This 64 Daytona was offered for sale by auction on the Silverstone auctions website - see the link to the original listing on Silverstone's site here. In the original listing (we arfe unsure whether it has sold), the sellers noted the following about the car:
It's rare to see one on such an exotoc clour - most examples kept to traditional blacks, whites, and greys. This looks great in what we think is Quartz Blue - If anyone knows for sure please let us know. This example of the C140 was advertised on carsales.com.au and through other online sources in Australia, in September 2019. If anyone has history on the car, please contact the author on the button provided so we can update this page.
The Mini LS was not officially released until July 1977. However, with the Melbourne Motor Show held in March that year, a couple of pre-production cars were built in January/February 1977 to showcase the upcoming model. This particular LS is one of the pre-production cars, and is believed to be the car which appeared on the stand of the Melbourne Motor Show (see the final image in the gallery of the LS on the stand).
This LS is a three owner vehicle. The first owner of the car was a mini enthusiast and is believed to have purchased the car off the stand at the 1977 Melbourne motor show. This history was communicated to the current owner by the second owner who was a friend of the first.
Although no official production records are available from Leyland, it is believed that approximately 500 “Silver Blue” LS Minis were produced. The 998 version of the LS was also offered in several other colours including Iridium Green, Nugget Gold and Hi-Ho Silver. All 998 LS’s were fitted with a vinyl roof which unfortunately led to significant rust in many of the cars, explaining their scarcity today.
The door cards in this example are original and check stamped January 1977. The five ROH wheels are original, with date stamps of January 1977. The car comes with the original boot mat in very good condition, and the original tool kit still in its original bag.
The odometer shows 64,927 km, but this is not indicative of the condition of the car. It has been fully rebuilt including the original engine and gearbox. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt using standard bearings and bushes. The car has only done 12,323 km since its complete restoration, and remains in immaculate condition.
There is an extensive booklet of research, communications and images of the restoration and research into the vehicle’s origins, making this example one of very few LS Minis documented from new. Shannons insurance have seen the paperwork for this vehicle and given a substantial agreed value. It was judged the second best mini at the National 50th anniversary show in July 2009 (beaten by the last 1275 LS held by the SA museum). Rather ironic that the first LS produced was beaten by the last LS produced. The car won best original Leyland at the Hey Nationals in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
The car is currently on club registration which is not transferable. However, Victorian custom “998 LS” plates are included in the price, and it will be supplied with Victorian RWC to suit the prospective buyer’s timetable. Offers around $25,000.00 will be considered. Substantial cost has been incurred restoring this car to its current condition. Please, no stupid offers, this is the real deal and there is extensive documentation to support the car’s authenticity.
Please contact Barry by signing in and clicking the contact seller button above, or email Barry directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0407266688. The car is located in Benalla, VIC 3672. For more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Steve by signing in and clicking the "contact seller" button above.
A nice example we spotted advertised on craigslist in September 2019. This one is a pre facelift car, Being a pre-1996 car, it appears to be suffering from the ASR issues which the seller mentioned in the advertsement. The following was taken from the initial ad on craigslist: Unfortunately It does have 2 issues:
1) Its has a slow power-steering-fluid leak. (Easy fix though).
2) The ASR-LIGHT pops up on the dash when the accelerator is pushed hard.
This is an exceptionally rare 1964 Studebaker R-2 Daytona Hardtop, which we spotted listed on ebay USA in August 2019. Much of tjhis wording heer comes directly from the original advertoisement. Fitted with a factory 289 cubic inch Paxton supercharged engine and full performance package. The package included: Heavy duty springs and shocks, power front disc brakes, 3.73 Twin Traction rear end, dual exhaust, rear radius rods, rear stabilizer bar, tachometer, 160 mph speedometer, front bucket seats
Up for sale is an excellent example of the popular but rare classic, the Chevy Cosworth Vega. The Cosworth Vega is a limited edition performance version of the Vega, and production totalled only 3,508 units between 1975 and 1976 - a year before the Vega would be discontinued altogether. The engine of the Cosworth Vega is where the car gains the Cosworth name, with a twin-cam fuel injected Cosworth engineered top end, producing 110hp. In addition to being a powerful unit, the engine is nearly 60 pounds lighter than the engine fitted to the standard production Vega. This makes for an excellent performance package.
This particular car is build number 1715, of 3,508. The car has been in storage for the last 8 years, and has been repainted in its original black acrylic. The body presents in excellent condition with no rust or panel damage. Black was the only colour available on these cars in 1975. This example has the optional cloth inserts applied to the seats (the standard trim was full-vinyl black). The car of course retains its individually numbered Cosworth Vega plaque on the dash, within the beautiful gold dashboard fascia.
The Cosworth Vegas have a large following in North America, and an impressive website has been setup to support enthusiasts at https://www.cosworthvega.com - we suggest you take a look at that site if you're genuinely interested in the car.
Should you have any questions or wish to inspect, please contact Jerry by signing up and clicking the contact seller button above.
We spotted this GTS for sale on automart South Africa - and it appers to have th GTS flares, rear badge, yet 10 inch wheels. Something strange is going on with teh data plate where it appears to have a double print where the late GTS model code sits. It could be a modified 1275E - and the owner was not advertising it as a GTS. However, the 1144BA chassis number and the flares make us think it is. The 10 inch wheel would mean the disc brakes would have had to have been removed though... Anyone know the car and have any thoughts?
The 1275 E was South Africa's farewell Mini model built between 1980 and 1984, with this particular example coming from the penultimate year of mini production in the country. Approximately 7,500 1275 E Minis were built, featuring the well respected 1275cc engine, and by the 1980s had a number of refined features making it a very comfortable classic, and a great way to get into the classic mini scene. These cars are becoming rare, and are popular exports to markets such as Australia, the UK and NZ where they are considered very unique.
This particular example is in excellent condition, having undergone a major restoration. A number of images showing the restoration process are included in the image gallery. The 1275 E sits on 10 inch wheels, with custom stripes and excellent pale yellow paint. A custom dash, retro radio, integrated speakers in the dash (and under the seat) and a great trunk fitout make for a practical classic. The red carpet is like new.
The car's 1275cc engine has been fully refurbished. An electronic distributor has been fitted, as well as a temperature controlled fan sitting on the outside of the radiator. The wheels are fitted with 165/70R10 Khumo tyres with less than 200km usage.
All parts fitted to the car were imported from Mini Spares UK, with everything replaced where required. For more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Ivan by logging in and clicking the "contact seller" button above.