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1962-1971 MG 1100/1300 specifications


The humble Austin 1100 initially seemed like an unsuitable starting point for an MG version, but as it happens, the small saloon acquitted itself very well indeed. Tenacious front-wheel-drive handling and a well-appointed interior made the MG 1100 a genuinely sporting saloon. It wasn’t perfect, though – it proved difficult for mechanics to work on, and had a terrible reputation for rust, which was rightly deserved. Survival rate is low considering the huge number produced, but those that are left are not expensive to buy, and cost peanuts to run.

Production

  • Production:
    124,860/32,549
  • Price at launch:
    £949
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,200
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.6secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    48.0bhp
  • Torque:
    60.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent wishbone with Hydrolastic displacers
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent with trailing arms incorporating Hydrolastic displacers
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3727mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2375mm
  • Width:
    1545mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    832kgs

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