This one was advertised on Ebay Australia in April 2019. Looks to be finished in single tone "Deep Blue", and the owner at the time noted it was an Australian (Sydney) delivered car. This car has the earlier 12-valve straight 6, which still puts out reasonable power (particularly for its time).
From the final year of Australian production, this Leyland Mini is fitted with a 1275cc motor and twin 1.25 inch carbies. Interestingly, the engine number suggests it has come from either a 1275 LS mini, or possibly a Moke Californian. Originally, the car would have had the standard 998cc engine, but the 1275cc makes a far more capable mini, with plenty of power.
The current owner purchased the car a couple of years ago, and has had both front floor pans replaced / welded in. As you can see in the images, there is rust in the normal spots which needs to be addressed. The sills, and below the rear tail lights in particular need attention.
The car is currently yellow - similar or perhaps the same as the original "Yellow Peril" paint available on the Leyland Minis at the time. There is evidence of red paint underneath the yellow, which may have been the original colour (known as "Scarlet O'Hara"). However, the paint sticker is no longer in the engine bay (and the engine bay has been painted black) so looking at those hard to reach spots and under the existing paint is the only way to really tell if that was the original colour.
The current owner recently installed a new fuel pump, after the car started to run a bit rough. The car currently turns over but won't start - likely that it may need something as simple as a new coil, distributor or timing adjustment to get it back on the road. The car is sold as is, without registration.
This would make an excellent club car with the strong 1275cc engine. Parts for the Leyland Minis are easy to come by and the cars are relatively simple to service, making it an excellent entry vehicle to the classic car scene.
The price is negotiable. For more information contact Robert by signing in and clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
This one was advertised in early 2019. We like to see them kept original, but at least this one's a survivor. The owner has put some $30K into it apparently, and its engine makes 350hp!
Check out the many other STudebaker Daytonas on the register below - and if you have one, add yours so we can record the remaining cars :)
This 180B SSS was advertised on eEbay in March 2019, located in Gladesville. Hopefully it found a good home! Not many coming up thesed days. If you own a 180B SSS, please sign-up and add yours to the register so we can record the survivors. Check out the others on the register below.
This amazing example of the James Young Coupe was available on ebay.com USA in March 2019, with a starting bid of $100,000.00.
At the time this example was offered, the seller noted it was a fully original condition example with a breathtaking 20,800 miles from only 3 owners. The last owner being a collector having caretaken her for more than 20 years.
One of approximately 800 1275 LS cars built, this QLD based LS is finished in its original Nugget Gold paint and chocolate brown cloth / creme vinyl trim. The last of the Australian Mini models (excluding the Moke), the LS received a number of unique features which placed it at the top of the Australian Mini range at the time, and was only available in one other colour, Hi-Ho Silver.
This example runs and drives, and is an original car where it really counts. The modifications made to this car are all easily reversed, such as the steering wheel, contessa style wheels and a number of other small items which are easily replaced or sourced. Click this link to see a short video of the car running.
The engine bay is largely unmodified, with all original pollution gear, firewall insulation and several factory stickers still in place. The car retains its factory single 1.5 inch SU carby, and its 8.4 inch disc brakes. It has been repainted at some point in its life which has prevented any significant deterioration. The body is very solid, with limited rust.
The seller confirms the car's numbers (engine and chassis) accord with original records for the vehicle, and those numbers do appear correct according to our register, and research.
This particular car is the earliest body number we've found on our register of over 100 1275 LS vehicles collected over the last 5+ years. Although chassis numbers were not necessarily consecutive at the Leyland factory, there is a correlation between the body numbers and the months of compliance in the data we have.
This car shares a "12H879UH" engine prefix with the next two cars whose chassis numbers closely follow on our register – both being July 1978 built cars. This is an interesting coincidence and provides some evidence suggesting the "12H879UH" prefix engines were fitted to the earliest of the cars, before the stock of "12H902UH" engines started being fitted (which is the prefix applicable to the vast majority of the cars).
This LS will be sold without a roadworthy certificate. To arrange an inspection or for further information, please contact the seller by signing in and clicking the button at the top of this page.
For further information on these cars, take a look at the Mini 1275 LS information guide.
Great in Gold - this HK GTS was advertised in March 2019. The owner noted it is the 3030th manufactured GTS of its type to be built at the Pagewood Assembly Plant in NSW. It was resprayed around 2015 in the original Inca Gold metallic, retaining the original Buckskin Beige 18X vinyl interior. The majority of the interior is still original trim. Fitted with a 350 Chev V8 and four speed manual transmission with the 10 bolt diff.
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