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Bigger Than The ADO16? – Issigonis!

Today we celebrate the Birthday of Sir Alec Issigonis...

...Issigonis designed our ADO16 as part of a trio of cars, the other two being the Mini and the 1800,

“The wheels of these cars are placed as near to the corners as mechanics will allow, not only increasing comfort but safety as well.
The principle itself is simple enough.
It’s only the application that’s hard.”

- Sir Alec Issigonis, a genius of car design!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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He was also behind the Maxi.

IMV 1300 Special – 1971-1972

We bring our 50th anniversary since the launch of the IMV Austin 1300 celebrations to an end with this post which features the only development made to the Yugoslavian assembled ADO16...

...first seen with no prior announcement at the 1971, Belgrade Spring Fair the IMV 1300 Special was entirely the creation of the IMV factory at Novo Mesto. At the time the plant boasted one of the most advanced paint facilities in the world which helped IMV to offer the 1300 Special in metallic paint, making it the only ADO16 variant to ever be offered in a range of metallic options; Metallic Blue, Metallic Green, Silver and Gold. The exterior also featured additional fog lights, twin bullet wing mirrors, sports wheel rims and a lockable fuel cap all as standard. The grille and boot lid featured an IMV 1300 badge with additional rear lettering on the boot carrying the word, “special”.

Inside the seats were finished in a combination of faux leather and synthetic fabric with the front seats being reclining and at the Belgrade Fair with head restraints, the floor covering and door cards were also altered to coordinate with the seats whilst a 10cm shorter sports style gear lever completed the look.

The IMV 1300 Special was not just a cosmetic make over; the model offered 60.5bhp from twin carburettors and an LCB exhaust manifold with the exhaust exiting from the centre at the rear of the car. It is thought that only 485 examples were built with production ending in December, 1972; however the IMV 1300 Special offered a very impressive specification list which would have been desirable in any ADO16 market.

With specijal (special) thanks to Nebojsa.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries including all the countries of the former Yugoslavia; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Looks a bit innocenti

Very nice

IMV Austin 1300 – 1971

Yugoslavian production of the IMV ADO16 lasted just until the end of 1972 by which time approaching 15,000 cars had been built...

...one of those cars which we feature today is a 1971, IMV Austin 1300 – a car which belongs to Dalibor, President of the Serbian Federation of Historical Vehicles. The Austin has always been in Dalibor’s family and splendidly continues today in regular use all year round.

The Mark III ADO16 which was launched in September, 1971 was not produced by IMV but interestingly Dalibor’s car which dates back to April, 1971 features a Mark III style heater control assembly.

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IMV Austin 1300 – 1969-1970

Healthy numbers of the IMV Austin 1300 survive across the countries of the former Yugoslavia where production commenced 50-years ago, although we are currently unaware of any actual 1969 examples...

...prior to local production commencing various left hand drive ADO16 cars had been officially imported into Yugoslavia which makes it interesting to see that for the end of September 1969, just ahead of CKD production commencing, Avto magazine chose to picture a right hand drive UK Austin 1300 and to publish an Autocar Magazine road test, translated into Slovenian.

We bring you that Avto magazine article plus images of a stunning 1970, IMV Austin 1300 to be found in Serbia.

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Gorgeous!!!! 😍😍😍

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