1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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Hi Folks

I have the opportunity to buy a 1275 GT.

It was immatriculated in early 72, so i suppose it's a 71 built Car.

What makes me wonder is that it has a full Hydrolastic setup and all the bits seem to be in the right positions.

Did all the GT's had Hydrolastic? When was the change if there were both types?

Sure there are some of you knowledgeable people out there wich know the answer...

Many thanks

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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I'll have a gander at my mid '7s parts book when I get the chance to see if it gives a commission number for the change to cones.
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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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My brother has a January 1971 1275GT which is hydrolastic.

"The early 1969/70 1275GT shared some features with the MkIII Cooper S including the competition spec. Silver hydrolastic displacers although these would be replaced by 1971 with dry cone suspension in line with all Mini production (except the Cooper S which remained hydro until the end)."
1275 GT Register:-
https://www.minicooper.org/1275-gt-register/

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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June/July 1971 is when the Clubmans lost hydro, about the same time the Cooper S was officially discontinued.

A pity as it was very good when it was working correctly.

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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So it's something rather rare?

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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Fabian, Definitely something worth having in my opinion.
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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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The early GTs are certainly rarer by virtue of the fact there weren't as many produced before they evolved.
If it has some of the other early features too (no hole in top of inner wing, bonnet prop on left etc) then it will be a nice car to have.

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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The early 1275GT's also had the same close ratio gears as the Cooper S.

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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mab01uk wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:36 am
The early 1275GT's also had the same close ratio gears as the Cooper S.
I had a March 1971 1275 GT with 1128 close ratio gearbox and hydrolastic :)

Nice later 1275 GT here:-

https://www.rwclassicminis.co.uk/vehicl ... ification/

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Re: 1275 GT with Hydrolastic

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I've a friend who has a factory original 1973 1275 GT with a 22G1832 rod change gearbox and and it is close ratio :) :)

Alan

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