There are images on this website of a Mini LS on a stand at a motor show. This is believed to be the vehicle on the stand at the Melbourne Motor Show in March 1977. The original owner was a mini enthusiast and is believed to have purchased the car at the show. The full history of this car is known from new and the daughter of the original owner still lives in the town where this car spent most if it's life. She has seen the restored car. I have email communications with mini experts that suggest that this is one of the pre-production types produced for shows and homologation testing before the model was released in late June 1977. This car had a strange console in it with an 'SS" sticker suggesting that the component came out of the ceased SS model production. When the console was restored the local signwriter scanned the original face and reproduces stickers from the image. The car has been fully restored and has all standard size bearings and bushes in the engine and gearbox, suggesting that the car was well maintained. 4th September 2019.......This vehicle is now for sale....see the for sale listing.
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