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Buying the Morris 1100 – UDT

On the back of yesterday’s post today we turn to buying the Morris 1100 with the help of UDT...

...in 1919, a branch of the Continental Guaranty Corporation of New York was established in London; the work of this company was to provide finance for the sale of cars via hire-purchase. In 1922, the London branch became a company in its own right, and was registered in England as the Continental Guaranty Corporation Limited. In 1925, it became a public company and changed its name to United Dominions Trust Limited.

The business of the company expanded to hire-purchase of many commodities, and branches were established in the UK, and the first subsidiary company, United Dominions Trust (Electric) Limited, was established in 1929. Later United Dominions Trust (Conmmercial) Limited was established and this company offered would-be Morris 1100 owners to help themselves.

In 1973 UDT became a fully authorised bank and then in 1982 merged with the TSB.

With thanks to Jisc and also Grace’s Guide.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Buying the Morris 1100 – UDT On the back of yesterday’s post today we turn to buying the Morris 1100 with the help of UDT... ...in 1919, a branch of the Continental Guaranty Corporation of New York was established in London; the work of this company was to provide finance for the sale of cars via hire-purchase. In 1922, the London branch became a company in its own right, and was registered in England as the Continental Guaranty Corporation Limited. In 1925, it became a public company and changed its name to United Dominions Trust Limited. The business of the company expanded to hire-purchase of many commodities, and branches were established in the UK, and the first subsidiary company, United Dominions Trust (Electric) Limited, was established in 1929. Later United Dominions Trust (Conmmercial) Limited was established and this company offered would-be Morris 1100 owners to help themselves. In 1973 UDT became a fully authorised bank and then in 1982 merged with the TSB. With thanks to Jisc and also Grace’s Guide. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 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 do love 60's advertising, my Dad worked for an Advertising Agency in the 60s and they remind me of him.

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Selling the Morris 1100

“...a toast-and-caviar car at a bread-and-butter price.”

60-years ago, ahead of the launch of the Morris 1100, the Nuffield Organisation issued a sales promotion manual for distributors and dealers of Morris Motors – we wonder how many buyers of the first examples of the Morris 1100 were taken in by a salesman quoting from the manual!

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Selling the Morris 1100 “...a toast-and-caviar car at a bread-and-butter price.” 60-years ago, ahead of the launch of the Morris 1100, the Nuffield Organisation issued a sales promotion manual for distributors and dealers of Morris Motors – we wonder how many buyers of the first examples of the Morris 1100 were taken in by a salesman quoting from the manual! We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Unless I missed it they don't mention the fabled Mk1 two door saloon which nevertheless appeared in UK brochures and price lists. (Update - it does (twice) on p.25 buried in the text. No picture though). ..... Also - how many of the spartan "standard" model were built. Don't think I've ever seen one with painted grille etc.

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British Leyland Morris Range – 1969

This is the fourth post in our mini-series looking at the Austin and Morris ranges as they came under the umbrella of the newly formed British Leyland Motor Corporation...

...this is the Morris Range brochure of 1969, a publication dating from September 1969 so well under the control of British Leyland – it’s worth you looking back at the equivalent Austin brochure; a number of the images are identical and no doubt some prospective buyers at the time were asking themselves what’s the difference between Austin and Morris. Certainly with the ADO16 we know what would follow for the UK market; clearly British Leyland were preparing the ground for rationalising the range.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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British Leyland Morris Range – 1969 This is the fourth post in our mini-series looking at the Austin and Morris ranges as they came under the umbrella of the newly formed British Leyland Motor Corporation... ...this is the Morris Range brochure of 1969, a publication dating from September 1969 so well under the control of British Leyland – it’s worth you looking back at the equivalent Austin brochure; a number of the images are identical and no doubt some prospective buyers at the time were asking themselves what’s the difference between Austin and Morris. Certainly with the ADO16 we know what would follow for the UK market; clearly British Leyland were preparing the ground for rationalising the range. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 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 love the descriptions, it's all configurators now and I get bored and give up. Last time we got some real brochures was at an established Ford dealer in 2018

Strange combination of very traditional models, and modern fwd. The Minor hardly gets a mention and no pic on the cover

British Leyland Morris Range – 1968

A couple of days ago we were looking at the Austin range from the time when the British Leyland Motor Corporation was formed but now we turn to see what was on offer from Morris...

...this Morris range brochure dates from September of 1968 and unless you’ve seen this brochure before then it has some ADO16 images that might be new to you.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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British Leyland Morris Range – 1968 A couple of days ago we were looking at the Austin range from the time when the British Leyland Motor Corporation was formed but now we turn to see what was on offer from Morris... ...this Morris range brochure dates from September of 1968 and unless you’ve seen this brochure before then it has some ADO16 images that might be new to you. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Norway Constitution Day

Today we celebrate with the Kingdom of Norway their Constitution Day (syttende mai) and tie in with our recent British Leyland posts...

...a couple of Norwegian adverts advertising the new company, British Leyland Norge A/S but we also have a couple of interesting period images of a skills test for drivers Arr Ma avd Mosjøen on the Mosjøen School site Car, using a Morris 1300.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Norway Constitution Day Today we celebrate with the Kingdom of Norway their Constitution Day (syttende mai) and tie in with our recent British Leyland posts... ...a couple of Norwegian adverts advertising the new company, British Leyland Norge A/S but we also have a couple of interesting period images of a skills test for drivers Arr Ma avd Mosjøen on the Mosjøen School site Car, using a Morris 1300. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group approaching 3,000 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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