1962-1971, 801966 produced. (inc 1300)
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
The Morris 1100 took the original Mini design concept another stage further, it made its debut in 1962, one year before the near identical Austin version. The 1100 had an all new body shell with a transverse mounted 1098cc A-series engine driving the front wheels (as in the Mini). The suspension made use of Alex Moulton's Hydralastic design also used on the Mini and BMC 1800 range.
Initially the 1100 came only as a 4 door saloon, however this was quickly joined by a 2 door and a 2 door estate car known as the "Traveller". In 1967 a MKII 1100 was announced which introduced a new front grille, rear wings, rear lamps and revised trim. As would be expected Morris 1100's retained a few features to distinguish it from the Austin versions such as a different facia panel and minor trim variations.
The 1100 range quickly became Britains No1 seller and so consequently need little development during its lifetime, it remained in production alongside the larger engined 1300 versions and was eventually discontinued in 1971.
|1098cc||S4 OHV||BMC A-Series||62.93mm x 83.72mm||8.5|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
Living with a Morris 1100
|Publication||Practical Classics November 2012|
|Living with a Morris 1100 - BMC's 110 range broke all the rules in 1962. Keith Moody gets behind the wheel of the original supermini.|
Group Test: BMC Saloons - Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2006|
A Badge For Every Market. Was BMC's 1100 saloon a great idea or a rubbish marketing ploy? Andrew Roberts Finds Out. Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
Buying guide - BMC 1100 & 1300 - Mini magic with extra comfort (1962-1973)
|Publication||Practical Classics February 2006|
|Buying guide - BMC 1100 & 1300 - Mini magic with extra comfort - Take the Mini's best bits, add space and you've got BMC's 1100 range.|
Twin Test - Morris Minor vs Morris 1100
|Publication||Classic Car Mart June 2007|
|Twin Test - Morris Minor vs Morris 1100 - Can two very different cars have a common feel simply because they were designed by the same hand? Simon Goldsworthy needs to find out.|
What's The Worst That Can Happen...When BMC Creates A Best-Seller?
|Publication||Classic Car Mart January 2006|
|What's the worst that can happen..when BMC creates a best-seller? - Codenamed AD016, BMC's 110/1300 series went on to become Britain's best-selling car throughout most of the Sixties. Paul Guinness looks back on a complicated but fascinating career.|
Buying Power - BMC/BL 1100/1300
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 14 July 2005|
|Buying Power - BMC/BL 1100/1300 - BMC and BL badge engineering ran amok on the much-loved 1100/1300 range of the Sixties and Seventies. RICHARD GUNN unravels the various marques and tells you what to look for when buying.|
Road Test - BMC 110/1300
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 25 November 2004|
|Road Test - BMC 110/1300 - Built from 1962-1974, two and four-door saloon and three-door estate. Front engined, front-wheel-drive. 1098 abd 1275cc 4-cylinder ohv engine.|