What a great looking Land Crab and a sensibly priced entry to the classic car market. If you’re after something a bit different, affordable, comfortable and fairly easy to work on, this Austin 1800 is well worth investigating.
From the seller: “Registered by Wilsons Automobiles Brixton on the 4th of June 1965 to a Mr Churchill from Surrey who kept the car until 1984. The second owner then kept the car until earlier this year, reluctantly letting her go because she was only getting little use. The mileage of 55,274 has been confirmed as genuine and she has also been MOT tested annually.
As many land crab fans will know, MK1 models are becoming quite rare and when launched in 1964 they represented the first series of larger front wheel drive BMC’s cars to run alongside the smaller 1100 & 1300 models. They are also slightly more luxurious than later cars such as two-tone interiors, leather seating and a few other minor differences to MK2 and MK3 models.”