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1973 Morris Mini 1275GT & Trailer

Highlights

  • Extensive restoration completed in 2020 by the previous owner 
  • Restoration recorded in its own published book 
  • Great condition throughout 

The Appeal


A mighty automobile, in petite stature. Recognised in every corner of the globe thanks to its huge success over a 40-year production, the Mini has established itself as a British icon and its popularity has yet to slow down thanks to its favour with enthusiasts of all ages. 

This 1973 Mini is the rarer, sought-after, 1275GT variant, which features the noticeable ‘long-nose’ front end, and it is in great condition inside and out thanks to an extensive restoration completed by its previous owner. over a five-year period. The restoration came to a conclusion in 2020 and the result is a stand-out mini with an accompanying trailer and published book, which documents every single thought and part that was used to restore this car.

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The History & Paperwork 

  • Registered September 1973 
  • Assembled in Longbridge, Birmingham, England 
  • Only 5 previous owners 
  • Restored from 2015-2020 
  • Purchased in 2015 
  • Was kept garaged, and untouched, for ten years prior 
  • A published book, documenting the restoration, is included 
  • The book was written by an award-winning author who was the previous owner 
  • Folders of invoices and receipts 
  • Multiple additional Mimi memorabilia included 
  • Half-Mini-body used as a trailer, painted to match the car, included in the sale 
  • Currently residing in Dorset 

The Interior

  • In great condition 
  • Clean with no signs of wear 
  • MGB Front Seats finished in black vinyl 
  • Carbon Fiber effect dash trim 
  • Smith dials 
  • Moto-Lita 3-spoke steering wheel 
  • Black carpet 
  • No access to rear seats 

The Exterior 

  • Well kept condition 
  • Stand-out yellow paint in good order 
  • Red stripe & black roof 
  • Black wheel arch extensions 
  • Minilite alloys with Falken tyres 
  • Good tread on tyres 
  • Small dent front passenger wing 
  • Chromework looks in good condition 
  • Distinctive 1275GT appearance 
  • Fabulous, attention-grabbing look 
  • Matching trailer 
  • The trailer has a few minor marks present 

The Mechanics

  • 1275cc Straight-4 
  • Starts and runs smoothly 
  • Manureverd multiple times without issue or dramatics 
  • Pages of invoices for parts and work 
  • An extensive list of parts replaced and repaired 
  • Engine restoration by Carson Cars of Poole 
  • Unleaded head conversion 
  • Over £11,000 spent on parts and body restoration 

Summary


An iconic part of automotive and British history, the Mini is still as infectiously charming as the day it was revealed to the world. This 1275GT is a rare model of the popular classic and attracts enthusiasts and collectors alike. This 1973’ car is in great usable condition, thanks to its comprehensive restoration by the previous owner, who documented the car's transformation from forgotten to unmistakable. A great ownership opportunity without question. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Mini
  • Model 1275 with Trailer
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 28,131 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Pimperne
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom

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