1275 GT thread

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Ha! :D
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Interestingly on the Historic Vehicle paperwork (on the owner's website) it looks to be Teal Blue in the photo. Also states that the car was fitted with a Newton Interior so you were right!
This car is Portuguese built, as 99% of the 1275 Gt's available here.
That is clearly visible in the chassis ID ending with an 'S' , which denotes Setubal ( the plant location ) .
For sure in 73 the rev counter would be a 6k redline one...
Regarding the central ignition key, i've never seen it combined with a Rod Change gearbox , but i am not sure when column ignition was introduced.

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Luis,

Great info - thanks!
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LuisM wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:39 pm
This car is Portuguese built
Of course - Mini Mokes. Were Minis CKD kits from Longbridge or proper built up cars like the Auto and Belgian cars?
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Of course - Mini Mokes. Were Minis CKD kits from Longbridge or proper built up cars like the Auto and Belgian cars?
We always used CKD kits , if in the mid/late 60s only a couple of components were locally made ( EG: seats ), with time more local components were incorporated ( Seats, glasses, wheels i believe, etc )

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Spotted in the At The Auction Thread, and posted by BigWig, is this 1976 GT at Mathewsons. I thought I'd post up the video so that everyone can see the details of what appears to be a very original '76 GT. Hopefully Mathewsons will leave the video up after the auction as it is a great reference for anyone restoring a mid '70s car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Url56EOAv1s
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surfblue63 wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:29 pm Hopefully Mathewsons will leave the video up after the auction as it is a great reference for anyone restoring a mid '70s car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Url56EOAv1s
YouTube videos can be downloaded using known tools should you want to keep it for future reference. Obviously there are copyright requirements to be observed.
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Can i ask the question of where the Front Grill "GT Badge" should be positioned as certainly Leyland adverts show that GT Badge located in differing positions .. :roll:
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The most common placement is to the lower left of the grille. But as there is not a fixed point then the actual position can vary.
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Just to be shure, what is the colour of the original steel 10" rims ? And are the centres the same as from the MGB ?

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