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Chile Independence Day

Chile Independence Day, the Fiestas Patrias of Chile is today and of course we celebrate with a rather unique ADO16 variant – the Chilean manufactured fibreglass MG 1300...

...there is much to be said about having a fibreglass ADO16 and there’s no doubt plenty more would have survived around the world if they’d all been fibreglass but it’s worth remembering that if the gel coat is breached and water penetrates then the fibreglass body is beyond repair!

Outside of Chile very few of you will have seen a fibreglass MG 1300 but today is your chance to have a really close look at Jorge’s 1971, MG 1300; the car is very original but the Mk II badge is Jorge’s addition – the MG 1300 was the only ADO16 to be manufactured or even sold in Chile.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Chile Independence Day Chile Independence Day, the Fiestas Patrias of Chile is today and of course we celebrate with a rather unique ADO16 variant – the Chilean manufactured fibreglass MG 1300... ...there is much to be said about having a fibreglass ADO16 and there’s no doubt plenty more would have survived around the world if they’d all been fibreglass but it’s worth remembering that if the gel coat is breached and water penetrates then the fibreglass body is beyond repair! Outside of Chile very few of you will have seen a fibreglass MG 1300 but today is your chance to have a really close look at Jorge’s 1971, MG 1300; the car is very original but the Mk II badge is Jorge’s addition – the MG 1300 was the only ADO16 to be manufactured or even sold in Chile. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

More from Mexico

We mentioned in yesterday’s post that we’re yet to hear of any Austin or Morris ADO16 ever having been in Mexico but we certainly know of other variants...

...there’s a Vanden Plas Princess – is it in its original colour? Pale Primrose was certainly an ADO16 export colour. Then there’s a 1964, MG 1100 finished in the special order colour of Black with a Tartan Red interior.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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More from Mexico We mentioned in yesterday’s post that we’re yet to hear of any Austin or Morris ADO16 ever having been in Mexico but we certainly know of other variants... ...there’s a Vanden Plas Princess – is it in its original colour? Pale Primrose was certainly an ADO16 export colour. Then there’s a 1964, MG 1100 finished in the special order colour of Black with a Tartan Red interior. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Interesting rear, and front, lights.

Mexico Independence Day

Today’s post celebrates Independence Day of the United Mexican States (Día de la Independencia)...

...we lead with a period image believed to be taken at a Road Race in Tijuana, in 1964 – it’s a strange thing that there are a number of ADO16 examples surviving in Mexico but we can’t find any past or present evidence of the humble Austin or Morris versions.

So here’s a cracking 1966, MG 1100 – it’s obviously had a huge amount of time and effort spent on it and it’s really a very rare sight in Mexico.

With special thanks to Bill Allan

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Mexico Independence Day Today’s post celebrates Independence Day of the United Mexican States (Día de la Independencia)... ...we lead with a period image believed to be taken at a Road Race in Tijuana, in 1964 – it’s a strange thing that there are a number of ADO16 examples surviving in Mexico but we can’t find any past or present evidence of the humble Austin or Morris versions. So here’s a cracking 1966, MG 1100 – it’s obviously had a huge amount of time and effort spent on it and it’s really a very rare sight in Mexico. With special thanks to Bill Allan We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Is that a 'federalised' front valance? The bumper seems to stick our more than usual 🤔❤️

1971 – MG 1300 Mark II

September, 1971 brought to an end the availability of the MG 1300 Mark II in the UK although production did continue for export...

...the MG badge on the ADO16 had served the BMC and then British Leyland very well; surely the later introduction of the MG Metro and then MG Maestro and MG Montego illustrated the mistake British Leyland had made in withdrawing an MG saloon car from the UK market but then in the seventies the MG 1300 was no match for the stylish 1300 GT.

Our featured car is in Japan – a 1970, MG 1300 Mark II finished in a non-standard colour scheme; it would have been just Blue Royale with a Galleon Blue interior and there should be a side exit exhaust but it does still have its 11-stud cylinder head; so a 70bhp engine which was what was fitted in the 1300 GT.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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1971 – MG 1300 Mark II September, 1971 brought to an end the availability of the MG 1300 Mark II in the UK although production did continue for export... ...the MG badge on the ADO16 had served the BMC and then British Leyland very well; surely the later introduction of the MG Metro and then MG Maestro and MG Montego illustrated the mistake British Leyland had made in withdrawing an MG saloon car from the UK market but then in the seventies the MG 1300 was no match for the stylish 1300 GT. Our featured car is in Japan – a 1970, MG 1300 Mark II finished in a non-standard colour scheme; it would have been just Blue Royale with a Galleon Blue interior and there should be a side exit exhaust but it does still have its 11-stud cylinder head; so a 70bhp engine which was what was fitted in the 1300 GT. We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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beautiful car....love the MG versions, guess its the grill....brings back memories of growing up in upstate NY.....my older brother had 3 MG 1100's : 64, 65, and a '66....all bought new. I can remember us going out riding around the snowy roads of upstate NY on a cold winters night, in the first one,.....just to enjoy the snow,..and get warm. We lived in the country, old farm house,..sometimes was hard to heat in the brutal weather,....the MG was a great way to get warm....and it was great in the snow. memories / true story. I was 11 yrs old. I have since owned my own ADO 16's....a couple Austin Americas,...and a 64 Morris 1100, that I imported to Virginia from Australia, in 2002.

Wow, just how desirable is that car. What an absolute corker.

A very beautiful car😍

Model Series – Vercor – MG 1100 Rally Livery

The Spanish toy manufacturer Vercor Comando was founded in 1950 and remained in business until the 1990’s – with the ADO16 actually being manufactured in Spain by AUTHI it was no surprise that they produced a model...

...Vercor models have quite accurate plastic bodies with tinplate bases and are friction-powered – they were often produced in rally car livery and their MG 1100 was no exception, carrying the race number 2. An AUTHI built MG 1100 did compete in the 1968, Monte Carlo Rally but that was car number 81.

During the ADO16 era there were often news reports about flying saucers – Vercor had their finger on the pulse and produced a couple of versions of their Platillo Volante (Flying Saucer) and we just couldn’t resist adding them to the post!

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Model Series – Vercor – MG 1100 Rally Livery The Spanish toy manufacturer Vercor Comando was founded in 1950 and remained in business until the 1990’s – with the ADO16 actually being manufactured in Spain by AUTHI it was no surprise that they produced a model... ...Vercor models have quite accurate plastic bodies with tinplate bases and are friction-powered – they were often produced in rally car livery and their MG 1100 was no exception, carrying the race number 2. An AUTHI built MG 1100 did compete in the 1968, Monte Carlo Rally but that was car number 81. During the ADO16 era there were often news reports about flying saucers – Vercor had their finger on the pulse and produced a couple of versions of their Platillo Volante (Flying Saucer) and we just couldn’t resist adding them to the post! We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,750 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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