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This week’s cover image – as much as this year we celebrate 60-years since the launch of the Morris 1100 we ought not forget that it was the Austin badge which ended up doing more to promote the ADO16; we show a 1964, Austin 1100 finished in the special order colour of Black.

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This week’s cover image – as much as this year we celebrate 60-years since the launch of the Morris 1100 we ought not forget that it was the Austin badge which ended up doing more to promote the ADO16; we show a 1964, Austin 1100 finished in the special order colour of Black. ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – as much as this year we celebrate 60-years since the launch of the Morris 1100 we ought not forget that it was the Austin badge which ended up doing more to promote the ADO16; we show a 1964, Austin 1100 finished in the special order colour of Black.
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Reginald Molehusband and his Austin 1100

Perhaps the most famous UK Public Information Film featured the fictional character of Reginald Molehusband attempting to parallel park his Austin 1100...

...the film was commissioned by the Central Office of Information and shown on British TV during the 1960’s. The role of Reginald Molehusband was played by Ian Gardiner but sadly no copy of the film is known to still exist.

Reginald Molehusband was depicted as the country's worst driver but the film concluded when he was finally able to park his Austin 1100 and so demonstrate the technique for parallel parking!
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Reginald Molehusband entered common parlance in the UK and the phrases such as, "Well done, Reggie" were often heard in mock congratulation to someone successfully completing a modest task.

With the original film being lost, a new version was made by the BBC in 2006, again starring Ian Gardiner as Reginald Molehusband – a new voiceover was recorded, despite a recording of the original narration actually existing.

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 remember the original, it used to be on TV all the time, when I learned to drive I knew exactly what to do, shame they don't still use public information films today.

shame there is a Peugeot 406 in the video

Absolutely brilliant!

Buying the Morris 1100 – Lombank

Of course, if you didn’t want to go with yesterday’s post then one alternative was Lombank to finance tyhe purchase of your new Morris 1100...

...New Credit Corporation Ltd was incorporated in Bournemouth in 1946 as successor to Acceptance Credit Corporation, which had been incorporated in 1938 but never traded. In 1947, the company name changed to Lombard Banking Ltd.

In 1951, Lombard acquired a hire purchase company called London & Provincial Motor & Tractor Co Ltd (est. 1946), changing its name to Lombank Ltd in 1953 – from 1957, Lombard Banking operated solely as a bank and all the company’s hire purchase and credit finance activities were hived off to the Lombank subsidiary who specialised in credit finance and leasing facilities for commerce, the motor trade, industry and agriculture.

Lombank heavily advertised within the motor industry and were a major sponsor of motor racing including the RAC Rally.

In 1970, Lombard Banking and its subsidiaries were taken over by the newly-formed National Westminster Bank.

With thanks to the NatWest Group.

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Buying the Morris 1100 – Lombank Of course, if you didn’t want to go with yesterday’s post then one alternative was Lombank to finance tyhe purchase of your new Morris 1100... ...New Credit Corporation Ltd was incorporated in Bournemouth in 1946 as successor to Acceptance Credit Corporation, which had been incorporated in 1938 but never traded. In 1947, the company name changed to Lombard Banking Ltd. In 1951, Lombard acquired a hire purchase company called London & Provincial Motor & Tractor Co Ltd (est. 1946), changing its name to Lombank Ltd in 1953 – from 1957, Lombard Banking operated solely as a bank and all the company’s hire purchase and credit finance activities were hived off to the Lombank subsidiary who specialised in credit finance and leasing facilities for commerce, the motor trade, industry and agriculture. Lombank heavily advertised within the motor industry and were a major sponsor of motor racing including the RAC Rally. In 1970, Lombard Banking and its subsidiaries were taken over by the newly-formed National Westminster Bank. With thanks to the NatWest Group. 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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They were Lombard North Central in my HP days

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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.

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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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