1964 Cooper S 1071

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1964 Austin Mini Cooper S 1071

This S came to me in a very poor state. Having suffered from years of poor repairs and MOT patch work.  It had also had some extra door locks fitted so holes needed welding up and probably a Webber carburettor at some point as the engine bay fire wall had been crudely cut out!

The owner a very nice retried Doctor has been using Minis for many years and collecting them. Unfortuantely he had reached an age so he could not take on the body work himself. So I was asked to restore the shell and put in on the subframes so he could then take on the mechanical rebuilt.

He had already bought a complete MK1 floor from M-Machine and collected a few genuine panels for the work.

The series of photos hope fully will guide you through the major shell restoration.

There were many more details I can not show such as new roof drip rails, under scuttles, RH tank brackets, door shut repaires etc

If you need or would like more information please contact me


As Delivered

As Delivered

As Delivered

As Delivered

As Delivered

As Delivered

Brace to support shell

Floors being cut out

Boot area braced & boot floor/rear seat base cut out

Panels the owner had collected over the years

New boot floor/rear seat base fitted

New main floors going in

Main floors all in

Companion box lower section repaired

New rear valance ends on

Rear end restored

LH rear wing going on

rotten RH front inner wing dissected away

Damaged engine bay fire wall cut out

Fire wall restored

New RH inner wing fitted

LH front inner wing rot cut out

Front end just about ready for new scuttle, wings & apex panels

Drip rail being drilled out

Rear parcel shelf replaced & screen lip repaired

Aligning door & hinge panels

Jiggling front end panels to fit

Welding just about done

underside stone chipped

underside painted

Many layers of old roof paint removed to reveal light rust under paint!

Roof sanded to remove light corrosion

Rood rust prevention treated

Preparation for respray

Primer on

Almond green going on

Looking much better than when it arrived

1964 Cooper S 1071 Major Shell restoration