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ADO 17, Austin, Morris and Wolseley 1800/2200
ADO17 was the project code given to what became the Austin/Morris 1800/2200. Austin debuted the ADO17 model in October 1964 as the 'Austin 1800' and Morris dealers had to wait until March 1966 for the 'Morris 1800'. The Wolseley version waited until March 1967 to reach the market as the 'Wolseley 18/85'. Designed by Issigonis, the unloved body design caused the car to be known as the 'Landcrab'. Pininfarina were fully involved in the ADO17 styling even if most of their work was left on the drawing office floor. The 1800 used a 1798cc B-series engine adapted for transverse mounting and bolted to a front wheel drive transmission. In May 1968 MkII 1800 were launched, gaining 14inch wheels in place of 13inch (for lighter steering), and vertical fins to visually disguise the width of the car. In March 1972 the 1800 range was extended with a new 6-cylinder version of the Austin Maxi E-series engine. The ordinary 1800 was upgraded to MkIII and production ended in 1975. The doors of the ADO17 were later used on the Austin Maxi, Austin 3-litre and other Australian models.
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Austin 1800. The 'Big Mini' or 'Landcrab' Austin 1800 was launched in 1966 with a transverse 1800cc engine driving the front wheels.

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Morris 1800 MkI. The horizontal bar grille given to the Morris looks simple and suits the 1800 better than the fussy Austin grille.

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Morris 1800 MkII. 1800s were restyled in 1968 as the MkII version. The grilles of the Austin and Morris were narrowed to resemble those of the 1100/1300 cars and also to make the car look less wide.

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Wolseley Six - Six Cylinder 2227cc power

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Wolseley Six tail
Wolseley Six - the wraparound tail lamps are unique to the Wolseley versions of ADO17

Austin 1800, 2200 (ADO17)
Austin 1800, 2200 (ADO17)
Morris 1800, 2200 (ADO17)
Morris 1800, 2200 (ADO17)
Wolseley 18/85, Six
Wolseley 18/85, Six
Austin 3-litre (ADO 61)
Austin 3-litre (ADO 61)
Austin Maxi
Austin Maxi
Austin 18-22, Princess 18/22, Austin Ambassador
Austin 18-22, Princess 18/22, Austin Ambassador
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
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Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
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