1978 Leyland Mini 1275 LS

This 1275LS found found on Ausmini forums in 2014/2015 -  the owner has now contacted us advising of the car's progress, having undergone restoration work since it was initially spotted, including rust removal, new paint, 1293cc engine, refurbished 8.4" disc brakes, new headlining and burr-walnut dash. Restoration is hoped to be completed by September / October 2016.

This is one of fewer that 500 1275 LS's produced in Nugget Gold, a very rare Mini, and the last of the Australian Mini's. If you own an LS mini, please contact us so we can add it to the register. If you're interested in the 1275 LS, have a look at the identification guide drawn up here:


Vehicle details

Added on 15 Nov 2015

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
Build date: 
built in September 1978
Manual (floor shift)
Paint Colour/Code: 
Nugget Gold (Dulon Acrylic code: 562-30825)
Interior Colour/Code: 
Brown cloth seats, creme vinyl finishes
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
Chassis Number: 


Chris Adams's picture

That's mine pictured currently (April 2016) getting a strip-down resto / rust removal, new 1293 engine, new 8.4" discs, new paint, new headlining, new burr-walnut dash. 

Restoration due for completion Sept/ Oct 2016.

Original engine removed by previous owner and powering a Moke somewhere in Vic.

Mini LS Register of Australia's picture

Hi Chris,

Glad you found yours on here! If you have any additional pictures of the car and the restoration, it would be great to add them to the car's profile - just send through some images to classicregister@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you, all the best with the restoration.