1971 Mini Clubman/Yamaha R1 Creation

Lot: 427

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Offered for sale is a 1.0L 1971 Leyland Mini Clubman/Yamaha R1 engine manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Fabulous and Funky, Yamaha R1 motorcycle-engined Mini Clubman... ...

  • This is a well-crafted and well-engineered development of a 1971 Mini
  • The distinctive bodywork has been created as an homage to the IMSA racers of the 70s
  • Fitted with Yamaha's compact 160bhp, 998cc, liquid-cooled, 20-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder R1 engine
  • 6-speed sequential gearbox with cable-operated remote shift. Chain drive
  • Resplendent in Gloss Black with deep dish, polished rim Superlite wheels
  • Bespoke interior in black with Mamba retro buckets seats and full harnesses
  • The rebuild (£20,000) has been fully documented/photographed in a complete portfolio
  • We understand that the Mini has been shown and has won trophies quite recently
  • As people sometimes say "This is probably the most fun you can have with your clothes on"

NB; Subject of an insurance claim in 2002 however now fully rebuilt


Lot Details

Registration: EYL 481J RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1971 Engine size: 1.0L
Make: Leyland Odometer reading (miles): 25000
Model: Mini Clubman/Yamaha R1 engine MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: XA252311236

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Totally unique body styling, carried out to a very high standard


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Appears to be rust free, very rare for a Mini of this age


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


A real one off


Gears: Drive-shaft:


It’s unique to the build of the car, it has 6 forward gears and 6 reverse, once mastered its fun to drive

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


It is exactly as it should be, but bear in mind, it’s chain driven, so makes more noise than usual.


Minor: Major:


Everything works as it should.

Vehicle History


It has a full portfolio of restoration plus a couple of trophies.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history