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Lot 71

1979 Mini 1275GT
Full track specification inc. 1340cc Turbocharged engine

Sold for £9,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YFC 533V
Chassis No: XE2D2-642701A

  • 1275GT based track specification mini, benefiting from Garrett turbocharged 1340cc uprated engine, roll cage, performance dash and extinguisher system
  • Benefited from engine overhaul in October of 2014 at a cost of £3,606 and comes accompanied with over £43,000 in invoices
  • In Current ownership for the last 7 years and offered with just 12,595 miles

Launched in the summer of 1959 as Sir Alec Issigonis's sideswipe at the bubble car which had swept through Europe in the late 1950s, the Mini was truly a revolutionary car. Packing a remarkable amount of interior space into its 10ft length by placing its 'A' series engine sideways from 'east to west' in the engine bay, the practicalities which had dominated its design concept seemed almost accidentally to produce a small car which on its rubber-cone suspension and 10-inch wheels was remarkable fun to drive. The Mini's rapid acceptance amongst the elite as 'the' car to be seen in soon saw ig dislodging the Ford Anglia to become the best selling car in the UK and has since become one of the most successful competition cars of all time, running rings around far bigger and more potent opponents by dint of its incredible handling.

In current ownership for the last 7 years, YFC 533V is a rare and perhaps unique proposition. based on a 1979 Mini 1275GT and reshelled in 1989, this particular example benefits from a full road-legal track conversion, with specification including the engine being uprated to 1340cc and fitted with a Garrett AIResearch T3 Turbocharger, turbo-specific cam and duplex drivetrain. The vehicle also features additional cooling with the use of a high capacity alloy radiator, with additional cooling fan and oil cooler. YFC 533V was subject to an engine overhaul and lightened flywheel in october of 2014 at a cost of £3,606.

In addition to upgrades to the engine, the vehicle also benefits from a straight cut Jack Knight transmission, fully adjustable shock absorbers, tie bars and rear anti-roll bar, and the car sits on 13x7 wheels with uprated 4 pot calipers at the front. YFC 533V also features a stripped out interior with full bolt-in roll cage, bucket seats, performance dash with both internal/external battery isolator and full extinguisher system covering engine bay, interior and boot.

Currently displaying 12,595 miles, YFC 533V comes accompanied with a comprehensive folder including over £43,000 in invoices dating back to 1989, a number of previous MOTs, the V5 Document and more. The vendor rates the condition of the painwork as ‘Good’ with the bodywork, engine, transmission and gearbox, electrical equipment and interior trim all as ‘Very Good’.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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