1968 Austin 1100

Highlights

  • Extensive history file with refurbishment photos
  • Recent full service including waxoyl treatment
  • Best in show winner at the ADO16 show
  • Upholstery and dashboard present well

The Appeal

When it hit the market in 1962, the Austin 1100 was Austin's most popular car - and it was for good reason. Thanks to Austin's understanding of standardisation, this small family car benefited from carrying similarity to the Mini - and it didn't end with the A-Series engine under the bonnet. The car was a perky performer, comfortable, and characterful - and thus perfectly hit the national zeitgeist. 

Restored back in the 90s, this award-winning car comes to us in a stylish livery, with a full Waxoyl treatment underneath and some new carpets and headlining inside. It's a lean, attractive mid-century car that recaptures a much-loved era of BMC during their golden age. 

Whether you've been the chap fawning over one of these at your local car show, or just fancy a new little classic, this is a great opportunity.



History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1968
  • The DVLA records 10 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since July 2023
  • Had a full service last year, including a waxoyl treatment
  • Extensive file on the car, including many photos of a refurbishment done some years ago
  • Car won best in show at the ADO16 show back in the 90s
  • Currently indicates 46,713 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Only 600 miles covered in the past year
  • MOT exempt and last tested in 2019



The Condition

  • Bodywork and underside appear in very good order with no signs of significant corrosion
  • A few minor chips over the years have been touched up and are hard to detect
  • Wheels could do with a repaint but are in acceptable condition
  • Underside is solid and free of any obvious concerns
  • Roof lining has been replaced
  • Facia shelf shows signs of heat cracking due to the sun, covered with a mobile phone holder
  • Upholstery presents well
  • Dashboard and steering wheel present well
  • Sun visors need new clips
  • New carpets recently fitted
  • Door cards appear in smart condition
  • New radio has been fitted



The Mechanics

  • 1,098cc A-Series I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine had a complete overhaul some years ago, including new wiring and electronic ignition
  • New steering rack bush fitted
  • New water pump fitted
  • The vendor reports that the car starts first time and drives beautifully
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues



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Auction Details
  • Year 1968
  • Make Austin
  • Model 1100
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 46,713 Miles
  • Engine size 1098
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ruislip
  • County Middlesex
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids from 3 bidders
  • Fennerm £1,600 14/07/24
  • gordon.•••• £1,500 14/07/24
  • Fennerm £1,200 12/07/24
  • p-mccar•••• £1,000 12/07/24

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