... the fastest growing ADO16 club - "in the world"
... bringing together ADO16 owners around the world.
... with contacts and reps in around 35 countries!
... the world's largest ADO16 on-line resource
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Welcome to ado16.info

ado16.info was founded in 1999 and it has become the world’s largest internet resource for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 range of cars. It was initially supported by a vibrant internet forum whilst ado16.info group was also the marque’s first Facebook presence and is the world’s most active discussion group for our cars.

2017 saw ado16.info launch a members only club offering membership to ADO16 owners and enthusiasts all over the world.

ado16.info has two levels of membership – Paid and Free

As a member of ado16.info international you will receive the following:

  • ‘The Connaught’, the bi-monthly PDF Magazine of ado16.info international
  • A monthly PDF Newsletter
  • Exclusive discounts with a number of significant suppliers
  • Access to a dedicated members only section of the website, containing our vast archive of vehicle information including; press photographs, brochures, and access to technical information

 To see more of our website join us with either Free membership or Paid membership

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France – British Leyland Adverts

We end our series of the ADO16 in France with a look at British Leyland adverts taking us into the nineteen-seventies...

...not only was the ADO16 looking more modern through various styling changes for the Mark II and III cars, and indeed the introduction of the 1300 GT but also the adverts were very different to those of the BMC era which we brought to you earlier this week – unlike beforehand, the various distributors no longer were responsible for advertising, rather British Leyland took overall responsibility, and as was their style, provided plenty to read!

We have free and paid membership levels; you can join the only ADO16 club with members, contacts and representatives in 35-countries here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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France – 1969, British Leyland Range

2018 marks 50-years since the creation of British Leyland yet in France this had little impact on the organisation of distributors...

...this 1969 British Leyland range brochure is fascinating for many reasons:

• 6-distributors continued in France
• The Mini Cooper S exploits in the Monte Carlo continued to be celebrated;1968 had seen Paddy Hopkirk and Ron Crellin finish 5th overall, 3rd in category and contribute to the manufacturers team prize in car number 87, ORX 777F
• The 1300 GT had been launched but was not often seen advertised as it was here with the MG 1300, Mark II
• Highlight is made of the Coupé body style and the 1300 engine with 4-doors
• The 1800 is advertised as more powerful
• The MG sports cars provide additional kudos to the whole range

Essentially the range was the Issigonis front wheel drive trio and a couple of very English 2-seater sports cars but France is a large country and was rapidly developing its Autoroute network – there was a definite emphasis on Austin Morris MG performance...

With thanks to Chris Cowin and British Leyland Chronicles

We have free and paid membership levels; you can join the only ADO16 club with members, contacts and representatives in 35-countries here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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France – Monte Carlo & ADO16 Advertising

Despite sharing a similar layout with front wheel drive and the A-series engine, it was unusual for BMC to use the rally pedigree of the Mini to help advertise the ADO16...

BMC had 6-distributors in France but interestingly not all carried the whole BMC range – the 1965 Monte Carlo had been won by Timo Mäkinen and Paul Easter in a Morris Mini Cooper but mileage was made in France to help sell both the Austin and Morris Cooper, and to help advertise the Vanden Plas Princess 1100 – hardly obvious!

There had been one ADO16 entered in the 1965 Monte Carlo, an MG 1100 – 600 XMB, car number 135 crewed by Albert Hill and James Shaw who had achieved the best 1964 ADO16 result by finishing 140th in the same car, however they were not one of the finishers in 1965. 275 had entered, 237 actually started but only 35 finished.

We have free and paid membership levels; you can join the only ADO16 club with members, contacts and representatives in 35-countries here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Austin & Vanden Plas 1100 – France

BMC had 6-distributors in France, some handled all the BMC marques but one, AFIVA chose to specialise in Austin and Vanden Plas...

...AFIVA, Agence Française d’Importation de Voitures Anglais often advertised their complete imported range and we bring to you a number of their adverts...

We have free and paid membership levels; you can join the only ADO16 club with members, contacts and representatives in 35-countries here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Morris & MG 1100 – France

The Morris 1100 was officially launched in France at the 49th Salon de l'Automobile held at the Porte de Versailles in October, 1962 – as announced by the French monthly magazine l’Automobile...

...the Morris 1100 would be sold in France by the Morris dealer network and in due course alongside the MG 1100 – we offer you some period adverts...

We have free and paid membership levels; you can join the only ADO16 club with members, contacts and representatives in 35-countries here: www.ado16.info/membership-join