1978 Leyland Mini 1275 LS

We have had this LS since around 2005, after finding it for sale on a Mosman street in Sydney. It has had a large amount of work done to it prior to our purchase, and thankfully has been restored in its original Hi-Ho silver colour. A few other chromed bits and pieces in the engine bay, and extra painted parts too (they went with a bright blue theme on accessories). The car had hotwire mags, which have now been replaced by the original LS wheels. The previous owner also put hi-lo suspension in the car, and had it re trimme in a grey cloth (again, we now have original seats, but they need restoring before going in). 

We had a few problems with the engine at the start (Couldnt get it to idle nicely, despite a lot of tuning) - turns out it had a hot cam in it.. The engine has since been fully rebuilt, and painted the original black. The car of course retains its original front disc brakes, and all other features. It appears the dash top pad has however been replaced at some stage, as the one in the car does not have the dashboard brake lamp / hand brake light as was standard on 1978 cars. This car also has an aftermarket woodgrain dash, which is very nice, so will probably stay in the car.

If anyone has history on the car, we would appreciate it. One thing that sets this car apart, is its little Australian flag under the A pillar - someone may know this car and have history based on that..

More pictures to come - sorry only had these bad ones!

Here is a link to the ID guide:


Vehicle details

Added on 2 Feb 2015

Vehicles are added to the register for historical record purposes by owners and enthusiasts. If you have a question about this vehicle, please contact the user that added the vehicle by clicking "Contact Author" below.

Vehicle Location: Country: 
Build date: 
built in October 1978
Manual (floor shift)
Paint Colour/Code: 
Hi-Ho Silver: Dulon, Paint Code 562-17553
Interior Colour/Code: 
Red velour cloth seats, black vinyl seat backs, black door trims and roof lining
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
Chassis Number: