This is a rare mini 998 LS. The 998 LS was introduced as the successor to the mini S and SS, and was considered a top spec model. The 998 LS in some ways was more equipped than the 1275 LS, with items such as grille mounted foglights standard (whilst these features were optional on the 1275 LS.

This car is the most common colour you will find the 998 LS in - metallic blue. Often, these came with a vinyl roof (usually dark blue originally to give a 2 tone effect). However, these days, unless you find one restored to original specifications, 998 LS cars have usually been painted all over, or simply have the roof painted the darker blue rather than the vinyl covering.

A comprehensive identification guide for the 998LS can be found here:

Vehicle details

Vehicle Location: Country: 
Engine Number: 
10YC/TA/Hxxxxx (temporary)
Build date: 
built in May 1977
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
Paint Colour/Code: 
Silver Blue: Dulon/Dulux Paint Code: 562-30341
Interior Colour/Code: 
Blue Cloth/Black Vinyl
Engine Type: 
4 Cylinders
Chassis Number: 
Manual (floor shift)
Body Type: 
Current Owner: 
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Under restoration

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Mini LS Register of Australia's picture

Love it, thanks for adding it to the register! Best of luck with the restoration, and be sure to upload images as it comes alongĀ smiley