1977 Leyland Mini – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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After a nut-and-bolt restoration, this Mini is about as good as they come!

While the Mini lives on today, in its BMW-owned distant relative, the original Mini remains one of the singular most iconic and significant cars in history.

A pint-sized thing, the "two-box" design that somehow fit four people inside was an instant hit.

At the time, it was a fashion accessory to celebrities, a movie star in its own right, and was even adapted into hugely competitive race cars.

Its legacy still lives on today, even to the most casual automotive observer.

The Mini even enjoyed tenure as part of Australia’s now-departed manufacturing industry, being assembled locally for many years until October 1978.

This 1977 Leyland Mini is a 1100CCSS model with a 4-speed manual.

The seller asserts that the car underwent a full nut-and-bolt restoration around five years ago.

The engine and gearbox has been rebuilt (seller has receipts), interior has been re-upholstered and outside the car has been resprayed in a groovy blue duco with white roof.

The seller claims the car is "like new" in every aspect; body, engine and all.

The car is listed at $26,500, and while there are more affordable examples available, none look as pristine as this.

You can check out the full listing here!

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