The first Austin en Morris Minis had a revolutionary suspension system with their introduction to 1959: Hydrolastic and later hydragas. Parent company soon assembled BMC this on other models in the delivery program.
The ADO 16, known in the Netherlands as'Glider'for example, but also the Balance model range and not to mention the Allegro to name a few. Such cars are now very old and do not get much in the garage. They are all in the hands of enthusiasts who (can) tinker with this British heritage. However, to bring the thing up to standard, there is a problem. Dealers who have such a device no longer exist, the liquid required for this is not or very difficult to obtain. 'Connoisseurs' make their own brew, which ultimately will not work. From now on there is the Hydragas Register, an initiative of Pete Melville. He went shopping and has since created an impressive list of former BMC, BL and MG Rover dealers who can still offer a solution. His website www.hydragas.co.uk gives a list of all those dealers and also useful tips, parts and such. If on the Continent you know anyone who can professionally inflate this suspension, let him know!