1978 Leyland Mini 1275 LS

This 1275 LS was on gumtree in February 2020, asking $23,490 - not too bad considering many standard Leyland Minis are around this price (although, they's have to be fully restored to ask it)..

Interestingly, the original 1275 unit has been replaced with a Cooper S 1275 unit, with twin carbs and finished in the proper green and all. The car otherwise looks wonderfully original, with the correct but worn red velour trim, disc brakes and its Hi-Ho silver paint. The Cooper S engine would make it a quicker car than it otherwise would have been, but that engine probably deserves to be back in a Cooper S - an original or close to original engine could be sources for this LS.

See the original ad here, and check out how many of these we've now got on the register - a whopping 78 of these collected over the last 7 odd years.. Hoping to hit the 100 soon if they keep popping up for sale online.

At the time of this ad, the seller made the following comments about the car:

The good:

  • Cooper S MK2 engine
  • Clive 160 cam
  • New ebc brake pads
  • New rotors slotted
  • Hi low
  • Coil springs
  • New AP clutch
  • New orange dot diaphragm
  • Light weight flywheel with light weight pressure plate
  • New rear brake hoses
  • New engine mounts
  • New 4 core radiator (copper)
  • New spark plugs
  • New spark plugs leads (lumenition)
  • Etc etc etc

The bad:

  • The body is not perfect, have some surface rust.
  • Small oil leak from timing cover side
  • 3rd to 4th gear grinds when you shift fast and high revsā€¦

Vehicle details

Added on 9 Feb 2022

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Build date: 
built in 1978
Manual (floor shift)
100,000 km
Paint Colour/Code: 
Nugget Gold
Interior Colour/Code: 
Not Available
Engine Type: 
4 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
Chassis Number: