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Bryan Purves

Specialist Vehicle Restoration

Bryan Purves

The Oast House


Gallipot Hill


East Sussex  



Opening Hours:

9am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday      



00 (44) 1892 770503







All prices quoted are in GBP £ Sterling

Payment accepted by Cheque, Cash, Bank Transfer or

Paypal + 6%

Carriage is NOT included, this will be charged in addition

All orders are subject to our Terms & Conditions


Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we regret that we will be unable to accept visitors for the delivery or collection of goods.

Stock items will continue to be available and despatched.

We hope to revert to business as usual once the situation has been resolved.

Vehicles for Sale

Award Winning - 1966 Austin Cooper 'S'


We currently have Bryan's own 1966 Austin Cooper 'S' for sale which Bryan has rebuilt as per factory specification.

The car is as it would have come off the production line with no period additional accessories or 'gismos'.

75-80% of this car is original. There has been a total rebuild of the engine by Bill Richards Racing increasing it to 1293cc along with an 1128 four speed synchromesh gearbox. Twin pin differential, twin 1.25 inch SU carburetors with original air filter box. LCB exhaust system with RC40 silencer. The braking system has been totally replaced.

The complete shell has been blasted and zinc primed prior to any work being undertaken, resulting in the installation of two Heritage front wings and bonnet slam panel with the remaining body being totally original.

The boot lid is an extremely rare item having a Mk1 panelled skin. The car is painted to a very high specification inside and out in the original Island Blue with Old English White roof which can also be seen on the 4.5J factory road wheels.

The subframes have been powder coated and a special braided wiring loom has been manufactured for the engine bay to accomodate the control box mounted on the inner flitch panel.

The car is wired negtaive earth.

The car has been fitted with new Bilstein shock absorbers and five new Yokohama tyres on the original 4.5J x 10 Cooper 'S' wheels.

Original, new old stock, lap and diagonal B.M.C. seat belts and been installed and clear anti corrosion wax has been used on the inner cant rails, A/B/C posts, sills, scuttle, boot, doors etc.

The rear seat is original, the front are Newton Commercial replacement covers along with the trim panels. The grey carpet is 80/20 bonded wool with an original driver's heel mat sewn in place.

Factory fitted equipment - Fresh Air Heater.

Supplied with a current V5c, the original green Log Book and Continuation book, Heritage certificate and Invoices.

The Heritage certificate states that the car is an Austin Mini Cooper 'S' Mark 1 (1275cc) built 25th May 1966, Island Blue & Old English White with Grey and Gold Brocade.

Original Drivers handbook and a photographic record of the restoration are included.

The total restoration was completed in 2019 and inspected by Paul Sulma of the Mini Cooper Register.


This car won the Chief Judges Award at the 2019 National Mini Cooper event at Bealieu.