I sort of started this a while ago but have lost the thread. It didn't have that much info so I thought I'd start putting up some pics etc.
Always wanted to build a new 1275 if possible. When I was a kid we had a Mini Clubman which my father loved and it was the first and last car we worked on together. He always wanted a faster version but we could never afford it.
Anyway that was back in 1983, here's the inspiration: