BMC 1100 and 1300

BMC 1100 and 1300

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The British Motor Corporation's 1100 and 1300 model range was amongst the most successful in the Corporation's history, selling more than 2.1 million of all types between its introduction in 1962 and its demise in 1974. World-wide, it was sold under eight different marque names and in two-door saloon, four-door saloon, two-door estate, and five-door hatchback forms - and very nearly as a van as well. In Britain, it was the country's best-selling car between 1962 and 1971, being beaten just once (in 1967) by the Ford Cortina. BMC 1100 and 1300 looks at the design and development of a model range that at the time confirmed BMC as a pioneer of new automotive ideas and had a profound impact on other manufacturers. It covers not only the full standard model range, but special conversions, cars built abroad, and owning and running the cars today. Superbly illustrated with 150 colour photographs.All the first cars came with the Maxia#39;s fourspeed cableoperated gearbox, but for the 1971 modelyear an overdrive fivespeed ... 1300 Auto, while the more expensive one was a Nomad 1500 with a choice between fourspeed and fivespeed manual gearboxes. ... Australian Motor Manual was impressed with the fourspeed Morris 1500 when it tested one for its July 1969 issue, describing it as ... content to dribble along at low speeds in top gear, responding willingly to an opening throttlea#39;.

Title:BMC 1100 and 1300
Author:James Taylor
Publisher:Crowood - 2015-07-31


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