Mini BL 1275GT from 1974, Wood & Pickett preparation, London.
Probably the only Wood & Pickett in Italy with LHD.
Only one owner from 1974 to 2010.
The second and current owner has virtually never used it, he purchased it only to add it to his collection of Minis.
The car spent most of its life in the Côte d’Azur (Beaulieu-sur Mer, France) covering only 38260 km (which can’t be verified, but very likely given the car’s condition).
The second and current owner has virtually never used it, he purchased it to add it to his collection of Minis.
Short history of the London preparer Wood & Pickett: coachbuilder born in 1947, specialised in the customisation of cars, just like other coachbuilders of the time (Hooper, Mulliner Park Ward, Radford, etc.), including: Rolls Royce, Bentley, MG, Range Rover and Mini for VIPs including: Peter Seller, Twiggy, Paul McCartney, John Lenon, Steve McQueen, etc.
Two Mini-based preparations (usually Austin/Morris Mini Cooper S or Mini 1275GT): Margrave more complete (with the typical gutter trim and vinyl roof) and W&P Mini, like the one offered, with decorative accessories to embellish the car created in 1959 by Alec Issigonis.
Car published in Automobilismo d’Epoca in February 2014 together with a W&P Margrave version.
The car is in very good condition, with two-tone burgundy and black paint, nose with double W&P aluminium headlights, W&P front bull-bar (now removed as the current owner didn’t like it), tinted windows and black aluminium rims with Dunlop diamond pattern.
Interior: Mini 1275 GT leather-lined steering wheel, sumptuous front and rear custom W&P leather seats, leather panelling, wooden dashboard with exclusive W&P design with SMITHS additional instruments, extra specific push-buttons for the various services, original vintage Stereo 8 and special carpeting.
Mechanics in very good condition, no work to foresee.
A car for true collectors, rare to see this models for sale, unique piece in Italy.
Original Italian documents and number plate of the time.
It is not registered in any historic register.
Regular inspection will be carried out upon delivery.
The car can be viewed and picked up by appointment with Catawiki in the province of Brescia, Italy.
- Model Type
- WOOD & PICKETT - MINI 1275 GT
- Located in
- Body style
- Mileage reading
- 38260 km
- Registration papers
- with Italian registration
- 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear
- Multiple colours
- Horse Power
- Cubic capacity