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MG 1300 Mark II – Crayford Convertible

The greatest limiting factor for sales of the MG 1300 Mark II was its price but an even more expensive version was the officially sanctioned Crayford Convertible...

...it is understood that Crayford converted just 6 examples of the MG 1300 Mark II – by 1989 only 2 survivors were known to the Crayford Convertible Car Club and indeed one of those ceased to be roadworthy in 1990. Rolf’s car originally destined for Malta but now residing in Germany is the other known survivor – so, if you really do want one the best course of action is to build your own copy!

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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MG 1300 Mark II – Crayford ConvertibleThe greatest limiting factor for sales of the MG 1300 Mark II was its price but an even more expensive version was the officially sanctioned Crayford Convertible......it is understood that Crayford converted just 6 examples of the MG 1300 Mark II – by 1989 only 2 survivors were known to the Crayford Convertible Car Club and indeed one of those ceased to be roadworthy in 1990. Rolf’s car originally destined for Malta but now residing in Germany is the other known survivor – so, if you really do want one the best course of action is to build your own copy!We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

MG 1300 Mark II Advertising

Tell us if you know otherwise but we think British Leyland only produced two magazine adverts for the MG 1300 Mark II...

...interestingly both adverts concentrated on exactly what the model was all about; its performance and its engine – attributes which were not highlighted in the sales brochure which we showed a couple of days ago.

Perhaps British Leyland felt the media were highlighting the model enough to act as sufficient advertising – Autocar soon after launch of the model concluded the MG 1300 Mark II, “is refined and gentlemanly and will serve equally well the enthusiast driver and his not-so-enthusiastic wife”

And if you’re anything like an ADO16 anorak then do pay attention to a couple of the car registration number plates in this post!

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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MG 1300 Mark II AdvertisingTell us if you know otherwise but we think British Leyland only produced two magazine adverts for the MG 1300 Mark II......interestingly both adverts concentrated on exactly what the model was all about; its performance and its engine – attributes which were not highlighted in the sales brochure which we showed a couple of days ago.Perhaps British Leyland felt the media were highlighting the model enough to act as sufficient advertising – Autocar soon after launch of the model concluded the MG 1300 Mark II, “is refined and gentlemanly and will serve equally well the enthusiast driver and his not-so-enthusiastic wife”And if you’re anything like an ADO16 anorak then do pay attention to a couple of the car registration number plates in this post!We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

1971, MG 1300 Mark II

The MG 1300 Mark II was withdrawn from the UK market on the 31st August, 1971 – even so, UK sales of 2,472 for the partial year of 1971 still exceeded 2,224 recorded for 1970.

Our featured car is rather interesting; it was first registered in October, 1971 and is finished in Connaught Green with an Autumn Leaf interior – well that was an official combination but it ceased to be available from February, 1971, a date when the MG 1300 Mark II colours were completely revamped.

Our 1971, MG 1300 Mark II is a car of note for its low mileage too – it still hasn’t reached 44,000 miles having been in storage between 1986 and 2015.

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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1971, MG 1300 Mark IIThe MG 1300 Mark II was withdrawn from the UK market on the 31st August, 1971 – even so, UK sales of 2,472 for the partial year of 1971 still exceeded 2,224 recorded for 1970.Our featured car is rather interesting; it was first registered in October, 1971 and is finished in Connaught Green with an Autumn Leaf interior – well that was an official combination but it ceased to be available from February, 1971, a date when the MG 1300 Mark II colours were completely revamped.Our 1971, MG 1300 Mark II is a car of note for its low mileage too – it still hasn’t reached 44,000 miles having been in storage between 1986 and 2015.We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Typical BL thinking. Axe a car with sales going up.

The are a cracking little car

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MG 1300 Mark II – 1970, Brochure

Launching the MG 1300 Mark II in September, 1968 British Leyland simply took the BMC MG 1300 brochure and added Mark II on the front cover and the art department made a couple of changes to the inside to show the revised seats and new circular dial fascia.

As we noted yesterday, the big news regarding the MG 1300 Mark II was its higher performance – evidenced by the 11-stud cylinder head and side exit exhaust...

...today we feature the MG 1300 Mark II brochure from January, 1970 – it’s not what one would call accurate!

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has almost 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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MG 1300 Mark II – 1970, BrochureLaunching the MG 1300 Mark II in September, 1968 British Leyland simply took the BMC MG 1300 brochure and added Mark II on the front cover and the art department made a couple of changes to the inside to show the revised seats and new circular dial fascia.As we noted yesterday, the big news regarding the MG 1300 Mark II was its higher performance – evidenced by the 11-stud cylinder head and side exit exhaust......today we feature the MG 1300 Mark II brochure from January, 1970 – it’s not what one would call accurate!We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has almost 2,250 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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