1973 Mini 1275GTS



Here we have for sale a desirable early Mini 1275 GTS from 1973, the first year of production.

Just arrived from South Africa
Very solid original example in need of light restoration
Body is in good original shape, never welded and rust free in all the important areas
Paint is faded and interior needs a bit of tidying
Matching number original 12H-GTS engine
Rare project opportunity

All import duties/VAT paid and UK/DVLA registered
One for the Mini enthusiast/collector looking for something a bit different.

Location Devon, 20 mins from Exeter

  • Year of Registration : 1973
  • Drive : RHD
  • Engine Size : 1275
  • Transmission : Manual
  • Exterior Colour : Red
  • Interior Colour : Black
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The Leyland Mini GTS is a unique South African model which was produced in small quantities between 1973 and 1979 as a higher performance successor to the Mini 1275 GT at the Blackheath plant in Cape Town. The GTS has several unique features which make it a particularly desirable model in the Mini range, although awareness of this model in markets outside of South Africa remains limited.

At the time the GTS was built, local content regulations significantly influenced manufacturing in the South African automotive industry. Hence the decision to locally cast a version of the Cooper S engine for use in the GTS was a major benefit to the car, considering that by 1973 the Cooper S specification 1275cc unit had been phased out in other international markets.