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MG 1300 & MG 1300 Mark II, UK – Homologation Number 1523

The MG 1300 was manufactured for a very short period and with a single carburettor for just a matter of months – homologation was granted on 1st May, 1968 but the application form details are very interesting but in part misleading...

...the MG 1300 was launched at the 1967, Earls Court Motor Show which opened on the 16th October, 1967 but we see production actually commenced on the 23rd September, 1967. The application form also states that the minimum production of 1,000 identical cars was achieved by the 20th January, 1968. However, the serial number of the engine is given as 12H producing just 58bhp with a single carburettor; actually though, we know those early single carburettor models featured a 12G engine which only became 12H in April, 1968 when with twin carburettors it produced 65bhp.

Also included is the British Leyland evolution, the MG 1300 Mark II recognised inside by a revised fascia but more importantly with revised engine breathing resulting in a 70bhp engine – this is homologation 1523/3/1E valid until the 1st April, 1972.

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What an absolutely totally stunning second act following the BMC Mini! 1st one I ever saw was in the Nuffield main dealer in Newquay, Cornwall (Stewart & Arden?) in August 1962, fiesta yellow. I remember gawking at it like it had dropped from an alternative universe!

MG 1100, UK – Homologation Number 5020

You may have been following our homologation series wondering where the MG 1100 was; 5000 identical cars needed to be produced to make an application and this was achieved on the 24th November, 1962 however it would be several years later before the MG Car Company Limited made an application – homologation was recognised from the 1st January, 1966 and ran until 31st December, 1972.

We are unable to explain this delay in application, particularly given the MG 1100 was rallied internationally on a number of occasions not least by the BMC works team amongst others.

Those keen eyed amongst you may spot discrepancies with the closed circuit engine breathing illustrated by the various images...

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Interesting, given the MG 1100 was raced in a 6 hour race at Brands Hatch?, winning its class, shortly after release. 🤔

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