Morris 1800 Tyres
Austin 1800 Balanza
Morris 1800 1964–1975
- Longstone suggests fitting the 6.40/7.00 SR 13 Michelin ZX for a Morris 1800 MK I.
- For these tyres longstone suggests the Michelin 13F innertube.
- We suggest fitting a set of 165 HR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 ™ for a Morris 1800 MK II.
- For these tyres the Michelin 14D is the correct innertube.
- Our period Innertube Guides suggest that later models were released with tubeless wheels that do not require innertubes. For more information contact us or see our Innertube Page.
- The original equipment on many cars of the period, the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ is an excellent tyre that will improve handling & reduce road wandering all without making the steering heavy.
PIRELLI CINTURATO Tyres Explained
For the Morris 1800 as a special offer we have sets of 4 or 5 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ tyres which include new Michelin Tubes. There wouldn't be a better tyre to suit an Morris 1800. The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ is a period tyre that was around between 1952 and the early 1980 and was produced with an aim to improving the handling of cars like the 1800 Morris.
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History of the Morris 1800 & 2200
1975 Austin 1800 ADO71
Alec Issigonis and Pininfarina collaborated on the exterior of the 1800 and 2200, which were built between 1964 and 1975. The technology was considered unconventional and ahead of its time, as it included hydrolastic suspension and an example of inertia-controlled brake proportioning in the form of a valve that transferred braking force between front and rear axles based on sensed deceleration rather than fluid pressure. The bodyshell was extremely stiff, with a torsional stiffness of 18032 Nm/degree, which was a notably higher structural rigidity than many current automobiles up until the end of the century.
The 1800 and 2200 did not do well in terms of sales. While they were technically intriguing and provided a spacious interior and a nice ride, they struggled to find a market niche. The packaging skill that seemed miraculous in the Austin Mini and Austin 1100 was far less important in a larger automobile, thus the car appeared to be "between sizes," oversized, and not a direct rival for the market niche it was aiming for. For others, the driving stance was a tad too "bus-like." Issigonis' failure to recognise public demand in something more elegant and less unusual lost the car a lot of money in sales, and it never sold in the quantities predicted.
Of the 386,000 1800 and 2200 models built, 95,271 were Morris 1800s. Due to its initial unfashionable appearance, and more subsequently, its appeal in the demolition derby and banger racing scenes, owing to the bodyshell's aforementioned extraordinary strength and stiffness, relatively few have survived outside the hands of enthusiasts.