Lot 187 - 1970 Austin 1100
|Odometer reading||36,774 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,304|
- Restored example
- Immaculate condition
In 1962, a quite revolutionary new saloon was launched by BMC at the same time as the brand new MGB. Initially wearing the Morris badge, ADO16 was hot from the drawing boards of Alec Issigonis and Pininfarina. Offered in many guises by Innocenti, Morris, Riley, Wolseley, Vanden Plas and Austin, the ADO16 was truly universal in its appeal. In line with BMC's policy at the time, Austin badged versions of the ADO16 were built at Longbridge, whilst Morris and MG versions were assembled at Cowley. The original Mk. I models were distinctive for their use of a Hydrolastic suspension. Marketing material highlighted the spacious cabin when compared to competitors such as the Ford Anglia, Vauxhall Viva HA and BMC's own still popular Morris Minor. Unlike almost all of its competitors, the ADO16 featured front-wheel drive instead of the rear-wheel drive. The Mk. I Austin/Morris 1100 was available, initially, only as a four-door saloon.
This Austin 1100 is possibly the finest example we have offered. Originally registered in March 1970 and showing only three owners prior to its enthusiast vendor, we are told that this lovely example runs as well as it looks. Upon inspection it fired up on the first time of asking which is not surprising given that the engine bay is as immaculate as the rest of the car. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT exempt Austin must be seen to be truly appreciated. Offered without reserve.
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