The best introduction to the Austin 1800 comes from Alec Issigonis himself:
"I am proud that in 1964 my team has been able to round off the front drive 'family' with the Austin 1800 which benefits from all the knowledge and experience accumulated over the past years. We retain the East to West layout with a new five bearing engine which once again drives down to four gears, transmitting power to the front wheels.
We might well disagree. Not 10 years, but now over 50 years later, the Austin 1800 still has an up-to-date engineering specification.
The Australian Austin 1800 Archives are made available by the Austin Motor Vehicle Club of NSW