1275 GTS clubman 1978/79

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1275 GTS clubman 1978/79

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Asking price £15 000.


Engine: 1275cc original 11-stud GTS engine block, crankshaft. +0,40” overbore AE standard-compression pistons, Innocenti/GTS conrods, standard 11 stud cylinderhead with 33mm inlet and 29mm exhaust valves, Twin SU HS2 1 1/4 carburettor. Standard air filters. FACET electric fuel pump. MANIFLOW mild-steel LCB exhaust system. Minispares hi-flow 3 core radiator. 11 blade yellow plastic mechanical cooling fan. Lucas 45D distributer, electronic ignition conversion. GTS camshaft with single valve-springs and standard cam followers. Gearbox: Mini four-speed manual, rod-type, close ratio 22G1040 gearset, four-synchro A-series gearbox. lightened flywheel and backplate. Verto clutch, standard diaphragm. 3.44:1 final drive ratio, standard diff. KAD Quickshift. Suspension: OE subframes, nylon-mounted rear. Adjustable hi-los, Monroe gas dampers. Front: adjustable hi-los, RED DOT cones, adjustable comp tie-bar, adjustable lower arms, Monroe gas dampers. Brakes: Dual circuit, diagonally split, non-servo assisted. Copper brake pipes. Front: 8.4-inch disc non-vented, 8.4-inch AP lockheed callipers, OE pads. Rear: Spacered drums, OE Shoes. Wheels/Tyres: 6x12-inch Superlite alloy wheels. Falken ZIEX ZE914 165/60R12 tyres. Interior: Original tan GTS seats front and rear, original tan GTS door cards, deluxe carpet set brown in colour. Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts. GTS clocks, aftermarket rev-counter, genuine GTS 3 spoke 12 inch steering wheel, white perforated headlining. Exterior: Mini clubman bodyshell painted in Leyland Yellow, replacement floor pans, battery box, nose. GTS plastic wheel arhes. GTS vinyl stripes in black. Hella headlights. Chrome flat mirrors and mirror plinths. Chrome clubman bumpers. OE clubman grille and GTS badge on the rear.

During engine rebuild/restoration of the car the following was replaced during 2021:

1275 40 thou oversize AE/Nural standard compression 8.8 piston set with new rings.
Big-end bearings, Mains bearings, Thrust washer set, Standard oil pump, Valve guides, Water pump standard with cast iron impeller, Duplex timing chain and timing chain follower, Cam thrust plate and lock tab, Engine steady bushes, Engine mountings, Thermostat housing, Top radiator hose clubman type and Bottom radiator hose with heater takeoff.

Gearbox casing is 22G1832 small idler gear, rod type, close ratio 22G1040 gearset with 3.44 final drive as per standard.
Gearbox was rebuilt with the following:
3rd motion shaft double roller bearing, 1st motion input roller bearing, 1st motion nose bearing, 14 mm roller bearing, Both idler gear bearings,
2-step layshaft, Competition baulk rings, Laygear small and big bearings, Minispares central oil pickup pipe,Minispares anti-leak kit, Selector shaft steady bush, Inner pot joints and Outer disc brake cv joints

Flywheel and back plate was skimmed, Standard clutch kit fitted with new bolts both short and long bolts

8.4 inch 2 piston callipers Lockheed type rebuilt with new stainless pistons, re-plated and new calliper kits fitted
Standard disc brake hoses.

GTS Twin SU HS2 1 ¼ inch carburettor setup on GTS correct 12G2464 inlet manifold fitted with locating rings, GTS correct air filter housing with new air filters.
Throttle spindles, Throttle discs, Jets, GY needles, Float bowl linking pipe, rubber hoses, Throttle return spring and GTS correct throttle cable adjusting bracket.

UK sourced wiring loom for clubman GT AN136, 4-fuse fuse box and lid, Single bullet connectors, Light switch, Hazard switch, Twin horn setup
Windscreen washer pump, jets and hoses.

I have the history file of the car from the previous owner when I purchased the car in 2004.
I have a photo library of about 5000 pictures of the car through the years. There is much more to the history and the bare metal bolt and nut restoration that took place in 2016/2017.

Asking price £15 000

Car is licensed and license disc up to date, all paperwork in order and I am the registered owner.
Car is based in Pretoria, South Africa. Shipping will be for buyers expense.
Contact Philip Gates +27 72 758 7740

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Re: 1275 GTS clubman 1978/79

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That is THE Clubman I'd buy if I could.

Good luck with the sale, someone is going to get a great car!
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Re: 1275 GTS clubman 1978/79

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Thanks Mark for the kind words.

Some more pics.



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Re: 1275 GTS clubman 1978/79

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Price drop £13500

The entire history and build thread as documented on the samini forum. https://samini.co.za/showthread.php?tid=209

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