Production of the Morris 1100 and MG 1100 began at Cowley.
Cars would then be placed in storage until they were required for the launch.
Morris 1100 Launched
The Morris 1100 launched as a four door saloon for the home market and a two door saloon for export only.
The Morris 1100 was fitted with the 48bhp, 1098cc "A" series engine.
Export to Denmark
The first small batch of Morris 1100's, which would be marketed as Morris Marina's, were exported to Denmark. (Exact date unknown
MG 1100 Launched
The MG 1100 launched as a four door saloon for home market and a two door saloon for export only.
The MG was fitted with the 55bhp, twin carburettor 1098cc "A" series engine.
Mud shields were fitted to the rear drum brakes.
Thinner front seat squabs were introduced on the MG in December, in order to provide more leg room in the rear compartment.
Denmark Sales Update
After a bumpy start, due to a new tax regime, sales of the Morris Marina and MG 1100 began to pick up.
Morris 1100 Production in New Zealand
The first New Zealand-built Morris 1100 rolls off the production line at the Newmarket plant.
Innocenti IM3 Launched
The Innocenti IM3 is launched in Italy. Front end styling was tweaked and a petrol flap, different style bumpers and a much higher quality trim also found their way onto the car.
Export to USA
The MG 1100 launched in the USA as the MG "Sports Sedan" at the International Automobile Show. The "Sports Sedan" name is only used in publicity material.
Estate in Development
As early as 1963, plans were already in the pipeline to produce an estate version of the ADO16.
Austin 1100 Launched
Austin 1100 launched, mechanically similar to the Morris 1100. Minor revisions to interior and exterior finishes to denote difference in Marque.
The windscreen washer bottle was moved from behind the radiator grille to the bulkhead to avoid it freezing up.
Vanden Plas Launched
The Vanden Plas is launched at the London Motor show to gauge public reaction. The vehicle used on the stand was infact a converted MG 1100.
Rubber floor covering replaces carpet on most hard wearing surfaces in some Austin models.
Morris 1100 Production in Australia
The Morris 1100 was launched in Australia. Complete with 37 modifications to make it suitable for the Australian terrain, including a modified interior for greater comfort.
Vanden Plas 1100 Production Begins
Vanden Plas 1100 production begins.
Subframe mounting rubbers underwent major changes. The area was increased and changed from butyl to natural rubber in order to overcome variations in acoustic quality conditioned by climatic changes and to obtain more easily bonding quality in manufacture.
Diaphragm spring clutch replaces coil spring clutch, better heater fitted, crush style sun visors fitted. A plastic framed mirror was also fitted for safety reasons.
Innocenti I4 Launched
The Innocenti I4 was launched at the Turin Motor Show.
MG Princess Launched
The MG Princess was launched in America, 154 cars were sold.
Crayford Estate Launched
Crayford announce an exciting estate conversion for the ADO16.
Wolseley 1100 Launched
The Wolseley 1100 launched. Mechanically and internally similar to the similar MG 1100.
Riley Kestrel Launched
Riley Kestrel launched. Mechanically similar to the MG/Wolseley 1100. Fitted with walnut veneer dashboard and a rev counter.
Automatic Transmission Announced
Austin and Morris versions became available with a four speed automatic transmission.
Austin 1100 Countryman and Morris 1100 Traveller launched at the Geneva Motor Show.
Denmark Model Line Up Expanded
Two door and automatic versions of the Morris Marina and Austin 1100 become available in Denmark.
Reclining Seats Become Available
Reclining front seats become available on all models. When specified on the Traveller and Countryman the interior could be converted into a double bed.
Morris 1500 Prototype Produced
Longbridge had developed a hatchback version of the Australian Morris 1500, code named YDO15. This model would eventually be launched in June 1969.
Innocenti IM3S Launched
The Innocenti IM3S launched. This model was better equipped than the IM3.
Morris 1100 Production In Spain
Morris 1100 production begins in Spain, using interior supplied from Innocenti.
Wolseley 1100 Launched In South Africa
The Wolseley 1100 is launched in South Africa.
Vanden Plas Princess Countryman Prototype
Two Vanden Plas Princess 1100 Countryman cars produced as prototypes. At least one of these is thought to have survived at least until the mid-1990s, when it was offered for sale by Sporting Cars of Brighton.
BMC and Jaguar merge to become British Motor Holdings (BMH