List of Austin motor vehicles

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The Austin marque started with the Austin Motor Company, and survived a merger with the Nuffield Organisation to form the British Motor Corporation, incorporation into the British Leyland Motor Corporation, nationalisation as British Leyland (BL) forming part of its volume car division Austin Morris later Austin Rover, and later privatisation as part of the Rover Group and was finally phased out as a brand in 1989.

Model listing[edit]

Models are placed according to which era they were first produced, some models carried over between eras of the marque.

Pre World War I[edit]

data source[1]

Model Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
25/30 hp Open tourer Clément-Gladiator motorcar assembled for financier Du Cros with different ("Austin") radiator
4
5,182
67
1906 1907
15/20 hp
4
4,151
4
1906 1906
18/24 hp Limousine, Phaeton, Cabriolet, s.w.b. Ranelagh 2-seater with dickey seat
4
4,399
1,575
1907 1913
40 hp Endcliffe, York
4
5,843
152
1907 1913
60 hp
6
8,764
14
1908 1910
15 hp Open tourer, 2-seater Ascot, 2-seater Harrogate with dickey seat, Town Carriage, Lancaster, Landaulettte
4
2,539
213
1908 1910
7 hp built by Swift Motor Company: sold as Austin 162; Swift 868
1
1,099
162
1910 1911
50 hp
6
7,374
24
1910 1913
10 hp Sirdar 4-seater phaeton
4
1,145
367
1911 1912
15 hp as 15 hp above
4
2,838
688
1911 1915
18/24 hp
4
4,916
?
1911 1913
30 hp Vitesse Phaeton
4
5884
425
1912 1916
40 hp Vitesse
4
6,236 1912 1913
10 or 10/12 hp Sirdar 4-seater phaeton
4
1,615
1,879
1913 1915
20 hp
4
3160
1,291
1913 1917

Post World War I[edit]

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
Twenty saloon, tourer, sports
4
3,610
15,287
1919 1930
Seven saloon, fabric saloon, tourer, sports, coupé,
4
747
290,000
1922 1939
Twelve Tourers: 5-str Clifton, Open Road
2-str Open Road, sports coupé
Saloons: Burnham, Berkeley, Westminster, Windsor or fabric
4
1,660 1922 1926
Twelve; then from 1931—
(Heavy) Twelve-Four
Tourers: 5-str Clifton, Open Road
2-str Open Road, sports coupé
Saloons: Burnham, Berkeley, Westminster, Windsor or fabric
4
1,861 1926 1939
Twenty Carlton and Whitehall saloons (SWB)
Ranelagh and Mayfair limousine and landaulette (LWB)
6
3,397 1927 1939
Sixteen
Light Six
Harrow two-seat tourer, Open Road tourer
Saloons: Burnham, Berkeley, Westminster, fabric
6
2,249 1927 1936
London High Lot Taxicab standard body built by Vincent or Strachan
Jones Bros £5 extra
4
1,861
1929 1934
Light Twelve-Six Eton Two Seater, Open Road Tourer, Saloons: Harley, Ascot
Sports saloons: Kempton, Greyhound; sports tourer Newberry
6
1,496
or

1,711

1931 1937
Ten-Four Clifton tourer, Lichfield, Sherborne and Cambridge saloons
Colwyn cabriolet, sports tourer
4
1,125
290,000
1932 1947
Light Twelve-Four Eton Two Seater, Open Road Tourer, Harley and Ascot saloons,
4
1,535
71,654
1933 1939
Sixteen 16 or 18 h.p. Harrow two-seat tourer, Open Road tourer
Saloons: Carlton, Iver, Berkeley, Westminster, York
6
2,249

or 2,510

1933 1938
London Low Loading Taxicab standard body built by Vincent or Strachan
Jones Bros £5 extra
4
1,861 1934 1939
Fourteen Goodwood saloon, cabriolet
6
1,711 1936 1939
Eighteen Norfolk, Windsor and Iver saloons, Chalfont limousine
6
2,510
2,953
1938 1939
Eight 2-door and 4-door saloon, tourer
4
900
56,103
1939 1947
Twelve saloon
4
1,535
8,600
1939 1947
Sixteen saloon
4
2,199 1939 1947
London Flash Lot Taxicab standard body built by Vincent or Strachan
Jones Bros £5 extra
4
1,861 1939 1939
Twenty Eight Ranelagh saloon or limousine
6
4,016
300
1939 1939

Post World War II[edit]

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
Austin 16 hp 4-door Saloon, Shooting Brake
4
2,199
35,434
1945 1949
A110 Sheerline Saloon, Touring Limousine
6
3,460 1947 1954
A120 Princess Saloon, Touring Limousine
6
3,995 1947 1956
A40 Devon/Dorset 2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, estate, van, pick-up
4
1,197
456,544
1947 1952
A125 Sheerline Saloon, Touring Limousine
6
3,995 1947 1954
A135 Princess Saloon, Touring Limousine
6
3,995 1947 1956
A90 Atlantic Convertible 4-seat convertible
4
2,660
7,981
1948 1950
A70 Hampshire Saloon, estate
4
2,199
85,682
1948 1950
A90 Atlantic Saloon 2-door saloon
4
2,660 1949 1952
A70 Hereford Saloon, estate, convertible
4
2,199 1950 1954
A40 Sports 4-seat convertible (Body by Jensen)
4
1,197
4011
1951 1953
A30 2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, estate
4
803
223,264
1951 1956

BMC era[edit]

1952 onwards

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
A40 Somerset 4-door saloon, Convertible
4
1,197
173,306
1952 1954
Nash/Hudson/American/Austin Metropolitan 2-door coupe/convertible
4
1,197 1954 1961
Nash/Hudson/American/Austin Metropolitan 2-door coupe/convertible
4
1,489 1954 1961
A40 Cambridge 4-door saloon
4
1,197 1954 1956
A50 Cambridge 4-door saloon
4
1,489 1954 1957
A55 Cambridge Mk I 4-door saloon
4
1,489 1957 1958
A90 Six Westminster 4-door saloon
6
2,639
25,532
1954 1956
A35 2-door and 4-door saloon, Countryman, van, pickup
4
1,098
280,897
1956 1959
Princess IV limousine
6
3,995
200
1956 1959
A95 4-door saloon, Countryman
6
2,639
28,065
1956 1959
A105 4-door saloon
6
2,639
6,770
1956 1959
A40 Farina Mk I 2-door saloon, Countryman
4
948
169,612
1958 1961
Lancer 4-door saloon (A product of BMC Australia)
4
1,489 1958 1962
A55 Cambridge Mk II 4-door saloon, Countryman
4
1,489
149,994
1959 1961
A99 Westminster 4-door saloon
6
2,912
15,162
1959 1961
Austin Gipsy 4wd 2-door
4
2,199
21,208
1959 1967
A60 Cambridge (Australia) 4-door saloon, 5-door "Countryman" wagon (A product of BMC Australia - re-engined A55 Cambridge Mk II)
4
1,622 1959 1962
Seven (Mini) 2-door saloon, Countryman (name changed from Austin Seven to Austin Mini in 1961)
4
848
1959 1961
Mini 2-door saloon, Countryman (name changed from Austin Seven to Austin Mini in 1961 and then sold under the Mini marque from 1969)
4
848
997
998
1,071
1,275
1961 1969
A40 Farina Mk II 2-door saloon, Countryman
4
1,098
172,550
1962 1967
A110 Westminster 4-door saloon
6
2,912
26,105
1961 1968
A60 Cambridge 4-door saloon, Countryman
4
1,622
276,534
1961 1969
Freeway 4-door saloon, 5-door station wagon (A product of BMC Australia)
6
2,433 1962 1965
1100 2-door and 4-door saloon, Countryman
4
1,098 1963 1974
1800 (ADO17) 4-door saloon (Austin Balanza in Belgium and the Netherlands)
4
1,798
221,000
1964 1975
Mini Moke 4 seat convertible
4
1964 1968

British Leyland (BL)[edit]

(Austin Morris, Leyland Cars, Austin Morris (reformed)) 1967–1982

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
1300 4-door saloon, 2-door estate car
4
1,275 1967 1974
3-Litre 4-door saloon
6
2,912
9,992
1967 1971
11/55 4-door saloon (South African market variant of Austin 1100) [2]
4
1,100 1968 [3] ?
Maxi 4-door hatchback
4
1,485 1969 1981
Maxi 4-door hatchback
4
1,748 1969 1981
1500 [4] 4-door saloon (Export name for Australian Morris 1500) [4]
4
1,485 1969?
Nomad [4] 5-door hatchback (Export name for Australian Morris Nomad) [4]
4
1,485 1969?
Tasman/Kimberley 4-door saloon (Australia and New Zealand only)
6
2,227 1970 1974
Apache 4-door saloon (Produced by British Leyland Motor Corporation's South African subsidiary, Leykor)
4
1,275
21,655
1971 1978
2200 (ADO17) 4-door saloon (Austin Balanza in Belgium and the Netherlands)
6
2,227 1972 1975
Allegro 4-door saloon, 2-door estate
4
998
1981 1982
Allegro 4-door saloon, 2-door estate
4
1,098 1973 1981
Allegro 4-door saloon, 2-door estate
4
1,275 1973 1982
Allegro 4-door saloon, 2-door estate
4
1,485 1973 1982
Allegro 4-door saloon, 2-door estate
4
1,748 1973 1982
Marina 4-door saloon,[5] 2-door coupe [5] (The Morris Marina was sold as the Austin Marina in certain export markets) [5]
4 [6]
6 [6]
1,275 [6]
1,748 [6]
1,798 [5][6]
2,622 [6]
1973 [5] 1979 [6]
1800 (ADO71) 4-door saloon. Sold as the Austin 1800 from March to September 1975 and then as the Princess 1800 through to 1978
4
1,798 1975 1975
2200 (ADO71) 4-door saloon. Sold as the Austin 2200 from March to September 1975 and then as the Princess 2200 through to 1981
4
2,226 1975 1975

BL / Rover Group[edit]

(Austin Rover) 1982 to 1988

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
Metro 2-door or 4-door hatchback 4 1.0/1.3 2,078,218 1980 1990
Ambassador 4-door hatchback 4 1.7/2.0 43,427 1982 1984
Maestro 4-door hatchback 4 1.3 - 2.0 1983 1994
Montego 4-door saloon, estate 4 1.3 - 2.0 569,000 1984 1994

Commercial vehicles[edit]

London Taxicabs[edit]

Complying with London Metropolitan Police Area (and Heathrow) regulations
also non-compliant hire car variants

Model Name Type of body Cyl. Disp. Sold From To
London High Lot Taxicab Heavy Twelve-Four hire-car chassis amended to comply Reg.s
Coachwork arranged to suit customer by Mann & Overton
4
1,861 1930 1935
London Low Loading Taxicab as above but using dropped cross-braced chassis of new Light Twelve-Six but still using Heavy Twelve engine etc
4
1,861 1934 1939
London Flash Lot Taxicab as above but with raked windscreen and rounded radiator of rest of Austin range first introduced in 1934
4
1,861 1939 1939
Metropolitan Taxicab FX3
or FX3D
as above but new all-steel body built by Carbodies in Birmingham and using the Sixteen or A70 petrol engine
soon replaced by diesel
4
2,199 1948 1958
FL1 hire car Private hire version of FX3
4
2,199 1949 1958
London Taxicab FX4 The classic Black cab (Hackney carriage)
Entirely manufactured by Carbodies from 1982.
4
2,178 1958 1997
FL2 hire car Private hire version of FX4
4
2,178 1959 1987

Car-based commercials[edit]

Light commercials[edit]

Lorries[edit]

  • Austin 2 ton (1913)
  • Austin 702 7 ton
  • Austin K4 Loadstar 1949-56
  • Austin 301 (rebadged Morris Commercial LC5) 1953-57
  • Austin WE 303/304, 403, 503 (1955–64)
  • Austin WF (1964–68)
  • Austin FG (also sold as 404 and S200) 1960-
  • Austin FV Series II
  • Austin FE Series III
  • Austin FF (also sold as Austin 45 and Morris FF) 1958-61
  • Austin FH (1961–64)
  • Austin FJ (1964–68)

Military[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R J Wyatt, The Austin 1905-1952. David & Charles, Newton Abbott, 1981, ISBN 0 7153 7948 8
  2. ^ Austin 11/55, www.aronline.co.uk Retrieved on 26 September 2013
  3. ^ Timeline 1968, www.ado16.info Retrieved on 26 September 2013
  4. ^ a b c d Export markets, www.elevenhundred.com Retrieved on 29 September 2013
  5. ^ a b c d e Austin Marina GT, www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au Retrieved on 7 May 2013
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Austin in South Africa 1962-1979 Timeline and Literature, moby302.co.za Retrieved via web.archive.org on 2 June 2013