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Nice to meet you, welcome to ado16.info!We were founded in 1999 and have become the world’s largest internet resource for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 range of cars.

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Standout Year – Riley 1300, 1968

The Riley brand always appealed to a niche sector of the ADO16 market but the launch of the Riley 1300 in 1967 was popular...

...1968 became the standout year for production of the Riley 1300 and Riley 1300 Mark II; production of the variant was impressively around half that of the MG – in addition to the 84 of the Riley 1100 Mark II in the January, the 1300 models of 1968 saw 231 produced for export and 4,801 for the home market.

Our featured car is a UK registered Riley 1300, manufactured in June 1968 it features the 12H-engine but with the lower compression 9-stud cylinder head. The car was laid up from 1989 until 2012 which is often typical of surviving ADO16 examples showing relatively low mileage. This Riley 1300 is finished in Sandy Beige over Faun Brown, it would have had a Mushroom interior but those sumptuous seats are from a Vanden Plas – the duo tone paint option disappeared with the launch of the Mark II, no doubt a British Leyland cost cutting exercise.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has over 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Vintage Year – Riley Kestrel, 1966

Our vintage year series is proving very popular with you and today we look at the Riley marque – arguably a version of the ADO16 produced to mainly keep long-standing Riley dealers and customers happy.

The vintage year of outstanding accomplishment and success for the Riley Kestrel was 1966 when 5,853 examples were produced; that was 5,147 for the home market and 706 for export and both of those breakdown figures were also records for the whole of the ADO16 Riley range.

Our featured car is a 1966, Riley Kestrel finished in Agate Red with a Cherokee Red interior; it was originally sold in Auckland, New Zealand but in 2008 was taken to Virginia, USA and is probably the only Riley Kestrel in the US.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, including of course both New Zealand and the USA. Our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has over 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Standout Year – Wolseley 1300, 1969

Although for a while in 1968 a Mark II version of the Wolseley 1100 was available alongside the new Wolseley 1300, their combined production total was still less than the standout year for the Wolseley 1300 in 1969...

...the breakdown of home market and export figures for 1969 were not on their own outstanding but both figures were strong and combined they saw 5,793 examples of the Wolseley 1300 produced; 4,174 for the home market and 1,619 for export.

Our featured car was exported to the Republic of Ireland; a 1969, Wolseley 1300 Mark II, Automatic – the Mark II launched in September, 1968 was externally identical to the earlier Wolseley 1300 except of course for the addition of the Mk II badge on the bootlid. Engine and all mechanical specifications remained unchanged but the seat pattern changed from horizontal to vertical bars and the toggle switches on the dashboard were replaced by rocker switches – true ADO16 anoraks amongst you will know of other minor detail differences but really they were pretty insignificant!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, including of course Eire. Our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has over 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Vintage Year – Wolseley 1100, 1965

Following our look at the Vanden Plas Princess we now turn to the other luxury ADO16 model, the Wolseley 1100 – which was launched in September, 1965...

...it’s hard to interpret 1965; it was the vintage year of outstanding accomplishment and success for the Wolseley 1100 – in just 4-months 7,526 cars were produced and no future 12-month period would ever come even close to that figure! 7,240 of those cars were destined for the UK home market leaving a not surprisingly modest number of 346 for export.

Despite 1965 being a vintage year for the Wolseley 1100 surviving ’65 examples are few and far between – however we can generally be relied upon and have one to feature for you and what’s more it is finished in the unusual duo finish of Farina Grey over Maroon with a Heron Grey interior.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries. Our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group now has over 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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