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AUSTIN 3-LITRE

2-door 4-seater saloon, 4-door saloon, 2-door estate.

Direct replacement for successful 1100/1300 range, with more rounded styling, anything but attractive, and Hydragas instead of Hydrolastic all-independent suspension. Notorious at first for quartic steering wheel profile (rectified by mid-seventies). Usual A-Series engine/transmission in sump front-drive layout, though Issigonis not involved. Estate body only with 1300 engine, and automatic ditto. 110 replaced by 1000 after 1980. Effectively displaced by new-generation Maestro - thank goodness!

Technical Specifications

Engine:
642,350 all Allegros 
Configuration:
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1968 to 1971  
Number produced:
998cc/1098cc/1275cc (S4 Tr OHV)