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.

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For further information on these cars, take a look at the Mini 1275 LS information guide.

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Paint colour/code: 
Nugget Gold
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Chocolate brown cloth / Creme vinyl
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45,602 km
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1 of 800
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Right Hand Drive
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