Thursday 11 March 2021 | British Motor Museum | Gaydon

See it at FAST Live March 12th 2020: the Austin Allegro sectioned car

14 November 2019

The Austin Allegro, perhaps unfairly known by some during its day as the “All Aggro”, was introduced in 1973 to replace the best-selling Austin/Morris 1100/1300 model range, a good number of which may still be seen on our roads, or beside them as the case may be…..

The two smaller Allegro models carried over the A-series 1100 and 1300cc engines, but models with larger engines were subsequently added using the 1500 and 1750 E-series engine from the Austin Maxi. There was also an up-market version known as the Vanden Plas 1500. All Allegro models used transverse engines with front wheel drive. There were some interesting innovations on the Allegro, one of them being the Hydragas fluid/air suspension, to say nothing of almost universally disliked square (ish) shaped steering wheel on the earlier models.

You can see the cutaway Allegro when visiting the FAST Live exhibition.

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