MINI 1275 GT (1969-80)

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THE MINI AT 60 -

WHY IT’S SPE­CIAL It’s an icon of the 1970s and a great value ticket into hot-Mini own­er­ship – but prices are creep­ing up

It’s hard to ar­gue that BL didn’t make a bit of a back­ward step with the 1275 GT, given that for most of its life it was the sporti­est Mini avail­able, yet was slower than the ‘round­nose’ Cooper it had

re­placed, let alone the Cooper S. For those who are too young to re­mem­ber the Cooper S, how­ever, the 1275 GT was an icon of the 1970s, its Roy Haynes styled ‘square­front’ be­ing very much of its era. Again, this is a model that fre­quently gets repli­cated as Club­mans still aren’t worth much. Look for hardto-find 1275 GT-only bits like a leather bound steer­ing wheel and a triple dial in­stru­ment bin­na­cle.

WHAT TO PAY £4000-7000

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