1978 Leyland Mini


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    76 000 mi / 122 311 km
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Supplied by Henlys of Ashford and registered on the 31/01/1978 as a HenlysJubilee modelThe red, white and blue union flag livery was applied at the dealershipOriginal owner for 30 years and only fiveowners in total.76,000 miles from new with supporting documentationComprehensive history. Every service detailed,matching job cards,old MOTs and tax discsRecent minor restoration works undertaken to bring up to a super standard.Fitted with Cooper 'S' wheelsDistinctive and rare little car for extroverts and being offered at No Reserveis sure to find a homeThis stunning little offering was supplied by British Leyland dealer Henlys of Ashford in Kent andon the New Vehicle Order Form from Henlys dated 05/01/78 that's inthe file, it states colour as JUBILEE referring to the Red, White and Blue graphics applied by the dealer. The Mini was first registered on the 31/01/1978 and was the pride and joy of its first owner for the next30 years out of 41 withjust five custodians in total.Henlys, one of BLs major franchised dealership chains, had been building a reputation in the late 70s for creating individual Minis and that side of the business developed well, culminating in them buying Wood & Pickett the countrys best-known builder of bespoke Minis in 1986. Unfortunately there are no records available confirming the number of Jubilee Minis that they completed, however, anecdotally it was very few.This Mini has a comprehensive history file with the original Bill of Sale, old MOTs, finance and insurance information, SORN records and dozens of invoices detailing every service with matching job cards backing up its 76,000 miles. Remarkably, someone has carefully compiled an exact timeline listing every single thing that has happened to the car in its life. It starts with the original deposit receipts and ends with the most recent MOT in February 2019 at 75,518 miles when a new battery and spark plugs were fitted. It appears that quite recently it spent a number of years sitting quietly in the corner of Stephen James BMW showroom and was SORNd at that time but has now been fully returned to the road.The bodywork is described as very smart with naturally a few age related marks but in general, the little car looks fabulous and presents really well. Inside it has been treated to a new set of carpets and the original vinyl seats in Regal Blue have been deep cleaned showing a small amount of patina but the cabin is generally good and oozesthe 1970s. Mechanically the Mini is spot-on, driving very well with the little A-series pulling hard, according to our vendor, and is free from rattles, noises and leaks.Fitted with Cooper 'S' wheels by the Huddersfield Mini Spares Centre this car is most certainly a unique package andcoupled with its excellent provenance and being offered at 'No Reserve', is sure to find a new home when it returns to Birmingham for our sale.