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.
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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.
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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Rare 1965 Studebaer Commander 2-door, this one fitted with the Chevy 6-cylinder in one of our favourite colours, Tahitian Turquoise. Would look amazing with the Daytona style vinyl roof and a few more accessories, but looks to be in excellent condition with very low mileage. The original trim looks excellent. The seller at the time noted that the car had absolutely NO rust..
Only the 3rd on our little register, this 1988 Nissan gts-x was advertised on trademe NZ in March 2019 asking $10,500. Looks a little rough but quite original - would suit someone looking for an easy project, to bring it back to all factory spec and get the factory Nissan dish wheels back on it :).
A few specs noted by the seller at the time:
One of approximately 4382 built for the 1978 year, this Astral Silver 450 SLC is in excellent original condition, ready for the next enthusiast. The car is an Australian delivered example, last registered in Victoria in 2018.
The car has been used as a daily driver until recently, and over its 40+ years on the road has covered just over 200,000km. The car runs well, the engine is sound and the brakes are strong. The body is in good condition with only a couple of minor blemishes which could easily be tidied up. The blue cloth interior trim is also in excellent condition, only needing a clean, with the seat trim being well protected under the covers for many years.
The car is no longer registered and will be sold without a roadworthy certificate. However, a roadworthy certificate was issued for the vehicle in October 2018, so very little work is expected to be necessary in order to have the car registered again.
You don’t see many SLCs around and their production numbers were far lower than their convertible counterparts. If you’re looking for a classic Benz coupe and want something rare, the SLC is a great choice.
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Advertised on Trademe NZ - this one was sitting there for a few months by the time we added it to classic register.. Asking $20,000 it seems to be in reaosable condition for the price.. The seller at the time noted the car is a barn find in original condition, with its 225ci slant six motor that runs well. According to the seller at the time it has all its original paint with factory stripes does have dings and dents around it. The factory radio still works on AM in the dash.The Front seats have covers on them for a reason they do need work.