1969 Austin Vanden Plas – Hydrolastic Suspension pump up

This little Austin Vanden Plas came in for a long overdue Hydrolastic Suspension fluid top up to bring it back to the correct ride height.

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Here at John Woods Motorcare Ltd we offer the Hydrolastic / Hydragas Suspension top up service for all cars fitted with those suspension systems. It is surprising just how many vehicles utilise this suspension setup:-

Cars using the Hydrolastic suspension system:  Source [Wikipedia]

  • Morris / Austin / Wolseley / MG 1100 / 1300, Riley Kestrel / 1300 & Vanden Plas Princess 1100 / 1300

  • Innocenti IM3 / IM3S / I4 / I5 (IT)

  • Austin Apache / Victoria (ZA/ES)

  • Morris 1500 / Nomad (AU/NZ)

  • Austin / Morris Mini & Wolseley Hornet / Riley Elf (from 1964 to 1971)

  • Austin / Morris 1800 / 2200 & Wolseley 18/85 / Six

  • Austin / Morris Kimberley / Tasman (AU/NZ)

  • Austin Maxi (until March 1978)

  • Austin 3-Litre

Cars using the Hydragas suspension system:

  • Austin Allegro & Vanden Plas 1500 / 1750

  • Austin / Morris / Wolseley 18-22, Princess & Austin Ambassador

  • Austin Maxi (from March 1978 onwards)

  • Austin / MG Metro (not interconnected front to rear) & Rover Metro / 100

  • MGF