Masterparts stocks a range of Austin parts and spares for the following models: Seven, Commercial, Apache, Mini, Cambridge and Westminster.
The Austin Motor Company was founded by Herbert Austin in 1905, in England. The company manufactured cars under the Austin Motor Company name until 1987. Notable models include the Austin 7, Austin Mini Metro, Austin Allegro and Austin Maestro.
In its first ten years, the company experienced steady growth in sales. Then, during World War I, the company received government contracts to manufacture equipment – from artillery to aircraft – for the war effort, and the workforce at the Austin factory grew almost overnight from 2,500 to 22,000 employees.
Despite brief financial difficulties in the early 1920s, Austin went on to became one of the world’s most popular car brands.
The company has undergone renaming and re-branding numerous times since the 1950s. The company merged with Morris Minor Limited to form the British Motor Corporation in 1952. In 1968, it was renamed the British Leyland Motor Company.
In 1982, the company was again re-branded, this time as the Austin Rover Group, which focused on producing budget models of Rover’s more luxurious cars. In 1987, Austin Rover became simply The Rover Group, and Austin cars continued to be manufactured under this new name.
Since then the rights to the Austin name have passed through British Aerospace, BMW, MG Rover and Nanjing Automobile. They now belong to SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.
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