The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
PO Box 159
Bexhill - on - Sea
Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
Copyright 2011-2012 Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)
Austin Maxi August 1973
This car was a demonstration car until February 1974. One elderly gentleman owned it until August 2010 when it left Chigwell for the first time having covered just 64,000 miles. Before going into preservation.
BODY WORK: Remove all rust!!: rebuild the remaining car with both front wings – metal, both rear arches, 4 door bottoms, new front valance, all wheels shot blasted and powder coated, new stainless steel exhaust throughout, new tailgate fittings, temporary re-spray until conformation of all rust cured, inside to be done, front seats new covers (Vinal), new carpets during next bare metal re-spray.
ENGINE OUT: new clutch friction and pressure plates, new core plugs, new timing chain and tentioners, cylinder head skimmed, pressure tested and gaskets, new distributor, new starter motor, new brake master cylinder.
Still has not near side mirror, no radio and most of the rattles and squeaks it left the factory with! The amount spent is eye watering!!
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Designer: Sir Alec Issigonis, Body and chassis
Manufacturer: British Leyland, Production 1969-1981
Transmission: 5-speed manual all-synchromesh, 4-speed automatic optional from 1974
Body style: 5-door hatchback
Powertrain: Engine E-Series,1485 cc, 74 bhp and 1748 cc, 84 or 95 bhp
Dimensions: Wheelbase: 104.75 in (2,661 mm)
Length, 159 in (4,039 mm), Width 64 in (1,626 mm), Height 54.5 in (1,384 mm)
Kerb weight, 2,156 lb (978 kg)
Altogether 486,273 were built, today still around according to DVLA 2013: 3 licensed 5 sorn