BMC Brands - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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BMC Brands 2021 market review

Crazy as it may seem, the brands that constituted BMC during the 1950s and ‘60s were sold through different dealer networks.

If you wanted an Austin Lancer rather than the virtually identical Morris Major, you needed to go to a different dealer. So too an Austin Freeway that shared its ‘Blue Streak’ engine with the Wolseley 24/80 but has now fallen behind its more luxurious sibling in value.

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Morris Elites (basic Morris Minor engineering with a modernized body) currently cost around $5000 and even have their own site on Facebook.

Morris 1500s and the uniquely Australian Nomad wagon are cheap and disappearing, the six-cylinder Tasman and Kimberley scarce too and $10,000 should buy a good one.

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Looking back to the 1940s, locally designed Austin A40 Tourers are maintaining strong values.

Austin A40 Tourer 1947-51 $17,085 [3]

Austin Freeway $3315 [3]

Austin Lancer/Morris Major S1 $6500 [3]

Austin Tasman/Kimberley $7475 [2]

Morris Elite $5125 [6]

Morris 1500/Nomad $2700 [1]

Wolseley 24/80 $11,255 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2021 Aussie Family & Sports Car Value Guide.

| 2019 Market Review: BMC Brands

 

From Unique Cars #450, March 2021

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