Austin Mini 1959 Design Interior Exterior

The production version of the Mini was demonstrated to the press in April 1959, and by August several thousand cars had been produced ready for the first sales. The Mini was officially announced to the public on 26 August 1959. Some 2,000 cars had already been sent abroad and would be displayed that day in nearly 100 countries. The first example, a Morris Mini-Minor with the registration 621 AOK, is on display at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire. Another early example from 1959 is now on display at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire. The Mini was marketed under BMC’s two main brand names, Austin and Morris, until 1969, when it became a marque in its own right. The Morris version was known to all as “the Mini” or the “Morris Mini-Minor”. This seems to have been a play on words: the Morris Minor was a larger, well known and successful car that continued in production, and minor is Latin for “lesser”, so an abbreviation of the Latin word for “least” – minimus – ……

1930 Austin Seven Ulster Special Design Exterior Interior

Austin Seven EA Sports was exhibited in February 1930. After a short time nicknamed the Ulster on account of its similarity to the Works racers which had gained such ground on the Ards TT, the model highlighted a doorless vessel tailed two-seater aluminum body, “dropped” front turn (complete with bound transverse-leaf front spring), close-extent gearbox and side-mounted vapor structure. Incredibly tuned, its 747cc four-barrel engine made more than fifty percent more power than standard. As exceptional as they are appealing, just 168 EA Sports are thought to have been made before creation halted in 1932. The waving assortment of the Austin Seven was known as the Ulster and was exhibited in 1929. It was a creation line conveyed successor to Austin’s adjusted competition automobiles of the mid-1920s. The name was sourced from the range of the eminent overall Irish Tourist Trophy race. Interestingly with its bar accomplice, the Ulster had a re-tuned engine and a skeleton that sat three inches lower. They had a streamlined boattail body and no gateways. The Ulster automobiles were understood ……

1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark I Design Interior Exterior

The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports auto worked from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the “enormous Healey” models. The auto’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were collected by Austin-Healey at the Abingdon works. 124 hp, 2,912 cc OHV inline six-barrel engine with twofold 1¾-inch SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission with Laycock de Normanville overdrive, independent front suspension with circle springs, live back center point suspension, and Girling front circle brakes and back drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92 in. Unprecedented two-seat model, Matching numbers, in incredible Healey Blue and Ivory duotone paint, as extraordinary. Plot off recovery, with 500 miles since, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate Taking after the presentation of the initial four-barrel Austin-Healey 100 in 1952, and the resulting change to the six-chamber 100-Six in 1956, in 1959, the British Motor Corporation moved the auto that would transform into the portraying model of the degree: the 3000. As it had a three-liter engine that could produce124 torque, it was the best “Colossal Healey” yet, and ……