Austin 1972


Great Britain


1100 Mk II and 1300

wb: 7ft 9½in 4 cyl.
1098 cc
48 bhp
4 cyl.
1275 cc
58 bhp
4 cyl.
1275 cc
70 bhp
Saloon 4-dr 1100 1300 1300 GT  
Saloon 2-dr 1100 1300 1300 GT  
Estate - Countryman -  


AUSTIN 1100/1300 £867/938
After many years as Britain's best selling car, the front-drive family model with the durable Pininfarina styling still sells well against more recent competition. Compact size, generous interior space, safe cornering and the level Hydrolastic ride give it a strong appeal. With a choice of two engine sizes, two or four doors or estate and a 1300 GT, there's something for everyone.
Based on the saloon which was for many years Britain's top selling car, the Countryman has a low floor which makes loading easy and it is relatively wide. Its Hydrolastic suspension, interconnected between front and rear gives it a level ride though with some vertical float. The spare wheel is recessed in the rear floor and the car is cleared for loads up to 850 lb.

London report


wb: 8ft 8¾in
(2642 mm)
4 cyl.
1485 cc
75 bhp
4 cyl.
1748 cc
84 bhp
4 cyl.
1748 cc
91 bhp
Saloon 5-dr 1500 1750 1750  
      new model  

Up-rated performance and up-dated appearance on a super new version of Austin's front-drive family hold-all. New grille, rubbing strips and wheel trim, brushed nylon seats, improved facia and leather covered steering wheel are visible signs. Under the bonnet, ten per cent more power and higher torque come from higher compression, twin carburettors and a new camshaft.

London show review

1800 and 2200

wb: 8ft 10in 4 cyl.
1798 cc
86 bhp
4 cyl.
1798 cc
96 bhp
6 cyl.
2227 cc
110 bhp
Saloon 1800 1800 S 2200  
    end of prod. new model  

AUSTIN 2200 £1,448
British Leyland scores with the first six-cylinder engine to be mounted crosswise. Introduced first in Australia, it is developed from the Maxi four-cylinder. Power and torque go up by a quarter compared with the 1800 big four engine. The radiator moves from the side to the front and has an electric fan. The gear change is rod-operated for smooth action; brakes are bigger.

London report


wb: 2695 mm 4 cyl.
2199 cc
68 bhp
4 cyl. diesel
2520 cc
Taxi FX4 FX4D