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Overview

Produced: 1962-1971, 801966 produced. (inc 1300)
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
Morris 1100

The Morris 1100 took the original Mini design concept another stage further, it made its debut in 1962, one year before the near identical Austin version. The 1100 had an all new body shell with a transverse mounted 1098cc A-series engine driving the front wheels (as in the Mini). The suspension made use of Alex Moulton's Hydralastic design also used on the Mini and BMC 1800 range.

Initially the 1100 came only as a 4 door saloon, however this was quickly joined by a 2 door and a 2 door estate car known as the "Traveller". In 1967 a MKII 1100 was announced which introduced a new front grille, rear wings, rear lamps and revised trim. As would be expected Morris 1100's retained a few features to distinguish it from the Austin versions such as a different facia panel and minor trim variations.

The 1100 range quickly became Britains No1 seller and so consequently need little development during its lifetime, it remained in production alongside the larger engined 1300 versions and was eventually discontinued in 1971.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm8.5

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 9"4' 3"12' 2"5' 0" 0 (16)0' 0"

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