1978 Leyland Mini 1275 LS

This LS was for sale in 2014/15, and has undergone a bare metal restoration. The car has been completely stripped back (originally was nugget Gold), and repainted in a ford orange. 

Other than the paint colour change, the car is largely original. Its a shame the colour was not kept original, but anyway, it makes for an interesting looking 1275LS. Engine was also fitted with a webber carby (stock should be a 1.5" SU carby. 

Amazing condition - hopefully finds a buyer soon. If anyone finds out who buys the car, let me know so we can get some further details.

The following work was described as being done to the engine:

Original 1275cc and has had a 20''' overbore to1293cc capacity.
New pistons, rings, reground crank, new engine bearings.
New billet Kent camshaft from UK, mild (semi race)
New followers. Re-conditioned cylinder head.
Re-raced gearbox, aftermarket quickshift.
40 DCOE weber on mid-length manifold.
Polished bellhousing. Exhaust replaced.

Here is our Vehicle ID page guide for the 1275LS. If anyone needs to known how to identify a genuine car, this could be helpful:


Vehicle details

Added on 3 Feb 2015

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
Build date: 
built in September 1978
Manual (floor shift)
Paint Colour/Code: 
Nugget Gold: Dulon, Paint Code 562-30825
Interior Colour/Code: 
Brown Cloth seats, cream vinyl seat backing and door trims, creme head lining
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
Chassis Number: