Automotive Page for Barry & Joy Cooper

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Barry has been passionate about cars since an early age and has owned a number of mostly English origin.  Highlights included a Morris Cooper (Mini-Cooper) in the 60's when they were at their peak.  The Cooper was traded on a Triumph TR3-A which was followed by a TR4 and a TR4-A.  An Italian Job was sampled with an Alfa 1750 GTV as well as that legendary Australian muscle car, the Phase 3 Falcon GT-HO.  Current "hobby" car is a 1968 Jaguar E-Type, more detail of which appears on the link below.


The TR4-A having been sold in January 2013 and the E-Type requiring only minor maintenance meant that Barry became restless and sought out another "toy" to keep mind and body active.  The result was the acquisition of a 1989 Mercedes 560SEC in July 2013 and after some refurbishment sold in December 2014.  In February 2015, after due consideration, a Jaguar XK8 MY2003 4.2 Coupe was bought sight unseen from a Melbourne dealer.  Hopefully not a rash decision as service records were thoroughly examined and long conversations were had with the prior (second) owner.  After driving several hundred kilometres I can happily say that the XK8 appears to be excellent, a credit to Jaguar build quality and the care of the previous two owners.


More details on some of the cars can be obtained by clicking the relevant links below.


Jaguar E-Type

Triumph TR4-A

Mercedes Benz 560SEC

Cars I Have Owned



The current "stable" comprises