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Authi Morris 1300 Traveller – 1969

With the Authi Morris 1100 Traveller we featured last week going out of production in December, 1968 it would be February, 1969 before a replacement came along in the form of the Authi Morris 1300 Traveller...

...few AUTHI models remained in production for particularly long periods and this one would continue only until September, 1970 by which time 1498 had been built, even less than the previous 1100 version!

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

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Authi MG 1300 – Launched 1968

50-years ago in October, 1968 AUTHI launched their MG 1300...

...at the time the UK received the MG 1300 Mark II with the high compression 70bhp engine whereas the Authi MG 1300 engine was simply a twin carburettor version the standard 1300 engine producing 65bhp.

The Authi MG 1300 would continue in production until August, 1971 by which time 7048 examples had been built.

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

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Authi Morris 1300 – Launched 1968

The AUTHI model launch timeline bears little detail relation to what BMC were doing in the UK although clearly there was influence through the general ADO16 developments...

...in September, 1968 the Authi Morris 1300 was launched replacing both the Spanish Morris 1100 and MG 1100 and for a month appears to be the only ADO16 saloon being manufactured in Spain. It would remain in production until November, 1970 by which time 8765 examples had been produced.

One of the fascinating features of the Authi Morris 1300 was that the metal front of the fascia was colour coordinated with the exterior body colour – this would not have been a cheap undertaking but certainly added a special touch.

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

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Authi Morris 1100 Traveller – 1968

Continuing our look at Authi models, it was March, 1968 before Spain first saw an ADO16 estate when the Authi Morris 1100 Traveller was launched...

...by the end of the year the model was withdrawn and it was not immediately replaced by another estate version – just 1597 examples had been built...

...given the poor survival rate of all ADO16 estate models, it is wonderful to be able to show you images of two known AUTHI examples.

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the research.

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