In this gallery, we take a look at some of the names used to sell various versions of the BMC 1800/2200 in overseas markets…
|Austin Balanza|| |
|Home market name: based on Austin 1800This name (meaning balance) was used on MkI Austin 1800s sold in the Netherlands and Belgium. While it is thought to have been officially dropped on the MkII version, some dealers are known to have applied the badge to later cars.Picture kindly supplied by Alexander Boucke|
|Home market name: based on Austin 1800This car was introduced in 1970 as a belated replacement for the Austin Freeway (see above). Though based on the Austin 1800, it used the 2227cc E6 engine that the British car would not receive until 1972. There was also a lower-spec version called the Tasman (see below).|
|Home market name: based on Austin 1800Like its upmarket sister, the Austin Kimberley (see above), the Tasman used the E6 engine in a heavily modified Austin 1800 bodyshell.|
|Home market name: based on Austin 1800Discovered in 2008, it appears that the ADO17 was sold in New Zealand under the Freeway banner. If you know more, please get in touch.|
|Home market name: Austin 1800The 1800 was launched in Denmark as the Windsor in 1964, but the name was dropped at about the same time the Morris Monaco (see below) was launched in 1966, after which it was sold as the Austin 1800.Based on information submitted by Erik L¿ye and Alexander Boucke|
|Home market name: Morris 1800The Morris 1800 was sold as the Monaco in Denmark from 1966-1972, after which only the Austin 1800 was sold. See also Austin Windsor, above.|
|Morris X6 Tasman/Kimberley|
|Home market name: based on Morris 1800New Zealand seems to have made a habit of selling Australian-market BMC/BL products under alternative marque names. Having already marketed the ADO16-based Morris 1500 as the Austin 1500, they later reversed the process by using the Morris brand for the Tasman and Kimberley models.|
This page was contributed by Declan Berridge
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