Hello! New to forum and just bought an Austin 1300

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Hello! New to forum and just bought an Austin 1300

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Hello all! I've recently bought this 1973 Austin 1300 via Ebay! It had been freshly resprayed and has virtually no rot. MOT. Original panels. I named him "Nutter". More a reflection on me as I was a nutter for bidding without seeing the car! :roll: The engine can't be that bad ....he got me from Norwich To Cheshire on the day of purchase :) I've adjusted the idle and cleaned the distributor contacts and renewed some bits of dodgy looking wiring and fixed a broken hooter! I have also added clamp-on side mirrors as it didn't have any, making the drive home from Norwich very er,m. interesting :shock:

I love driving it and will continue to make improvements. I will probably be asking you guys lots of questions too!

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That looks very smart 8-) I hope you continue to enjoy your new purchase - and this great forum.

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Welcome! It does look nice indeed!
A blue 1300 that comes from Norwich? This brought back some memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLgRNIGUU_4 :D

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Old English White wrote:That looks very smart 8-) I hope you continue to enjoy your new purchase - and this great forum.
Thank you! Yes he is smart! The guy selling Nutter and also the one who part restored and resprayed him was very pleased it was going to someone who appreciates it ..... and I really do.

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Glacier white wrote:Welcome! It does look nice indeed!
A blue 1300 that comes from Norwich? This brought back some memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLgRNIGUU_4 :D
Thank you! I am turning heads wherever I go! :lol:


That is a great film! I need to watch it again. :) I believe a lot of the film locations were actually in West Yorkshire and Shropshire. John Cleese is also seen thrashing a 1967 MKII Austin 1100 Countryman with a branch in Faulty Towers :lol:

You are forgiven for thinking my Austin is blue. It sometimes looks blue. It is registered with DVLA as blue but not on the MOT history. It is in fact "Mallard Green", a British Leyland colour. Sometimes looking bluey green and sometimes blue :?

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Right, to be honest, when i said blue i wasn't really sure, and it did look something between green and blue, but since you are never really sure how monitors interpret the colours, i went for blue because it fitted with the car in the film, even though the latter was a Mk2 Morris 1100.

I do remember Mallard Green as a name, but i don't think that it was very common with ADO16s.
In fact, i have just checked the books and it was offered in Mk3s only. But as i said before, it does look nice.

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I've joined the 1100 club. It's a shame they do not have a forum like this though. Questions have to be emailed to the appropriate person to answer.

I'd really like to meet up with fellow owners, especially ones in my area.

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Welcome to this forum and like Glacier White above I’m a long standing member of the 1100 Club. It is a fabulous club with tremendous people in it, true enthusiasts everyone without doubt. Your new purchase looks very nice indeed. I’ve a friend who has a lovely 1972 Wolseley 18/85 S in Mallard Green or to be correct Green Mallard BLVC.22. I’ve a 1971 very late Mk2 Vanden Plas in Wild Moss Green and a 1966 Riley Kestrel in Arianca Beige over Sandy Beige which I love driving in comparison to my Minis. A visit to Glacier White’s place should be on your bucket list as John has the largest collection of ADO16 cars in the northern hemisphere :D :D

Alan

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Alan, as you correctly say i am a long standing member of the 1100 club, but my name is not John and i certainly do not have anything to do with John's collection! In fact, i am not UK based, even though i have met in person a few of the key members of the club.

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Cor!

Lovely Mallard green!

Ochre or limeflower interior!??

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