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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:19 PM
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What do they want for it?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:25 PM
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So youre saying there not all supposed to look like mine? Sorry hijack.
Is that the truck Timm Cooper built a while back?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Still working on that...the "make an offer" is being thrown around.

Not the Cooper truck.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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I have seen trucks with all sorts of side light patterns (see pic) 1 light, 2 side by side, one on top of the other etc..what would be original to this truck?

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1 light in front and 1 porkpie in the rear..... I think
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the light info...anyway I love the truck and hope to be in it shortly, no matter what it's worth.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Yep, one light in front and one in back, on both sides of course.

FWIW, I recently paid $16k for an even rarer '58 Series I 107 LHD that had a decent "restoration"
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Old August 26th, 2011, 12:47 AM
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Yep, one light in front and one in back, on both sides of course.

FWIW, I recently paid $16k for an even rarer '58 Series I 107 LHD that had a decent "restoration"
Wolf is right. Look at what they sell for in the UK to get a good gauge. The really valuable SIs are the 107 SW like wolf has and 80" models -- the earlier the better. The 86"/88"/107"/109" regular are nice trucks and more interesting and valuable than the later ones, but they are not as desirable.

James Taylor's book is a must have for any SI owner.

PS the copper mobile is amazing and have liked it since cooper built it and it had that awesome paint job.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Here you go;
Series 1 1957 - 88 wheelbase
Never winter driven since 1979, owned car 24 years, functional rear PTO, front bumper mount capstan winch crankshaft driven, hard top and refurnbished soft top, free wheeling hubs, replaced exhaust 2009, car runs great. Extra parts - wings, bonnet, doors, radiator, extra centre PTO unit, four original split rims - good condition. For more pictures and info Call Roel at 613-833-1909.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Right, so $8,500 for a very rough example and the one I'm interested in is fully re-habed and is only worth 10-12? Hum...
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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I don't think that truck is in rough shape by any means. It also has some nice advantages like the capstan winch. It also is pretty original. The one you are looking at looks nice but the restoration is not correct.
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I'd take that 57 Series I for $8500 over the other one in a heartbeat. It appears relatively complete and untouched. IMO, as soon as you repaint a Series it looses a lot of value, IMO...
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:30 AM
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very rough example
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Per Taylor the pork pie tail lights didn't appear until '55 model year, so the D lights would be correct for the '54. Which is a good thing, given that pork pie tail lights are so hard to find.

That '57 in Ottawa sure looks like a great truck and at a fair price. If I didn't already have too much junk around, I'd be tempted.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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I'd take that 57 Series I for $8500 over the other one in a heartbeat. It appears relatively complete and untouched. IMO, as soon as you repaint a Series it looses a lot of value, IMO...
Definately. Not to mention what that paint is hiding. Since a SI is so simple, I would expect a proper restoration would be absolutely correct which the 54 isn't. better to have an original and do any restoring yourself so you know how it's done.
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Get the Taylor book....nose around on the LRSOC site...gee, it's too bad the steering wheel is on the wrong side though

As re the lights....yeah, there should only be one per side in front...rears...depends on where it's lived it's life. There seem to have been many earlier S1's that had rear lamps "updated" to meet MOT requirements.

....and it shouldn't be that Slow...mine manages to squirt around town just fine.

The seat backs though???? That doesn't look right for '54...not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Guys thanks again for all the great info...a lot to think about and it does help when deciding on a truck, hopefully it may help someone else as well.
For me personally I like the idea of an old truck that looks and feels new..rebuilt motor etc..it runs great and is not slow! I like that all the major pieces are original to the vehicle, all replacement parts of of the correct time period(except the plastic lights)...and in person my opinion is the work done on the truck is of very high quality... for me that's what I'm looking for.
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I like that Ottawa truck..... to bad I already have one in pieces, having original paint is really cool.

The porkpies are just stupid money. I'm trying to deal with my rear lights now and 250 pounds for replicas is just absurd.

James- Buy what you like! If your panning on keeping it for yourself that is all that matters.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Its a great looking truck James. If its not a silly amount of money go for it and enjoy it! The reality is if everyone on here was rational we would be driving Jeeps not pouring several times the money into british tin.
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Guys thanks again for all the great info...a lot to think about and it does help when deciding on a truck, hopefully it may help someone else as well.
For me personally I like the idea of an old truck that looks and feels new..rebuilt motor etc..it runs great and is not slow! I like that all the major pieces are original to the vehicle, all replacement parts of of the correct time period(except the plastic lights)...and in person my opinion is the work done on the truck is of very high quality... for me that's what I'm looking for.
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For me personally I like the idea of an old truck that looks and feels new..rebuilt motor etc..it runs great and is not slow! I like that all the major pieces are original to the vehicle, all replacement parts of of the correct time period(except the plastic lights)...and in person my opinion is the work done on the truck is of very high quality... for me that's what I'm looking for.
Hey, if you like it...go for it.

There's no need to satisfy anyone but your own self.

We will need more photos once you get it home
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