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Austin Motor Company


Austin Motor Company 1930s body building and painting


Chapter 4 - Austin Motor Company


The Austin Company Automotive Industry


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Austin motor co, Longbridge between the wars (heritage motoring)

The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin. In 1952 it was merged with Morris Motors Limited in the new holding company British Motor Corporation (BMC) Limited, keeping its separate identity. The marque Austin was used until 1987. The trademark is currently owned by SAIC after being transferred from bankrupt subsidiary Nanjing Automotive which had acquired it with MG Rover Group in July 2005.
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  • 1905–1918: Formation and development 

  • 1919–1939: Interwar success 

  • Nissan 

  • 1939–1958: War years and post-war years 

  • BMC 

  • Austin-Healey 

  • 1959–1969: Era of revolution 

  • 1970–1979: Era of turbulence 

  • 1980–1989: Austin Rover era 

  • Possible revival 

  • Plant 

  • Cars 

  • Military vehicles 

  • London Taxis 

  • Ambulances 

  • Commercial vehicles 

  • Aircraft