Price: US $3,427.77 Item location: New Providence, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mini
  • Model: Classic Mini
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 1275GT
  • Year: 1975
  • Mileage: 34,150
  • VIN: XE2D240904S
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 1275cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Cassette Player
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1975 Mini Classic Mini 1275GT

1975 MINI 1275 GT.1 of less than 10-15 here in the States. Especially LHD. Full rotisserie restoration performed in Portugal over the course of 1 1/2 years. Complete disassembly and rebuilding of every mechanical component: (Engine, Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical systems.)All brackets stripped and either zinc plated or powdercoated. All chrome redone. Complete Stainless Exhaust System.Car is beautiful.A duplicate restoration here in the States would be $30-$40k plus the cost of the car. Completed Summer of 2014 and purchased by me in Summer of 2015 and arrived from Portugal in Oct. 2015. Car has a High Amp Alternator, Japanese Type Starter and Pointless Distributor making car extremely easy to maintain and enjoy.Below are a few words on the History of the 1275 GT especially now that the Cooper S cars are selling anywhere from $12-15k for bare shells and rust bucket cars missing a lot of original components.And up to $50k-$80k+ for race history cars and full resto cars similar to this GT.Total cost on the resto repair with this car was over 25k Euros($30kUS).
The 1275 GT is often incorrectly described as the "Mini Clubman 1275 GT". The official name was always just the "Mini 1275 GT", and it was a separate, distinct model from the Clubman (although it shared the same frontal treatment as the Mini Clubman, and was launched at the same time).A new model, dubbed the 1275 GT, was slated as the replacement for the1,275ccMini Cooper S (the 1,275cc Mini Cooper S continued alongside the 1275 GT for two years until 1971).In 1971, the 1,275cc Mini Cooper S was discontinued in the UK, leaving the Mini 1275 GT as the only sporting Mini on sale for the rest of the decade.It was the first Mini to be equipped with atachometer. It also featured a standard-fit close-ratio gearbox. Performance of the 1275 GT was lively for the time, achieving 0–60mph (97km/h) in 12.9seconds, and the excellent midrange torque offered a 30–50mph (48–80km/h) time in top gear of only nine seconds.The Mini Clubman and 1275 GT were replaced in 1980 by the new hatchback Austin Metro.