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1971, Morris 1100 2-Door Deluxe

Of all the ADO16 variants, which has got the worst survival rate? That’s an impossible question to answer accurately but if we were pushed then we’d have to say it’s the Deluxe models that are the most endangered species! And, you try finding s low mileage example...

...well of course the ado16.info club desk has a habit of unearthing ADO16 gems and here’s another – a 1971, Morris 1100 Mark II, 2-door Deluxe; finished in Bedouin with an Autumn Leaf interior and showing less than 16,000 miles.

A new carpet and new clutch master cylinder, and some overspray under the bonnet immediately indicate that an amount of work has been undertaken but there’s still a toughened windscreen and original style clips can be seen on the cooling system so we think the car would certainly appeal to most ADO16 connoisseurs!

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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1971, Morris 1100 2-Door Deluxe Of all the ADO16 variants, which has got the worst survival rate? That’s an impossible question to answer accurately but if we were pushed then we’d have to say it’s the Deluxe models that are the most endangered species! And, you try finding s low mileage example... ...well of course the ado16.info club desk has a habit of unearthing ADO16 gems and here’s another – a 1971, Morris 1100 Mark II, 2-door Deluxe; finished in Bedouin with an Autumn Leaf interior and showing less than 16,000 miles. A new carpet and new clutch master cylinder, and some overspray under the bonnet immediately indicate that an amount of work has been undertaken but there’s still a toughened windscreen and original style clips can be seen on the cooling system so we think the car would certainly appeal to most ADO16 connoisseurs! We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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This is a very very rare model in Malaysia.. may be 1 or 2 those years.. I have never seen 1 ..

Must be 1.1cc.. pls correct me if I am wrong

A popular police panda car in the 1970's

Russia – 1974, Morris 1300 Samara – Serious A-post Corrosion

Towards the end of August, 2018 Denis decided to address a serious problem on his 1974, Morris 1300 GT in Arkhangelsk, in the far north of Russia...

...no doubt some of you will have struggled a little with some of the posts we’ve put together detailing adaptation of Lada components for an ADO16 but they are part of the whole story and they also illustrate the minutiae Denis is willing to go to with his Morris 1300 GT – today’s post is though a little different, and frankly is awe inspiring!

The most rotten place still on the Morris was to be found at the base of the windscreen, and whilst it looked bad from the outside it was even worse inside – what’s more is that Denis was seeing deterioration whilst the Morris was inside his garage...

...something had to be done and so Denis began by cutting out the very worst of the corrosion – with the corner opened up Denis found he was unable to reach all of the metal to clean it up so he purchased a small sandblasting pistol and used his stove to fully dry out the sand. The Morris was pushed outside for the duration of the sand blasting work.

Denis had no idea how best to restore the corner but in Russia they say whilst the eyes are afraid, the hands are doing. So, with a vice in the garage, a couple of small straightening hammers and hands growing from about the shoulders, Denis began to bend and tap some metal – the most difficult thing was to recreate the radius but after a while some work pieces turned out which Denis welded together and polished to replicate the rotten piece he had previously cut out.

Sure, Denis understood that according to all the rules of restoration, it was necessary to make formers from wood and use them to knock out the metal into the desired shape but he felt he would have found it so confusing that he would have been doing this corner for about a year! Fortunately Denis did find the interior section to be a little easier and faster to achieve. Also, to ensure some structural rigidity to the repair, Denis added a small plate which would be hidden within the repaired section. Some welding primer was applied before the final welds were made.

So proudly, and in our opinion very rightly so, Denis said he somehow restored the right corner, more or less!

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Russia – 1974, Morris 1300 Samara – Serious A-post Corrosion Towards the end of August, 2018 Denis decided to address a serious problem on his 1974, Morris 1300 GT in Arkhangelsk, in the far north of Russia... ...no doubt some of you will have struggled a little with some of the posts we’ve put together detailing adaptation of Lada components for an ADO16 but they are part of the whole story and they also illustrate the minutiae Denis is willing to go to with his Morris 1300 GT – today’s post is though a little different, and frankly is awe inspiring! The most rotten place still on the Morris was to be found at the base of the windscreen, and whilst it looked bad from the outside it was even worse inside – what’s more is that Denis was seeing deterioration whilst the Morris was inside his garage... ...something had to be done and so Denis began by cutting out the very worst of the corrosion – with the corner opened up Denis found he was unable to reach all of the metal to clean it up so he purchased a small sandblasting pistol and used his stove to fully dry out the sand. The Morris was pushed outside for the duration of the sand blasting work. Denis had no idea how best to restore the corner but in Russia they say whilst the eyes are afraid, the hands are doing. So, with a vice in the garage, a couple of small straightening hammers and hands growing from about the shoulders, Denis began to bend and tap some metal – the most difficult thing was to recreate the radius but after a while some work pieces turned out which Denis welded together and polished to replicate the rotten piece he had previously cut out. Sure, Denis understood that according to all the rules of restoration, it was necessary to make formers from wood and use them to knock out the metal into the desired shape but he felt he would have found it so confusing that he would have been doing this corner for about a year! Fortunately Denis did find the interior section to be a little easier and faster to achieve. Also, to ensure some structural rigidity to the repair, Denis added a small plate which would be hidden within the repaired section. Some welding primer was applied before the final welds were made. So proudly, and in our opinion very rightly so, Denis said he somehow restored the right corner, more or less! We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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This man is showing highly admired depths of determination, far beyond the average restoration of the good old humble, 1100.... huge respect from me and many hundreds of others.. Well done, and may your reward of driving this car give you the deepest satisfaction... I enjoy the updates.... On the home straight...❤👍🍻

Give that man a gold star! Most folk would have given up months ago!

Alot of work done

Excelent work! 👌👍

Estonia Independence Day

Today we celebrate Estonian Independence Day (Eesti Vabariigi aastapäev)...

...during the production years of the ADO16 Estonia was part of the Soviet Union so it’s only since gaining independence that of examples have found their way there.

Today’s post features a car we have shown you before but we now have new more recent pictures of it – a 1972, Austin 1100 Mark III; the fascia and opening rear quarter lights indicate the model to be a Super Deluxe but it does have a Deluxe front grille. The side repeaters were not fitted on the Mark III models but this is clearly a cherished car that was originally Harvest Gold with an Olive interior and has been re-sprayed in recent years.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Estonia Independence Day Today we celebrate Estonian Independence Day (Eesti Vabariigi aastapäev)... ...during the production years of the ADO16 Estonia was part of the Soviet Union so it’s only since gaining independence that of examples have found their way there. Today’s post features a car we have shown you before but we now have new more recent pictures of it – a 1972, Austin 1100 Mark III; the fascia and opening rear quarter lights indicate the model to be a Super Deluxe but it does have a Deluxe front grille. The side repeaters were not fitted on the Mark III models but this is clearly a cherished car that was originally Harvest Gold with an Olive interior and has been re-sprayed in recent years. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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That looks to me to be a 'base' model with opening rear side windows. The instrument panel seems to be the central speedo and the door's lack the stainless trim also.

It does have the chrome strip along the boot, was that on Deluxes?

Tamne boje su mu lepse moj Ostn je fabricki bio braon a ja sam ga ofarbao u enlesko zelenu.

Did exports to the Netherlands not even have side repeaters or had these stopped by the time the Mark III came along?

It has 4 doors so there would not be side opening windows they would have wind down door drop glass's.

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Brunei National Day

Today we celebrate the National Day of the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, نڬارا بروني دارالسلام‬) with a rather special car...

... the Sultan of Brunei has the largest private car collection in the world; around 7,000 cars which have an estimated combined value of over $5 Billion USD; but with the quantity of many of each marque it tends to make them rather common – over 300 of Ferrari, 20 of Koenigsegg, 6 of the Porsche 962 LM, 11 of McLaren F1 and 600 of Rolls-Royce.

Well, so rare is the ADO16 in Brunei that not even the Sultan has one; but one very discerning individual does, a Mark I, Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and so secret is it that we can’t tell you any more!

With special thanks to James Cheuk.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Brunei National Day Today we celebrate the National Day of the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, نڬارا بروني دارالسلام‬) with a rather special car... ... the Sultan of Brunei has the largest private car collection in the world; around 7,000 cars which have an estimated combined value of over $5 Billion USD; but with the quantity of many of each marque it tends to make them rather common – over 300 of Ferrari, 20 of Koenigsegg, 6 of the Porsche 962 LM, 11 of McLaren F1 and 600 of Rolls-Royce. Well, so rare is the ADO16 in Brunei that not even the Sultan has one; but one very discerning individual does, a Mark I, Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and so secret is it that we can’t tell you any more! With special thanks to James Cheuk. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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I think I have one front indicator lens I could sell to His Majesty 😉

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This week’s cover image – a 1969, Austin America; this car has been finished to look like a rally car although were not aware of any Austin America ever been used for actual rallying – 1969 saw the Austin America gain headrests but with these being so tall and the seats tilting in one piece, they had to be hinged to tilt forward and down out of the way of the head lining when the seat was lifted to accommodate rear seat passengers!

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