For sale: 1978 Leyland Mini


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.

Sale details

$7,000.00
$ - AUD
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia
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Paint colour/code: 
Yellow
Interior colour/code: 
TBC
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
TBC
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Engine fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
TBC
Other ID/number: 
12H902 engine
Body type: 
Driver seating position: 
Right Hand Drive

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E-mail address: 
Telephone number: 
0450210405
Listing price: 
8500
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Vehicle details and description

Enter make and model: 
Leyland mini 1978
Year: 
1978
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
021X2S1M0930290
Paint colour: 
Yellow
Interior colour & material: 
Cream
Vehicle location: Town/suburb: 
Melbourne
Vehicle location: State, province or region: 
Victoria
Vehicle location: Country: 
Australia
Roadworthy certificate: 
No
Describe your vehicle: 

Up for sale is my 1978 Leyland Mini in a bright Yellow.

I had purchased this car as a project however i havent had the time or money to commit to it. Afteri bought the car from the auctions, i had replaced the floor panels as it had some rust holes. This was carried out by a professionaly welder.

The car was running after i had changed the fuel pump however it struggles to stay idling for more than 5 minutes, i suspect there is an issue with either the fuel pump or something small that someone with more carbi experience would be able to pick up on.

The current condition of the vechicle:

Rust: there is surface rust in certain areas, as you would expect for its age.

Mechanical: The car was running fine, engine had no knocks or any obvious issues.

Interior: seats are fairly clean, no major rips. Sections of the dash are missing.

- 39xxx kms

-1275 cc motor with the engine preifx of: 12H902

If you are interested in the vehicle, please call me on 0450210405.

Located 25 minutes from melbourne in Victoria.

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For sale: 1978 Leyland Mini 1275 LS


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.

Sale details

$10,500
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Runcorn
QLD
Australia
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Vehicle details

Paint colour/code: 
Nugget Gold
Interior colour/code: 
Brown cloth, creme vinyl
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
TBC
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Engine fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
XNFAD18Y/102865
Other ID/number: 
One of approx. 800
Body type: 
Driver seating position: 
Right Hand Drive

Thank you for submitting your listing to Classic Register. Your listing reference number is: 1358

The information you have submitted will form the basis of your vehicle’s advertisement.

Once your listing is drafted, we will send you an email with a link to your advertisement on Classic Register. To give your vehicle the greatest possible exposure, advertisements will also be placed on third party websites depending on your vehicle’s location.

Do you have questions or want to change or improve your listing?

Email us at listings@classicregister.com if you would like any changes to your listing (including to submit additional images), or if you have any questions. When contacting us, please always quote your listing reference number as shown above.

We look forward to working with you.
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E-mail address: 
Telephone number: 
423099007
Listing price: 
10,500
Listing currency: 
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Vehicle details and description

Enter make and model: 
Leyland Mini 1275LS
Year: 
1978
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
XNFAD18Y/102865
Paint colour: 
Nugget Gold
Interior colour & material: 
Original Velour
Vehicle location: Town/suburb: 
Runcorn
Vehicle location: State, province or region: 
QLD
Vehicle location: Country: 
Australia
Roadworthy certificate: 
Unknown
Describe your vehicle: 

It starts and drives fine, and the interior is in good condition and original LS. Body number and engine number match all records. See the photos for more information. Low ball prices and ridiculous offers will not be responded to. If you are looking for a genuine, 95% original 1275LS, then give me a call.. Test drives are available, although vehicle is not currently registered.

For sale: Leyland Mini 1275 LS


Located in Victoria, this genuine 1978 Leyland Mini LS 1275 is in excellent condition, with only 45,602 km on the odometer.

One of approximately 800 1275 LS cars built, the car is finished in its original Nugget Gold paint, with chocolate brown cloth / creme vinyl trim. The 1275 LS benefited from a number of unique features, many of which were only available on foreign models, such as 8.4" disc brakes, the larger capacity 1275cc engine and 12" wheels as standard. The LS also benefited from unique interior trim - only available in two colours.

The car has been kept in storage for a number of years and only removed periodically to be driven. Therefore, the body is in excellent condition with no visible rust. The interior trim is in good condition but could do with a clean-up. 

The car runs well, the engine is sound and the brakes are strong. As the car has only been driven periodically, the engine will need a service and check-up. The car is registered in Victoria, but will be sold without a roadworthy certificate. The current plates can be transferred at the time of sale.

The original motor number was 12H902UH00638.  However, a new engine has since been installed with serial number 12YDTAH14105. This is a 1275cc block from a Morris 1100S of very similar specification to the cars original engine.

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.

Sale details

15,000.00
$ - AUD
Geelong
Victoria
Australia
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Vehicle details

Paint colour/code: 
Nugget Gold
Interior colour/code: 
Chocolate brown cloth / Creme vinyl
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
45,602 km
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Engine fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
XNFAD18Y-104301
Other ID/number: 
1 of 800
Body type: 
Driver seating position: 
Right Hand Drive