Morris 1971

Minor 1000 - end of prod. in April
1100/1300 - end of prod.
Oxford s.VI - end of prod. in April
Marina - new model in April

Great Britain


1100/1300 range was discontinued but is still available in certain countries.

Minor 1000

wb: 86 in
(2184 mm)
R4 cyl.
1098 cc
48 bhp
Traveller - end of prod. in April


1100 Mk II and 1300 Mk II

wb: 93.5 in.
(2375 mm)
4 cyl.
1098 cc
48 bhp
4 cyl.
1275 cc
58 bhp
4 cyl.
1275 cc
70 bhp
Saloon 4-dr 1100 1300 -
Saloon 2-dr 1100 1300 1300 GT
Estate 2-dr - Traveller -



Oxford series VI

wb: 100.3 in.
(2548 mm)
4 cyl.
1622 cc
61 bhp
- end of prod. in April




wb: 106 in.
(2700 mm)
4 cyl.
1798 cc
83 bhp
4 cyl.
1798 cc
86 bhp
Saloon 1800 1800 S




wb: 96 in.
(2438 mm)
4 cyl.
1275 cc
60 bhp
4 cyl.
1798 cc
83 bhp
4 cyl.
1798 cc
94 bhp
  1300 1800 1800 TC - new model
Saloon De Luxe Super De Luxe TC  
Coupé De Luxe
Super De Luxe
Super De Luxe TC  

From left clockwise: 1800 TC Saloon, 1300 Super De Luxe Coupé, 1800 Super De Luxe Coupé, 1800 TC Coupé, 1300 Super De Luxe Saloon, 1800 Super De Luxe Saloon

Marina 1800 TC Saloon
From £883 (incl. P. T.)
Fastback coupés are very much in vogue, but even so it was something of a surprise when British Leyland unveiled a coupé version of the Morris Marina back at launching time in April. Its a good looking car too, cheaper than the saloon version, but only two-door instead of four. The interior is well finished, and there's plenty of room in the rear despite the sloping back window which does suffer from misting-up problems. The coupé has the same choice of engines as the saloon, 1300 c.c., 1800 c.c. and 1800 TC, the most powerful one giving a top speed of about 100 m.p.h.
From £989 (incl. P.T.)
4-dr TC: £1,127 (incl. P.T.)
We waited three years for the Marina to appear as British Leyland's new family car for the 70s, and there's no doubt it will be a big success. It is as conventional as its older relatives are unorthodox, with North-South engine at the front driving the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox. Simplicity has been one of the key-words, to help with reliability. Suspension is torsion bar at the front and semi-elliptic at the rear, steering is rack and pinion, and there's a choice of three engines and two stages of trim, de luxe and super. There is a £45 million investment by B.L.M.C. in the Marina range.

London report

Marina 1800 TC Coupé

Marina 1300 Coupé

Marina 1800 Super De Luxe Coupé and Saloon

Marina 1300 Saloon

1800 Saloon