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News: THE AUSTIN 1800: A CELEBRATION

Any visitor to the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show looking for reasonably priced but imposing four-cylinder transport had a choice of five models.

News: MEET THE OWNER: NIGEL RICHARDSON AND HIS AUSTIN 1800

Local summer shows and fairs are so often a source of fascinating machinery. You might attend a fete with a vague expectation of bookstalls selling copies of Harry Potter for fifty pence, the delights of “Ferret World”, and a brass band playing In The Mood. But, then, you note a display of cars in a far corner of the field.

News: MEET THE OWNER – DAMIEN RYAN AND HIS AUSTIN 1800

For too long, the ‘Landcrab’ family was overlooked in favour of other BMC front-wheel-drive cars.

News: MEET THE OWNER – CAMERON BURNS AND HIS MORRIS 1800

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JOHN WILKINS AND HIS AUSTIN 3-LITRE AMBULANCE

It would be mission impossible to select a Car of The Show from the thousands of fine machines at the recent BMC & Leyland Show 2021. However, it would be fair to say that one of the vehicles that attracted the most attention was the Austin 3-Litre Ambulance owned by John Wilkins.

News: MEET THE OWNER: EDWARD ARMSTRONG AND HIS POLICE AUSTIN MINI COOPER S MK. II

There are those rare occasions when your rare and desirable classic turns out to be even rarer and more desirable than you first imagined. For example, 37 years ago, Edward acquired a 1969 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk.

News: MEET THE OWNER – CAMERON BURNS AND HIS MORRIS 1800

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

News: THE MORRIS 1800S: A CELEBRATION

It is early 1969, and you have it all; the Scott Walker hairstyle, the Paisley shirt and a Ford Cortina GT Mk. II. Yet, you are beaten by a Morris 1800 bearing an ‘S’ logo on the boot at the traffic lights. What is the world coming to?

News: AUSTIN METRO COOPER SURVIVES!

A major pleasure of the classic world is encountering a car that you a) had only ever read about and b) were convinced had completely vanished off the face of the planet. A vehicle that fulfils both of these criteria – the Austin Metro Cooper was shown at the NEC show last month.

News: 50 Years of the Austin 3-Litre

If any car deserved the title of ‘misunderstood’ it is the Austin 3-Litre, one of the last products of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). Insure your classic car today with Lancaster Insurance

News: An Overlooked Classic? – The Austin Maxi

The Austin Maxi is a car that deserves to be better remembered – a FWD hatchback with a transversely mounted OHC engine and a five-speed gearbox was a truly radical idea for a family saloon in 1969. This was a new BMC offering that was launched at a time when the Vauxhall Victor FD 1600 could still be ordered with a three on the column and, even more incredibly, it was intended to replace the A60 Cambridge. - Written by Andy Roberts

News: MEET THE OWNER – STEVE WADDINGHAM AND HIS AUSTIN ALLEGRO 1100 DE LUXE

There is one question that Steve Waddingham is often asked regarding his 1975 Austin Allegro – 'where's the square steering wheel...?'.