Wed, 8th Dec 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

  Lot 14

1972 Austin 1300 Mk.III

Sold for £3,262

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: MLU 459L
Chassis No: AA2SAS842627A
MOT: Exempt

  • A rare two-door variant of the ADO16
  • Finished in the attractive colour of Black Tulip
  • Approximately 90,000 recorded miles
  • Recently fitted with new window rubbers and chrome window trims

Introduced by the 'British Motor Corporation' (BMC) in 1962 and known officially as the AD016, variants of the ADO16 were available under the Austin, MG, Morris, Riley Vanden Plas and Wolseley brands. The range proved was very popular and for most of its production life (between 1962 and ) was Britain's best selling car. Various versions were available including the Saloon (in two or four-door specifications), Countryman and sportier GT model. Made famous in popular culture by 'Basil Fawlty' giving it a "damn good thrashing" in an episode of Fawlty Towers, ADO16’s are an ever-popular British classic.

Manufactured in 1972, this was supplied new to the United Kingdom being first registered on the 15th of November that year. Fitted with the later 1275cc straight-four A-series engine mated to the four-speed manual transmission. Finished in the attractive colour of Black Tulip with Black vinyl interior upholstery, ‘MLU 459L’ has a recorded mileage of c.90,000 miles and shows nine former keepers on HPI. Said to ‘present well and run and drive well too’, with 'solid underside and floors'. The Austin has also recently benefitted from the fitment of new window rubbers and chrome window trim.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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