1973 Austin 1300 GT For Sale or Trade One family owned from new. This car was delivered in October 1972 to original family in Paris, France who owned the car for nearly 50 years. Built by Austin of England for export to continental Europe, this left hand drive car drives very well. Features include a sunroof, door panel pockets, a 4-speed center stick shift gearbox. CHASSIS NO. AA4DA27195B ENGINE NO. 12H/298F/64745 1275c OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Transverse-Mounted Engine Single SU Carburetor 56bhp at 5,250rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission 4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Hydrolastic Gas Springs Launched in Morris form in 1962 (the Austin equivalent did not appear until the following year) the Pininfarina-styled 1100 was the second BMC model to embody Alec Issigonis' masterpiece of automotive packaging first seen on the Mini. The 1100's transverse engine/front-wheel-drive layout enabled it to offer interior space approaching that of an A60 Cambridge in a bodyshell little larger than an A40's, while the comparatively long wheelbase and inter-connected Hydrolastic suspension made for a ride quality unapproachable by a conventionally suspended car. Not only that, but the 1100 boasted front disc brakes as standard at a time when almost all its rivals made do with drums. A 1300 version arrived in 1967, at which time the range was face-lifted, enjoying the status of Britain's best-selling car for many years. According to a copy of the original Certificat de Garantie that is still with the car, it was delivered new on October 7, 1972 to an address right next to Les Halles. Garaged in Paris—next to a Rolls-Royce Corniche that was also in the family's collection—it was lovingly maintained and enjoy in France until coming to the United States in 2008. Domiciled on the West Coast, it has continued to be garaged and maintained. This Austin is fitted with dual SU carburetors.
1973 Austin 1300 GT--SOLD (California) - $0
|Paint||Brown and Tan|
|VIN||CHASSIS NO. AA4DA27195B ENGINE NO. 12H/298F/64745|
|Body||Four door sedann|
|Lights||French required yellow headlights|
|Wheel Covers||Vanden Plas Hubcaps|
|Headliner||Tan Felt with Sunroof|
|Engine||1275c OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Transverse-Mounted Engine|
|Brakes||Front Disc and Rear Drum|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual|
|Fuel||Dual SU carburetors|
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