Mini 1275GT (1969 – 1980) Review

Mini 1275GT (1969 – 1980) At A Glance


+Fun, easy to work on and great to drive

-Not as pretty as a 'classic' Mini

Seeking to save money, British Leyland replaced the Mini-Cooper with an uprated version of the Mini Clubman. However, just as the blunt-fronted Clubman lacked the character of the original Mini, so the 1275GT was a disappointment compared with the Cooper, with only a single-carburettor 1275cc engine of 59bhp.

It wasn’t that bad a car, with front disc brakes and more sophisticated equipment inside, and at least it stood out more than other Minis with its Rostyle wheels and decals. And it did see the introduction of the three-pack instrument cluster that ended up being used in all Minis to production end in 2000.

Ask Honest John

How much is my 1980 Mini 1275GT worth?

"I've had a 1980 Mini 1275GT since new and it's covered just 50,000 miles. It doesn't go and has not moved for five years but is in surprisingly good condition on the outside. I now realise I am not going to get around to any restoration so wish to sell. How can I value it so that I get a sensible price?"
As a rough guide, we'd expect to see a concours Mini 1275GT on sale for more than £10k while £5000-£7000 seems to be the price set for good one. Projects can vary wildly between £1000 and £2500. If you need a specific valuation, you can either find a car that's in similar condition to yours for sale and price it accordingly - or you can contact the British Mini Club ( and see if they can help.
Answered by Keith Moody
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