1963-1974, 1119800 produced. ((including 1300))
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Essentially a badge engineered version of the highly acclaimed Morris 1100 saloon launched one year earlier, the Austin 1100 version made its first debut in 1963. The Austin followed the normal pattern of in-house BMC "badge engineering" which for the Austin version of the 1100 meant the trademark "wavy" Austin grille, badges and a unique dashboard featuring a "strip" speedometer.
Designed by Mini designer Sir Alec Issigonis the 1100 range all shared the same basic mechanical design, Austin and Morris versions both shared the same transverse mounted 1098cc A series engine. The Hydrolastic suspension design was also utilised in the Austin variant, this revolutionary design gave the 1100 ride nether before experienced in a small family car. In 1967 the 1100 received a facelift which included redesigned rear lights and for the first time, a two door body style and a "Countryman" estate version.
Production finished in 1974, by which time nearly 1,200,000 cars had been built.
Buyers Guide Austin BMC 1100 & 1300 (1962-1973) featured in Practical Classics January 2006 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|1098cc||S4 OHV||BMC A-Series||62.93mm x 83.72mm|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Rack-and-pinion||Independent/Hydolastic suspension||Independent/Hydolastic suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|80 mph||24 s||35 mpg||48 bhp 5100|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|102||Austin 1100 Saloon||Barons||8 Feb 2010||Not sold|
|344||Austin 1100||ECA Classic Auctions||21 Jan 2007||Not sold|
|601||1971 Austin 1100 Saloon||Bonhams||4 Dec 2006||£2100.00||£2415.00|
|07||1971 Austin 1100 Saloon||Bonhams||28 May 2006||£1800.00||£2050.00|
|1975||Austin 1100 (1973)||Bonhams & Brooks||4 Dec 2000||-||£863.00|
|036||Austin BMC 1100 (1963)||Barons||23 May 2000||Not sold|
|Unknown||Austin 1100 (1970)||Parkes||21 Feb 1998||Not sold|
|054||Austin 1100 MKIII (1972)||H&H Sales Limited||21 Feb 1996||£1800.00||-|
|035A||Austin 1100 Saloon (1969)||Sandown||14 Oct 1995||£1650.00||-|
|049||Austin 1100 MKIII (1972)||Christies||10 Sep 1994||£1900.00||-|
|017||Austin 1100 (1972)||ADT||13 Jun 1994||£425.00||-|
|081||Austin 1100 (1968)||ADT||7 Dec 1993||Not sold|
|009||Austin 1100 (1971)||ADT||9 Aug 1993||£500.00||-|
Group Test: BMC Saloons - Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2006|
A Badge For Every Market. Was BMC's 1100 saloon a great idea or a rubbish marketing ploy? Andrew Roberts Finds Out. Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
Buying guide - BMC 1100 & 1300 - Mini magic with extra comfort (1962-1973)
|Publication||Practical Classics February 2006|
|Buying guide - BMC 1100 & 1300 - Mini magic with extra comfort - Take the Mini's best bits, add space and you've got BMC's 1100 range.|