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ADO16 Sports

Every now and again we have something special to share with you...

...when we came across this image it was complete news to us and if it wasn’t for the copyright belonging to British Motor Industry Heritage Trust we would have struggled to believe it even plausible!

As the caption on the image reads, the ADO16 Sports never made it beyond the initial design sketch stage – in all honesty though, if you consider the ADO16 exploded body view then it’s difficult to see how the ADO16 Sports would resemble in any way the ADO16 we all know.

The Jensen ADO16, coded Project 67/1 and based upon a 1967, Austin 1100 Countryman was perhaps the most radical design exercise undertaken with the ADO16; sadly nothing was to come of it beyond the single prototype but at least it looked very much like an ADO16.

Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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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ADO16 SportsEvery now and again we have something special to share with you......when we came across this image it was complete news to us and if it wasn’t for the copyright belonging to British Motor Industry Heritage Trust we would have struggled to believe it even plausible!As the caption on the image reads, the ADO16 Sports never made it beyond the initial design sketch stage – in all honesty though, if you consider the ADO16 exploded body view then it’s difficult to see how the ADO16 Sports would resemble in any way the ADO16 we all know.The Jensen ADO16, coded Project 67/1 and based upon a 1967, Austin 1100 Countryman was perhaps the most radical design exercise undertaken with the ADO16; sadly nothing was to come of it beyond the single prototype but at least it looked very much like an ADO16.Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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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This would have encroached into MGB territory... So I didn't think they would have done it. Also the triumph Sports cars might have been competition. Given the MGB and triumph have bigger engines... Not sure is entry level and price point would have worked. Considering that apparently every 1100 sold, sold at a loss in the UK.. lol

Looks very odd with the rear axle so far from the rear.

Turning the 100 into a hatchbacl - or a SportsHatch

Weekly Model Series – Spot-On – New Zealand

Although Spot-On was a brand name for a line of die cast toy cars made by Tri-ang, Tri-ang Toys was in turn a brand name for Lines Bros Ltd who in 1964 acquired Meccano, the parent company of Dinky Toys...

...rather than support two brands producing toy cars the owners decided in 1967 to discontinue Spot-On in favour of Dinky but some production continued in New Zealand – both the Morris 1100 and MG 1100 models were produced in New Zealand although we’re unable to say definitively how many colour options there were but our post features a Morris 1100 and two different versions of the same MG 1100.

Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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 – New ZealandAlthough Spot-On was a brand name for a line of die cast toy cars made by Tri-ang, Tri-ang Toys was in turn a brand name for Lines Bros Ltd who in 1964 acquired Meccano, the parent company of Dinky Toys......rather than support two brands producing toy cars the owners decided in 1967 to discontinue Spot-On in favour of Dinky but some production continued in New Zealand – both the Morris 1100 and MG 1100 models were produced in New Zealand although we’re unable to say definitively how many colour options there were but our post features a Morris 1100 and two different versions of the same MG 1100.Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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'm from New Zealand, and as a kid I had an turquoise MG 1100 model with a dog looking out the right rear window. Probably a Matchbox model. 🤔

Lines Bros. NZ made half the toys down there. They were as protected from imports (by large tariffs) as the car assemblers so local assembly paid off. They also made prams and other stuff. I still have some of my childhood Tri-ang toys. None of the 1:43 models survived. V expensive to replace from collector auctions.

This week’s cover image would be a very dour street scene if it wasn’t for a 1966, Riley Kestrel 1100 to bring it alive – why haven’t all those people noticed it; we have! ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image would be a very dour street scene if it wasn’t for a 1966, Riley Kestrel 1100 to bring it alive – why haven’t all those people noticed it; we have!

Ecuador Independence Day

We celebrate with Ecuador their Independence Day (Día del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito) with a number of ADO16 images...

...as our club becomes the most significant the ADO16 has ever known our researchers are increasingly busy clicking images of our beloved cars – today’s lead image is a surprise though; we know there are several surviving ADO16 examples in Ecuador but we were unaware they had begun to gain classic car status...

...this 1300 was on show in Vilcabamba, a village in the southern region of Ecuador, in Loja Province; an area that has been referred to as the, "Playground of the Inca", historically a retreat for Incan royalty.

Continuing the Mark III theme we also show a number of other examples in Ecuador.

Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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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Ecuador Independence DayWe celebrate with Ecuador their Independence Day (Día del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito) with a number of ADO16 images......as our club becomes the most significant the ADO16 has ever known our researchers are increasingly busy clicking images of our beloved cars – today’s lead image is a surprise though; we know there are several surviving ADO16 examples in Ecuador but we were unaware they had begun to gain classic car status......this 1300 was on show in Vilcabamba, a village in the southern region of Ecuador, in Loja Province; an area that has been referred to as the, Playground of the Inca, historically a retreat for Incan royalty.Continuing the Mark III theme we also show a number of other examples in Ecuador.Now in well over 60 countries, we are the only global club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – Our membership is growing and unbelievably our Facebook Group now has over 2,300 members; so, 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

Singapore National Day

Today we celebrate with the Republic of Singapore, their National Day...

...and our featured car certainly is an ADO16 celebration – of course we all love to see pristine original examples but unlike others, anyone close to ado16.info will know that we also love to see modified and customised examples of the ADO16.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Gold was not a standard ADO16 colour; well we’re pretty certain this Mark III, Austin 1300 was not imported from the former Yugoslavia so to all intents and purposes the gold paint job is a custom finish to match the very special interior – the car is simply lush!
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 well 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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Singapore National DayToday we celebrate with the Republic of Singapore, their National Day......and our featured car certainly is an ADO16 celebration – of course we all love to see pristine original examples but unlike others, anyone close to ado16.info will know that we also love to see modified and customised examples of the ADO16.You’d be forgiven for thinking that Gold was not a standard ADO16 colour; well we’re pretty certain this Mark III,  Austin 1300 was not imported from the former Yugoslavia so to all intents and purposes the gold paint job is a custom finish to match the very special interior – the car is simply lush!
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 well 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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There was local assembly in Singapore and/or Malaysia (so paint choices may have included gold 🙂)

Well done great example of modified but still having its ado16 charisma

Not just the gold paint an interior but the wheels 👌🏻as well

My '65 Riley Kestrel was delivered new in Singapore.

Lovely car

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