From the same stable as the Issigonis Mini, the Austin 1300 was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation, which then became British Leyland. Classed as an economical compact family car, would-be owners had three body styles to choose from: the 4-door saloon (as this model), 2-door saloon or 2-door estate. Launched as the Morris 1100 in August 1962, the original range was extended to include several re-badged versions under BMC ownership, including the Austin. All came under the heading of ADO 16 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project No. 16) led by designer Alec Issigonis.
In October 1969, BMC unveiled the front engine, front-wheel drive Austin/Morris 1300 GT at the London Motor Show, when key features included a 1275 cc twin carburettor engine, a black full width grille, black vinyl roof and a thick black metal strip along the side, designed to convey a sporty image. It was to be 1971 before the Mark III models appeared, lasting in production until 1974 when the range was superseded by the Austin Allegro and the Vanden Plas 1500.
This four-door model registered RCO 16K dates back to 1972 and is decorated in one of the typical colour schemes of the day in Bronze Yellow with its black vinyl roof. Its GT logo features in red and silver on the radiator grille and its 1300 GT status is also printed on the offside of the boot. The interior is black, as is the chassis and the broad black and silver stripe associated with the GT appears along both sides.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850