for me either but its a job well done. 12G940 head, no original seats, its dry not wet and didn't run cleanly when I drove it. I'm still wrestling with the price (if it's still for sale). Lots of history and an interesting downton conversion.

    If any one wants any further info – happy to oblige if I can.

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    £20'000, but it's a proper S with proper history. If that's what you want, that's the price and I imagine it's a 'take it or leave it' scenario. I know the car and yes, it's a very proper thing.
    The values of these are only going up so if you got your money back in 3 year's time, that's a cheap car.

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    Values are very hard to pin down. Every car is unique and this one's specificationwill appeal to some buyers and not to others. All that matters is doYOU think it is worth that much to you? What I always say is that it is better to pay a little over the odds for a genuinely good car. The real cost of getting a less good one into proper condition should not be underestimated.

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    I have been looking at this car on t'internet ,did you check out it's credentials when you viewed the car? What was the reason why it was not running properly? Did you feelthat the owner was keen to sell and would therefore be prepared to do a deal.Difficult to make a considered judgement when the car is at the opposite end of the country.

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    I would knock at least £1k off for those poor front seats alone, a set of recliner's will cost you at least that, apart form the tasteless decals and the solenoid bracket:Dit looks a nice car, £20k does seem a tad optimistic although you wouldn't get much change from that to build it yourself, as you say probably a take it or leave it senario.

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    If you're looking at spending the thick end of £20K you really should be prepared to travel, they're rarely found round the corner :P.

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    For 20 grand I would expect a car to be correct in practically every detail. Although this is a nice car and it has some interesting history, it is by no means a straight Cooper S, no front seats, incorrect suspension etc, etc, etc.

    Dean obviously really, really loves his car and he has every right to do so, it is a cracking restoration and a really nice car, but is it really a twenty grand Cooper S.

    Even when the market was at its highest about a year ago, I doubt it would have sold at that price.

    M.

    PS. Maybe I am being unduly influenced by the stickers, they (in my worthless opinion) are horrendous & do the car no favours at all. But as I always say, each to their own.

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    TheSurf Bluecar S.S.Chad recentlydidn't sell for the £25K they originally asked for though did it ?!! :shock:I've personally not seen a Mk1 Cooper S road carbreak the £20K barrier,though they are getting closer to that figure every year as restoration costs increase, unless you know different …?

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    I have been looking at this car on t'internet ,did you check out it's credentials when you viewed the car? What was the reason why it was not running properly? Did you feelthat the owner was keen to sell and would therefore be prepared to do a deal.Difficult to make a considered judgement when the car is at the opposite end of the country.

    It seemed like the carbs needed tuning. No he wanted it to go to a museum. The posts that followed mine pretty much some up my feelings. Very nice car, known history, dodgy sticker and not original. I would buy it but not at the price indicated and he did not seem to accept my points. Perhaps it did sell?

    Sorry about the delay in replying – work!

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    [b]1071bob wrote: [/b] “[b]Andrew1967 wrote: [/b] “The Mk1 ‘Sâ€' speedo bezel is not like any other Mini whether Mk1, Mk2 or Mk3, not even similar to the Cooper!'

    Anyone know the difference ?

    Just had a look at my mk1 's' speedo and compared it to an 850 one I bought for the non – rusty bezel. Look the same to me, but he's right about the curved glass on the 's' type, never noticed that before! bob

    found this guy selling new chrome bezels for the mk1.

    was gona get one for my s speedo i found the other day.

    [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=310087799004]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=310087799004[/url]

    cant seem to find anywhere else that sells them like mini spares

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