14th Jun, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 84

1979 Austin Morris Mini 1275 GT Rally car

Estimated at £18,000 - £22,000

Lot details

Registration No: JGP 610T
Chassis No: XE2D2629583A
MOT: October 2023

  • Offered with MSA passport to 2029 Stage Rally-Category 1
  • 1293 cc ‘A’ series engine, 45" DCOE carburettor and straight cut gearbox
  • Strengthened shell. Completed in 2019 with very little use since
  • Offered with original handbook, service book plus a collection of invoices

Offered with an MSA passport up until 2029, this is a ‘rally spec.’ 1275 GT build, which was completed in 2019 at Greetham Garage, and has seen very little use since. Originally, this Mini 1275 GT was supplied new by Mann Egerton Co. Ltd of London, to a Mr Church of London. Garage owner and rally driver, Julian Cardew took this car in part exchange in 1989 and recreated his successful Mini Clubman used in the 1970’s for road and stage rallying, before he moved on to Opel, Ford and then Peugeot. Used since his retirement on four small demonstration events.

The body has been prepared with necessary strengthening and seam welding including the front subframe. There's a competition dash and wiring and Cibie Oscar spot lamps. It wears four new Revolution 12" wheels with Yokohama tyres and is has two spare wheels. Power is delivered from a +.040 1293cc engine, with a 45" DCOE carburettor and straight-cut Jack Knight gears, providing a sound that evokes the memory of historic Mini racers. Circa 87bhp can be found at the flywheel, the output aided by a Peter Burgess race head and rally cam, balanced crank, steel flywheel and competition clutch. Fuelling from a large capacity tank is via an electric fuel pump with gases exiting via a 3 branch competition manifold. Cooling is aided by an alloy radiator and 13 row oil cooler.

The running gear includes adjustable Spax shock absorbers, straight cut box, with an open differential and Cooper ‘S’ drive shafts. Stopping the Mini are 8.4" discs and Mintex 1144 pads, Rear brake bias valve and inboard brake lines. Prepared for forest rally and tarmac stage events, the safety specification includes a full Dural sump guard, FIA Safety Devices bolt-in roll cage with door bars and rear diagonal, in-date OMP seats and Sabelt competition harnesses, a plumbed-in fire extinguisher system (serviced 2022) and a Quick Jack. On board, there is a Brantz 2 trip meter and a Terratrip road comms system. Supplied with the MSA passport valid until 2029, the original owner’s wallet (handbook and passport to service with stamps) and a collection of invoices plus a Pearson’s maintenance manual.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 14th Jun, 2023

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