** PROJECT "SCARLETT COOPER **
****** FUN ******
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HELLO AGAIN & WELCOME BACK, TO MY CONTINUING OBSESSION & LOVE OF THE *MINI*
PAGE 1, AND SO IT STARTS. "THERE ARE 3 PAGES FOR THIS RESTORATION."
SO HERE WE ARE AGAIN, EMBARKING ON ANOTHER RESTORATION, A REAL *DREAM* CAR, AND WHEN I SAY DREAM, IT IS AMAZING. IT IS A 1962 EARLY SERIAL # AUSTIN MINI COOPER, TARTAN RED WITH THE BLACK ROOF AS ORIGINAL. AND LEFT HAND DRIVE.
A 40 YEAR OLD AUTOMOBILE, THAT IS AN ALL ORIGINAL AND 100% RUST FREE, CALIFORNIA CAR, AND WAS STORED FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, IN A GARAGE, UNDER SEVERAL CAR COVERS. IT HAS SEEN VIRTUALLY NO MODIFICATIONS, EXCEPT FOR THE TRANSPLANTED 1275 *BEEFY* MOTOR, WITH AN UN-LEADED HEAD INSTALLED. IT IS TRULY A ONE IN A LIFE TIME FIND, WITH ONLY 36,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER, AND HAS ONLY SEEN 2 OWNERS, AND YES VERY WELL PAMPERED. IT IS SO NICE TO SEE A CAR THAT ALSO HAS RETAINED IT'S ORIGINAL PAINT SCHEME, AND THAT MOST OF THE ORIGINAL INTERIOR WAS IN TACT. THERE ARE SEVERAL PLACES TO GET REPLACEMENT AUTO PARTS FOR THE 1962 AUSTIN MINI COOPER. SO SEVERAL OF MY MINI FRIENDS THAT HAVE INSPECTED IT, ARE AMAZED AND HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO USE IT AS A REFERENCE CAR, FOR ORIGINALITY. IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH THE DUAL TANKS FROM THE FACTORY, AS AN OPTION, WE SHALL SEE ONCE THE HERITAGE CERTIFICATE ARRIVES HERE. AND THE CERTIFICATE HAS ARRIVED, AND YES IT IS AN ORIGINAL 1962 AUSTIN MINI COOPER, DELIVERED WITH LEFT HAND DRIVE, FOR U.S. DELIVERY. AND THE TARTAN RED WITH BLACK TOP, WAS THE ORIGINAL COLOR SCHEME. IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE DUAL TANKS WERE ADDED LATER, AS ALL THE ORIGINAL CUTS IN THE RIGHT REAR WING FOR THE FILLER, APPEARS ALL ORIGINAL.
SO PLEASE JOIN ME ON OUR JOURNEY TOWARDS ANOTHER *GREAT* RESTORATION & PLEASE COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN, THIS WILL BE *FUN*.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU TO MY GOOD FRIEND: POONNIN, AS HE WILL BE DOING THE RESTORATION, DUE TO ME DISABILITY, AND IT IS SURE IS A FLATTERING AND HEART-WARMING FEELING, TO BE ABLE TO PASS ON SOME OF MY KNOWLEDGE OF RESTORATIONS AND AUTOMOTIVE KNOWLEDGE, TO AN EAGER AND SPECIAL YOUNG MAN LIKE HIM.
I AM A *LUCKY* GUY INDEED....THANK YOU POONNIN !!!



" AND SO THE JOURNEY BEGINS " **** AGAIN ****








NOW HERE IS THE DETAILER, ANOTHER GREAT FRIEND ERIC, GETTING THE PAINT JUST RIGHT & SLICKED OUT TO *PERFECTION*. AND SHE IS SOON READY FOR RE-ASSEMBLY, AND THIS WILL BE A SHOW STOPPER INDEED, THE SUSPENSION WILL BE 100% NEW, THE WHEEL ARCHES HAVE UNDERCOATING SPRAYED OVER THE ABSOLOUTLY CLEAN AND RUST FREE METAL, AND IT WILL BE REMOVED, AND THEY WILL BE RE-FINISHED JUST LIKE NEW, AS WELL AS THE TRUNK AREA. THE CHROME AND TRIM WORK IS ALL NEW, AND WILL BE CORRECTLY FITTED, AND THE INTERIOR WILL BE A * NEWTON * COMERCIAL, FROM THE U.K., AND DONE LIKE THE ORIGINAL, IN THE GOLD BROCHADE, AND RED EDGES, AND ONE OF THE ONLY MODIFICATIONS ON THE INTERIOR, WILL BE THE UP-GRADED, ROLLS ROYCE WILTON WOOL RED CARPETS, ALSO FROM NEWTON COMERCIAL, AND THE FRONT SEATS WILL BE THE CLASSIC BUCKETS, IN THE TARTAN RED. THE DASH WILL BE THE CUSTOM BURL WOOD 3 CLOCK STYLE,I WAS *LUCKY* AND FOUND AN ORIGINAL AND CORRECT MONO-LITA WALNUT STEERING WHEEL,OBTAINED FROM THE U.K., I HAVE RE-FINISHED IT, AND IT IS JUST LIKE NEW.I WILL BE ADDING A TACHOMETER OF COURSE AS WELL AS THE QUICK SHIFT KIT AND JUST A FEW SMALL PERSONAL TOUCHES, JUST AS TO KEEP IT ORIGINAL, BUT PERSONAL ENOUGH JUST FOR ME & MY *LITTLE LADY*.
* SO PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH & COME BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES. *
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LOOKING !!!

HERE IS A *COOL* PICTURE, LOOK CAREFULLY, IT IS TAKEN OF THE BLACK ROOF, AFTER THE DETAILER WAS FINISHED. CHECK OUT THE REFLECTION OF THE CANOPY ABOVE, JUST LIKE A MIRROR.

ABOVE IS THE BOOT (TRUNK) AFTER I DECIDED TO COAT IT IN ZOLOTONE SPECKLE PAINT, GREAT FOR INSULATION & NOISE REDUCTION. YES NOT STOCK FOR THE PURISTS, BUT SURE WORKS AND LOOKS GREAT...

""GO TO PAGE 2, THE SUSPENSION & ENGINE & TRIM""


""GO TO PAGE 3, THE INTERIOR AND MORE""


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"My latest Restoration; 1969 DATSUN 2000 FAIRLADY ROADSTER, VERY RARE !""

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