20th Sep, 2023 10:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 105
 

1976 Leyland Mini Clubman
11-year restoration completed 2023

Sold for £7,312

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: NFH 562P
Chassis No: XC2S2330081A
MOT: August 2024

  • Comprehensive 11-year photographically documented restoration
  • Almost every component replaced or overhauled during restoration process
  • Less than 10 miles covered since completed
  • Displays c.54,868 miles on the odometer

The Classic Mini Clubman, introduced in 1969 and manufactured until 1980, occupies a distinct space within the Mini Cooper lineage. Developed by BMC, it incorporated technical elements that mirrored the evolving automotive landscape of its time. The Clubman's split grille design, serving dual purposes of style and enhanced engine cooling, represented functional adaptation. Its suspension system, a fusion of independent front and interconnected hydrolastic rear setups, achieved a balance between comfort and handling, emblematic of the industry's drive for enhanced driving dynamics.

Emerging during a transformative period in automotive history, it formed a bridge between the original Mini and subsequent models, encompassing a spectrum of engine options, ranging from a pragmatic 998cc to a potent 1275cc, catering to diverse driving preferences. Its importance to this day is clear, with the clubman becoming a favourite among collectors and enthusiasts.

This particular Clubman was purchased by the vendor as a project to restore for his son in June of 2012. Reportedly, the shell was in very good condition and thus provided a great base for the following 11-year restoration that would ensue. With reportedly only the door skins requiring replacement, little other bodywork repairs were necessary. The car was mounted to a rotisserie and received a full respray both on top and underneath in the lovely shade of red it is offered in today, before being subsequently re-built with almost every single component replaced for new or overhauled and painted. The interior was re-upholstered including the parcel shelf stitched with the union flag, as well as a new dashboard, steering wheel, carpets, headlining, switches and belts. The engine received a top-end overhaul with an unleaded conversion, disc-brake conversion, new driveshafts, an increased capacity fuel tank, replacement clutch, replacement master cylinders, new subframe, 3-branch exhaust through to a full twin-pipe Janspeed ehaust, 13 inch Minilites with 30mm spacers, bushes, ball joints, screen rubbers, halo front lights, spotlamps...the list goes on.

Having recently been completed and the son being more interested in motorbikes, the vendor has now decided to find a new home for this well-restored mini, with it having just received its first MOT back on the road on the 25th of August 2023. Showing 54,868 miles on the odometer at the time of its MOT, the car comes accompanied with a history file containing a large collection of invoices for parts used during the restoration, the V5C document which displays 6 former keepers and a number of digital photographs documenting the 11-year restoration.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks
andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk
07943584762

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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