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1964-1975 AUSTIN 1800/2200 Landcrab specifications


After the Mini and 1100/1300 range, the 1800/2200 models were expected to complete Alec Issigonis’ successful hat-trick of BMC front-wheel-drive cars. But they didn’t. Despite the 1800 winning the Car of the Year award in 1964 sales were disappointing. Although over-engineered and with Hydrolastic suspension the ungainly looks and austere interior counted against the models. For 1972 a six-cylinder 2.2-litre engine was fitted to create the 2200; more power and better to drive, but it was too late to make any real impact.

Production

  • Production:
    210,000
  • Price at launch:
    £769
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,500
  • Price (good):
    £1,600
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.1secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    85.0bhp
  • Torque:
    90.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, Hydrolastic
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, Hydrolastic, trailing arm, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4171mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2690mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1410mm
  • Weight:
    1200kgs

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