Articles tagged Austin Maxi

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Road impressions: A BMW estate—the 2000 Touring

The moment the first pre-release photographs of an estate version of the BMW 2002 fluttered on to the editorial desk at Standard House I was enthusiastic about this new model. Later I saw some of the cars running about on German roads and was certainly not disappointed when the machine was viewed in the metal, and now a road-test example has come our way I am convinced that first impressions were...

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1972 Motor show

This year's Motor Show will, no doubt, attract the usual crowds to Earls Court, either to do business or just gape at the latest machinery the world's automotive industry can provide. This year the Show is even to open on Sunday for the first time. But it will certainly be hard to pick a star of the show from the announcements, such as they are, for few manufacturers are gearing their new models...

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Books for the New Year

"Motor" Road Tests, 1969 Series. 287 pp. 11 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, Handyn House, Felthwn, Middlesex. 21s.) We are pleased to see that the once-annual book of Motor road-test reports has appeared again. That covering the 1969 series is a soft cover publication, carrying sonic advertising, but reprinting in full, with the copious illustrations, tables and graphs,...

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The Single O.H.C. Engine

A technical appraisal of current Production Practice by Autolycis A survey taken ten years ago would have shown that there were only 14 makes of cars in series production throughout the world with engines having camshafts located in the cylinder head. Of these, many were specialised, highly-priced vehicles often produced in relatively small quantities. Invariably they had twin overhead camshafts...

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A happy misunderstanding

With many manufacturers withholding further road-tests from us until after the Show was over, it was pleasing to receive a letter from Patrick Lee of BL's Longbridge factory, in which he said that, although the year was almost over, he wished those writers who wanted to drive hitherto untried BL cars to contact him and establish bookings. Too late did I realise he meant bookings for 1972 and to...

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Rover 3500S

The 3 1/2-litre Rover with its light-alloy V8 engine was for many years available only with automatic transmission, for which the intake behind the number plate in the picture supplies air to the gearbox oil-cooler. Since last October a manual gearbox 35005 version has also been available, to which the test report refers. Having waited to try the manual-gearbox version of Peter Wilks' high-...

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The underrated Austin Maxi

Sir, You have recently begun to say nice things about what must surely be one of Europe's most underrated cars. It has a 1,750-c.c., s.o.h.c. engine, five forward gears, all-round independent suspension, servo disc brakes, reclining seats and that very valuable fifth door. Surprisingly, it is British. I have owned one for the last 10 months and completed 20,000 miles without anything at all...

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Pedestrian Performance

Sir, First, let me congratulate you in producing a really first-class magazine, even if half of it is full of advertisements (quality ones of course). Secondly, I would like to try and make a mockery of all road test figures, which we are assured, mean so much. In your February issue, you refer to the Citroën GS as being THE under-powered car of the year. At first glances, this would seem so. But...

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Road test

The Austin Maxi High-Line A useful front-wheel-drive load-carrier WHEN British Leyland introduced the overhead-camshaft, five-speed, five-door Austin Maxi on the pattern of the Issigonis small cars, which had sold so well, it proved a disappointing car, noisy, underpowered and with an unpleasant gear shift. Then the Abingdon tuning chaps got to work on it and it became a very much nicer car, with...

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It's odd the things you remember. For instance, the car that took us there was a maroon Austin Maxi. Now here's the really odd bit. It wasn't ours, it was a friend's, yet I can still recall its registration number: FHE 340L. I was eight at the time. And it was about eight below zero. My father had stood me on a broken-off branch by way of insulation from the freezing ground. But the chill still...



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