Classic Mini Cooper 1275gt clubman
1974 Mini Classic Mini 1275GT Clubman
|Item location:||Gulfport, Mississippi, United States|
Description for Mini Classic Mini 1974
Up for sale is my 1974 1275GT Leyland Mini Cooper Clubman, right hand drive that has undergone a very recent restomod.
The car pulls beautifully up to highway speed with its mkIII 1275cc A+ engine mated to the newer style (rod shift) 4 speed manual transmission. The motor had the head gasket replaced about 10k miles ago with the addition of an LCB maniflow header. Previously, the header was mated to a maniflow exhaust but is currently connected to the straight pipe you see in the photos. Recently the valves have been set and the single HSU 1-1/2 carburettor has been fully rebuilt. Needle and jet have been matched to the car and the old waxstat type linkage has been replaced with a newer style, the one currently on the carb isnt in the best shape so I ordered a new one form the UK. Fuel lines and fuel tank were pulled to be cleaned, original hard line was in bad shape so I replaced that as well as the connecting rubber lines. Fuel filter is new and the fuel tank has been cleaned and sealed inside and I repainted the outside as well.
The car stays cool sitting in 90deg MS weather or moving at 70mph on the freeway in help with the added 10inch oil cooler and secondary aux radiator. Both oil cooler and radiator are situated as front mount units. The oil cooler is a quality earls unit with a mocal thermostat so the oil temps run where they are supposed too. The front mount radiator is fashioned from a quality heater core and is controlled through the cab by the heater control. The heater still functions and the lines can be shut off and on via the engine bay.
Transmission shifts smooth with no grinding, clutch was replaced at time of head gasket. Had gone through a recent fluid change. I up and down shift through the ranges and it never pops out of gear.
Here is a list of other new items on the vehicle:
Camouflage paint job; gunmetal, slate grey, off whiteFull Safety Devices FIA spec roll cage with harness barCorbeau Forza seatsCorbeau mini clubman seat bracketsCorbeau 3pt double release harness beltsFull set ACW makrolon polycarbonate window kit with locking window sliders driver/passACW window install kit nut and boltISR v2 Hydraulic ebrake (not installed)Electronic 45d distributorNew coil, spark plugs, spark plug wiresJWspeaker type front headlightsAlternator isolator electronic kill switch with keyUniversal steering hub
This was a no expense spared purpose built vehicle.
All areas with surface rust were treated properly, brought down to metal, sanded for adhesion, metal prep, seal, then primer and paint. There were some really bad spots on the door bottoms that needed cutting out and welding. All the old seam sealer on the roof was taken out and new 3m sealer applied.
All items that needed replaced were done so with upgraded units. All safety items were taken care of. All wiring was gone through, many of the wiring to the alternator/starter/etc were found to be brittle and replaced. Gauges were sent out and cleaned and re-calibrated. Red top optima is 1 year old. I built this vehicle intending to track it but so far have only taken it to work a few times (yes its road legal with the right hand drive). I recently picked up another project and decided I cant keep both and need to sell this to fund my new toy. If you have any questions feel free to call at 619 200 zero six three seven. I can also take any other pictures you would like. Im currently traveling for the holidays but when I get back im open for test drives. No trades, just need the money for the new build. Any questions on the price, price out what these vehicles are going for compared to regular classic minis and price out the new parts.
Vehicle is being sold as is WITHOUT warranty.
Full payment is due at end of auction. Method of payment accepted: cash, PayPal (buyer pays fees), wire transfer (I bank through Wells Fargo)
Vehicle transport is the responsibility of the buyer. I can help with companies as I ship a lot of vehicles. I have all the stock seats, Windows, parts, etc. but it will NOT fit in the car and most companies don't have room to stow extra gear so it's up to you if you want the old stuff, however all stock seats are newly reupholstered.
Thanks for looking!
If you're interested in the reserve feel free to bid and you will eventually find out. Every time I list an item people don't bid and instead overload my inbox with reserve questions....bid away!