Original 1978 British Leyland Mini 1275GT, fully rebuilt about 5 years ago with the restored original body shell. All chassis plates and most panels are original. Painted in white with black roof and arches.
Interior features microcell/ basketweave front and rear seats in stunning condition and full FIA Safety Devices roll cage (for safety) Its a bolt-in type that can be easily removed. The original leather bound steering wheel is retained as is the classic 3 instrument GT cluster.
The engine spec is extensive. Original block rebored to 1380cc. New 1275 Spi balanced and heat treated crankshaft. New centre main strap and bearings. Powermax pistons. Swiftune SW5 camshaft. Mk3 Mini Cooper S 11-stud Head ( rebuilt Factory Spec 12G1805). HIF44 1.75 Carb with heated alloy inlet manifold. Full Maniflow manifold & system. Rebuilt close ratio gearbox with new clutch, Orange diaphragm, new starter ring gear, fully balanced, new lever, plunger, master & slave cylinders, and new starter. The engine power delivery is smooth and tractable and set up professionally recording
90 bhp at A&B Hawarden and Sleaford rolling roads.
The suspension has been upgraded to suit with new 8.5' front vented & grooved discs with Mini Sport Alloy 4 pots, braided hoses all round, and new rear MiniFin alloy drums
fast road spring coil kit (not bouncy) with adjustable Hi-Lo's and adjustable Gaz dampers all round. 1.5 Degrees negative camber front lower arms with
adjustable tie rods. Wheels are new unmarked 5J x 12 Minilife alloys with Yokohama A533 Tyres. With this set-up the GT rides and stops beautifully and compliments the engine perfectly.
For sale from a private collection this is by no means a standard 1275 GT, all modifications were made to improve the driving experience and it can be used daily if required.
The car has been extensively maintained and is MOT’d with no advisories and historic tax in 2019. A great opportunity to own an appreciating asset and increasingly collectable 70’s icon of which only 20 remain of this year on the DVLA database.
Serious enquiries only please, the car can be viewed in either Chester or Wrexham and additional photos/ details can be sent on request. Thanks for looking.
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