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Switzerland – 1964, Austin Range Brochure

As we highlighted in our Jamaican Independence Day post yesterday, as part of the BMC, Austin and Morris car were not only sold separately but in export markets were even imported by separate companies...

...last weekend we also celebrated the Swiss National Day so today we’ve decided to show you a 1964, Swiss Austin Range brochure produced by the Austin agent, Emil Frey AG – from an ADO16 perspective it is a little underwhelming!

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Switzerland – 1964, Austin Range BrochureAs we highlighted in our Jamaican Independence Day post yesterday, as part of the BMC, Austin and Morris car were not only sold separately but in export markets were even imported by separate companies......last weekend we also celebrated the Swiss National Day so today we’ve decided to show you a 1964, Swiss Austin Range brochure produced by the Austin agent, Emil Frey AG – from an ADO16 perspective it is a little underwhelming!We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

Jamaica Independence Day

Today we celebrate Independence Day in Jamaica with the Morris & Austin 1100...

...just a fortnight after the Morris 1100 had been launched it was being advertised in Jamaica; Morris sales were handled by Motor Sales & Service Co., and some of the wording of their adverts certainly carries Jamaican humour, “LOUISE BENNETT SAYS: “Man; that first ride really sold me! You know I’m built for comfort and my MORRIS 1100 is comfort-plus!””

John Crook Ltd. handled Austin sales advertising the new Austin 1100 just 6-days following the model’s official UK launch.

Interestingly June, 1964 saw comprehensive insurance being offered with each new car.

Our final image illustrates that the 1300 was also sold in Jamaica but we don’t know of any surviving ADO16 examples there – perhaps someone is able to let us know...

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Jamaica Independence DayToday we celebrate Independence Day in Jamaica with the Morris & Austin 1100......just a fortnight after the Morris 1100 had been launched it was being advertised in Jamaica; Morris sales were handled by Motor Sales & Service Co., and some of the wording of their adverts certainly carries Jamaican humour, “LOUISE BENNETT SAYS: “Man; that first ride really sold me! You know I’m built for comfort and my MORRIS 1100 is comfort-plus!””John Crook Ltd. handled Austin sales advertising the new Austin 1100 just 6-days following the model’s official UK launch.Interestingly June, 1964 saw comprehensive insurance being offered with each new car.Our final image illustrates that the 1300 was also sold in Jamaica but we don’t know of any surviving ADO16 examples there – perhaps someone is able to let us know...We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

The Netherlands – Morris 1300 Crayford Convertible

In contrast to Monday’s post, this convertible in the Netherlands is a genuine Crayford conversion...

...actually the car was in the Netherlands but following its sale a couple of years ago its location is now unknown. Originally this was a 1969, Morris 1300 Crayford Convertible finished in Snowberry White with a Black interior and registered in the UK with the number plate GJK 41H – it was re-painted blue when it was exported and converted to LHD gaining also a Vanden Plas fascia; first being registered in Germany and then in the Netherlands.

Crayford made 12 convertible ADO16 cars; 6 of Morris and 6 of MG but now only half of those can be accounted for with 2 being MG and 4 being Morris.

With special thanks to Rory and the Crayford Convertible Car Club.

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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The Netherlands – Morris 1300 Crayford ConvertibleIn contrast to Monday’s post, this convertible in the Netherlands is a genuine Crayford conversion......actually the car was in the Netherlands but following its sale a couple of years ago its location is now unknown. Originally this was a 1969, Morris 1300 Crayford Convertible finished in Snowberry White with a Black interior and registered in the UK with the number plate GJK 41H – it was re-painted blue when it was exported and converted to LHD gaining also a Vanden Plas fascia; first being registered in Germany and then in the Netherlands.Crayford made 12 convertible ADO16 cars; 6 of Morris and 6 of MG but now only half of those can be accounted for with 2 being MG and 4 being Morris.With special thanks to Rory and the Crayford Convertible Car Club.We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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I wonder why so few were sold, given the popularity of the 1100. Production of 12 surely wasn't worth the bother in terms of set up costs.

A practical alternative to the MG Midget albeit not as sleek at the back.

Weekly Model Series – Spot-On – MG 1100

Spot-On certainly understood the BMC marketing policy of the MG 1100...

...Last week we featured the Spot-On Morris 1100 but it would take Spot-On a year to launch their MG 1100 (model number 267) and then it was offered at a full shilling more than the Morris 1100. The very earliest incarnation was in block green; most likely copying the official British Racing with a Cherokee Red interior, thereafter followed numerous duo-tone offerings; green over white, red over white, white over beige and two different shades of blue over white.

We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Weekly Model Series – Spot-On – MG 1100Spot-On certainly understood the BMC marketing policy of the MG 1100......Last week we featured the Spot-On Morris 1100 but it would take Spot-On a year to launch their MG 1100 (model number 267) and then it was offered at a full shilling more than the Morris 1100. The very earliest incarnation was in block green; most likely copying the official British Racing with a Cherokee Red interior, thereafter followed numerous duo-tone offerings; green over white, red over white, white over beige and two different shades of blue over white.We are the only global club for the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – the ADO16; with members, contacts and representatives in well over 50-countries! Our membership continues to grow and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, if you’re interested, we’re on the lookout for proactive club helpers! You can also join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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