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Friday, 19 February 2021

Wolseley 1500 mk1 brochure 1957

Wolseley 1500 was produced from april 1957 to 1965. It utilised the Morris Minor floorpan, suspension and steering but was fitted with the larger 1,489 cc  B-Series engine and MG Magnette gearbox. The car was almost identical to the Riley One Point five, though the Riley was equiped with twin SU carburettors giving it a little more power at 68 hp. 

The Postwar range of Austin Cars. Eight, Ten, Twelve and Sixteen Brochure


This is the brochure of the entire post war Austin passenger car range. See if you can spot the differences. They look very similar, but different in size. Who said modern cars look alike? 

Monday, 15 February 2021

Austin Sixteen BS1 Brochure


 You can call the Austin 16 BN1 the first post war Austin.  Manufactured from 1945 to 1946, it was basically the body of the Austin Twelve with the new 4-cylinder 2199 cc, overhead-valve engine fitted. This made the 16 BS1 the first Austin saloon car with an overhead valve engine.  This was quite a strong engine, giving a healthy turn of speed compared to the rather staid prewar Austin saloon cars. Reading this brochure really makes you want to go out and find one of these machines. 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Shadows in the snow (photography)


Austin 1800 " Balanza" Brochure 1965


This is one of the earliest Dutch language brochures of the Austin 1800. Only the MK1 Austin version in the Netherlands was called the " Balanza" . This brochure explains the principles of this unusual car in detail using schematics and very artistic drawings by Alec Issigonis, the primary designer himself.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Wolseley 1500 photos

I wonder how long the snow will stay. The Wolseley is longing for a sunny spring run. 
Just one wheel out in the snow: " I'm freezing my taillights off!"
Shovelling snow? " Get a snowplough, my boy!" 
Jimny doesn' t mind, he' s a tough little puppy.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021