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 Innocenti??

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 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 07:38AM
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I've not been able to find a pic of an Inno 1300 of this vintage without vent windows....perhaps swapped from a UK MINI

Seems to be probably a collection of Inno and UK bits......but mostly Inno.

Even the ashtray is Inno.  I think it should be column mount ignition though for a 75/76.
Wing indicator location is Inno

Boot lid may be wrong as it isn't the Italian type.
I think it's an Inno body though.  It has the inboard hood hinges unlike UK MkIII MINI bodies

Engine bay looks mostly right except missing the rad aux. tank from the fierwall

 

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 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 06:37AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think all Innos had vent windows. Charlie if you want a huge project I have a 73 Inno Cooper project needing lots of love and is already stripped to a bare shell. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:05AM
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Interesting. It isn't a Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300, which is how Innocenti badged it's late Coopers.  Classic Minis were not produced by Innocenti after 1975, but a '76 car could just be when first registered.  But the doors are wrong - no vent windows, and has the later Rover door bins, not the Innocenti full length bins. Does not have the black plastic grill of the Mini Cooper 1300 model. Headlight surrounds are correct.  The engine bay has a correct brake booster and the fuse box is correct.  The six-instrument dash is correct for a late Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300, but the steering wheel is not.

I am not sure if Innocenti built anything except the Mini Cooper 1300 model in the last couple of years of production. Anybody know?

My best guess is this is a standard Mini outfitted from a wrecked or dismantled Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300.  That fuse box, brake booster, headlight surrounds, and dash are correct, but the doors especially don't match.

YMMV! (for what it's worth, I have a '73 Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300)

 Posted: Feb 22, 2018 07:19AM
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I don't think the dashboard is original Innocenti, but it would nice to have close-up pictures. 

 Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:21PM
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Does this look like a real Innocent? Seems ot have some correct parts but not otthers.
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1976-austin-mini-cooper/6485297014.html

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