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After establishing the motoring business of Wolseley Herbert Austin founded his own motor company, Austin of England. Austin quickly established a range of quality cars favoured by the upper and middle classes, in 1922 it rewrote the rules with the introduction of the Austin Seven.

The Seven brought motoring to the masses and was followed by a succession of other small cars (7, 8 and 10HP) selling alongside the larger saloon models. In 1952 the company merged with the Nuffield Group (Morris, MG, Wolseley and Riley) to form the British Motor Corporation (BMC), at the time one of the most successful car firms in the world.

Austin continued to grow its range of cars and commercials throughout the 50's and 60's, however by the beginning of the 1970s had become part of the British Leyland company. The 70's were an unhappy period for the once mighty British car industry suffering from quality problems and industrial action, by the 1980's the British Leyland company had undergone another name change, Austin Rover.

The last Austin models were the Metro, Maestro and Montego, none of which benefited from the association with BL. By the mid-80's all Austin's were renamed "Rover", a brand which was perceived as being "more upmarket".

Models produced by Austin

10

10

1911-1912

10

10

1913-1915

10

10

1939-1947

10/4

10/4

1932-1934

10/4

10/4

1935-1936

10/4

10/4

1937-1939

10/4

10/4

1939-1940

10/4 Sports

10/4 Sports

1934-1936

10HP

10HP

1939-1947

1100

1100

1963-1974

12

12

1921-1927

12

12

1927-1931

12

12

1930-1936

12

12

1938-1939

12

12

1939-1947

12

12

1940-1940

12/14

1916-1916

12/4

12/4

1932-1936

12/6 Ascot

12/6 Ascot

1934-1937

12/6 Harley

12/6 Harley

1931-1935

12HP

12HP

1939-1947

1300

1300

1967-1974

14/6

14/6

1937-1939

15

15

1909-1910

15

15

1911-1913

15/20

15/20

1906-1906

15/20

1913-1914

152 Omnivan

152 Omnivan

1960-1962

16

16

1932-1936

16HP

16HP

1945-1949

18

18

1938-1939

18/24

18/24

1907-1907

18/24

18/24

1908-1909

18/24

18/24

1911-1913

1800

1800

1964-1975

20

20

1916-1920

20

20

1921-1928

20

20

1929-1931

20

20

1932-1938

2200

2200

1972-1976

25/30

25/30

1906-1907

28

28

1938-1940

3-litre

3-litre

1967-1971

30

1914-1916

40

40

1908-1911

40

40

1912-1913

50

50

1910-1910

60

60

1908-1910

7

7

1909-1911

7

7

1929-1932

7 (Long)

7 (Long)

1932-1934

7 65/Nippy

7 65/Nippy

1933-1937

7 Chummy

7 Chummy

1922-0

7 Ruby

7 Ruby

1935-1936

7 Ruby

7 Ruby

1937-1939

7 Speedy

1934-1935

7 Swallow

7 Swallow

1927-1932

7 Ulster

7 Ulster

1930-1932

8

8

1939-1947

8HP

8HP

1939-1947

A105

A105

1956-1959

A110 Mk I

A110 Mk I

1961-1964

A110 Mk II

A110 Mk II

1964-1968

A125 Sheerline

A125 Sheerline

1947-1953

A30

A30

1951-1956

A30 Seven

A30 Seven

1952-1956

A35 Countryman

A35 Countryman

1956-1962

A35 Saloon

A35 Saloon

1956-1959

A35 Van

A35 Van

1956-1962

A40 Cambridge

A40 Cambridge

1954-1957

A40 Countryman

A40 Countryman

1948-1952

A40 Devon

A40 Devon

1947-1952

A40 Dorset

A40 Dorset

1947-1949

A40 Farina MkI

A40 Farina MkI

1958-1961

A40 Farina MkII

A40 Farina MkII

1961-1967

A40 Somerset

A40 Somerset

1952-1954

A40 Sports

A40 Sports

1950-1953

A50 Cambridge

A50 Cambridge

1954-1957

A50 Van

A50 Van

1954-1958

A55 Cambridge

A55 Cambridge

1957-1958

A55 Cambridge

A55 Cambridge

1959-1961

A60 Cambridge

A60 Cambridge

1962-1969

A70 Hampshire

A70 Hampshire

1948-1951

A70 Hereford

A70 Hereford

1950-1954

A90 Atlantic

A90 Atlantic

1949-1952

A90 Westminster

A90 Westminster

1954-1956

A95

A95

1956-1959

A99

A99

1959-1961

Allegro 1100/1300

Allegro 1100/1300

1973-1983

Allegro 1500/1750

Allegro 1500/1750

1973-1983

Ambassador

Ambassador

1982-1984

Big 7

Big 7

1937-1940

Cambrian

Cambrian

1957-1961

Champ

Champ

1952-1956

FX3

FX3

1947-1958

FX4

FX4

1958-1973

Gipsy

Gipsy

1958-1968

Heavy 12/4

Heavy 12/4

1933-1935

Light 12/4

Light 12/4

1921-1939

Light 12/6

Light 12/6

1931-1937

Maestro

Maestro

1982-1994

Maxi 1500

Maxi 1500

1970-1980

Maxi 1750 HL/HLS

Maxi 1750 HL/HLS

1973-1981

Maxi I

Maxi I

1969-1970

Metro

Metro

1980-1990

Metro Vanden Plas

Metro Vanden Plas

1982-1990

Mini

Mini

1959-1967

Mini

Mini

1959-1969

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

1961-1964

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

1964-1965

Mini Cooper S

Mini Cooper S

1963-1964

Mini Cooper S

Mini Cooper S

1964-1969

Montego

Montego

1984-1993

Princess IV

Princess IV

1956-1959

Sixteen

Sixteen

1927-1930

Sixteen/Eighteen

Sixteen/Eighteen

1933-1934

Sixteen/Eighteen

Sixteen/Eighteen

1935-1937

Sports 20

Sports 20

1915-1915

Sprite

Sprite

1971-1971

Taxi

Taxi

1929-1958

Victoria

Victoria

1972-1974

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