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USA – 1969, Austin America SuperSwap – Initial Coming Together

Our third post in this new series sees Jess’s 1969, Austin America bodyshell being lowered onto for the first time the 2014, Fiat 500C Sport to create the ADO16 SuperSwap...

...Jess has no idea how this project will eventually turn out but he was already fully committed in these early stages – he decided to cut out the entire ADO16 floorpan leaving only the main body panels. Without the aid of any specialised lifting equipment Jess had to resort to ropes...

...essentially the Fiat was now a motorised sledge and after countless measurements had been taken Jess began to tack weld the Austin body onto the Fiat sledge. Jess’s initial thoughts were that he wasn’t happy with the ride height – perhaps a Fiat Abarth springset could solve the issue. Jess also had thoughts about adding a little rake to the body to give it visual appeal.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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USA – 1969, Austin America SuperSwap – Initial Coming Together Our third post in this new series sees Jess’s 1969, Austin America bodyshell being lowered onto for the first time the 2014, Fiat 500C Sport to create the ADO16 SuperSwap... ...Jess has no idea how this project will eventually turn out but he was already fully committed in these early stages – he decided to cut out the entire ADO16 floorpan leaving only the main body panels. Without the aid of any specialised lifting equipment Jess had to resort to ropes... ...essentially the Fiat was now a motorised sledge and after countless measurements had been taken Jess began to tack weld the Austin body onto the Fiat sledge. Jess’s initial thoughts were that he wasn’t happy with the ride height – perhaps a Fiat Abarth springset could solve the issue. Jess also had thoughts about adding a little rake to the body to give it visual appeal. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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impressed with the fit, ive always wanted to drop one on an MX5 as they are a similar] wheel base.

Looks like you've chopped 2 fiat 500's

looks like its a good fit

Looks like competition for the Russian rebuild your have been covering.

Chile Independence Day

Systems sometimes fail! This post should have appeared on Saturday 18th September!

Chile Independence Day, the Fiestas Patrias of Chile is today and of course we celebrate with a rather unique ADO16 variant – the Chilean manufactured fibreglass MG 1300...

...there is much to be said about having a fibreglass ADO16 and there’s no doubt plenty more would have survived around the world if they’d all been fibreglass but it’s worth remembering that if the gel coat is breached and water penetrates then the fibreglass body is beyond repair!

Outside of Chile very few of you will have seen a fibreglass MG 1300 but today is your chance to have a really close look at Jorge’s 1971, MG 1300; the car is very original but the Mk II badge is Jorge’s addition – the MG 1300 was the only ADO16 to be manufactured or even sold in Chile.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Chile Independence Day Systems sometimes fail! This post should have appeared on Saturday 18th September! Chile Independence Day, the Fiestas Patrias of Chile is today and of course we celebrate with a rather unique ADO16 variant – the Chilean manufactured fibreglass MG 1300... ...there is much to be said about having a fibreglass ADO16 and there’s no doubt plenty more would have survived around the world if they’d all been fibreglass but it’s worth remembering that if the gel coat is breached and water penetrates then the fibreglass body is beyond repair! Outside of Chile very few of you will have seen a fibreglass MG 1300 but today is your chance to have a really close look at Jorge’s 1971, MG 1300; the car is very original but the Mk II badge is Jorge’s addition – the MG 1300 was the only ADO16 to be manufactured or even sold in Chile. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

Model Series – Vercor – MG 1100 for the Vuelta a España

It’s not often that cycling and the ADO16 meet but that’s the fusion for today’s post...

...you’ve all heard of the Tour de France – well it’s actually one of three grand tours for the professional peleton, all lasting 3-weeks; the other two being the Tour of Italy (Giro d’italia) and the Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España).

Our model series continues with Vercor Comando and we feature their Vuelta MG 1100...

...if you know of any period image of an ADO16 in connection with one of the grand tours please let us know – we have none!

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Model Series – Vercor – MG 1100 for the Vuelta a España It’s not often that cycling and the ADO16 meet but that’s the fusion for today’s post... ...you’ve all heard of the Tour de France – well it’s actually one of three grand tours for the professional peleton, all lasting 3-weeks; the other two being the Tour of Italy (Giro d’italia) and the Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España). Our model series continues with Vercor Comando and we feature their Vuelta MG 1100... ...if you know of any period image of an ADO16 in connection with one of the grand tours please let us know – we have none! We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

Malta Independence Day

We celebrate Malta Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza) by starting a mini-series showing the so far decade long restoration of Alexander’s always rare ADO16 estate...

...okay, so the ADO16 is rare everywhere now but Alexander has a 1968, Austin 1100 Mark II Countryman – a model which went out of production in March, 1968 after being available for just 5-months.

Today’s images date back to 2010 soon after Alexander had purchased the Austin – finished in Cumulus Grey with a Peony Red interior, Alexander had bought what looked to be a great car

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Malta Independence Day We celebrate Malta Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza) by starting a mini-series showing the so far decade long restoration of Alexander’s always rare ADO16 estate... ...okay, so the ADO16 is rare everywhere now but Alexander has a 1968, Austin 1100 Mark II Countryman – a model which went out of production in March, 1968 after being available for just 5-months. Today’s images date back to 2010 soon after Alexander had purchased the Austin – finished in Cumulus Grey with a Peony Red interior, Alexander had bought what looked to be a great car We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Great to have found an example of the elusive 1100 Mk2 Traveller/Countryman 🙂

Another icon in great shape !!

Must keep a look out for it. Malta's small 👍

I wonder if reclining front seats were standard - to make that bed long enough to sleep on?

4 days ago
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This week’s cover image – just 2-weeks after the launch of the Morris 1100 the BMC Abingdon Works Department entered two into the tough Liège-Sofia-Liège Rally, 29th August to 2nd September, 1962. The car driven by Pat Moss and Pauline Mayman (677 BRX, Car Number 72) is probably best known and is one we’ve featured often. Lesser known was the second car crewed by Peter Riley and Tony Cash (877 BRX, Car Number 38)... ...if you search the event on our page you can read all about the 2-cars.

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