An iconic car in one of British Leyland’s most famous colours – what more could you want? The Mini 1275GT was the one some of us of a certain age all lusted after as youngsters and, as a result, there aren’t as many left in good condition today. This one looks exceptional and is offered for sale by Paul Higgs Cars, a respected name in classic Minis.
From the seller: “We are very pleased to offer what is an icon amongst Classic cars and particularly Minis, the highly sought after 1275 GT. Finished in my favourite of all Mini colours and very period Russet Brown, with contrasting Gold GT coach lines and enhanced with a brand new set of Special tuning Minilite wheels with Yokohama tyres. This matching numbers example has been the subject of a very thorough mechanical and body restoration and is such presented in fantastic ready to use and enjoy condition.
On the road this GT will not disappoint, the 1275 engine pulls like a train through the gears and offers an exciting fun drive, the gearbox is also super smooth. During its restoration basically everything was renewed so it has fantastic handling and excellent brakes. An RC40 exhaust gives it a subtle but purposeful burble. You will also need to get ready for the attention this GT gets, you will instantly become very popular!
This Mini has a very well preserved interior with reclining brown velour seats and the original carpets, door cards and roof liner are also original. It has the three clock binnacle with rev counter and the 120MPH speedo.”