1978 Leyland Mini - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Fun on a budget

Minis (or at least the first-gen British kind) are one of those cars that just put a smile on people's faces - with good reason.

They're a capable and nimble car that is relatively simple to maintain.

As we mention in a feature on the breed: "Australia’s infatuation with the Mini began in 1961 and lasted for almost 20 years. During the 1970s Australia built its own versions of the reshaped Mini Clubman and plenty remain available.

"The square-edged nose provided extra underbonnet workspace and improved engine cooling.  The Clubman was sold here as a sedan and also a useful panel van."

This example in Queensland is an LS running a 1275 engine with twin SU carburettors and a four-speed transmission. 

The owner says a lot of work, including a repaint, has been done and there are a few minor jobs required to finish it off. It's priced at $20,000.


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