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This week’s cover image – it wasn’t only the later ADO16 Deluxe models that used a central speedo; if you’re ever lucky enough to see a US-spec Austin 1100 (with a Morris style grille and painted coach lines) you’ll also find a central speedo inside.

This week’s cover image – it wasn’t only the later ADO16 Deluxe models that used a central speedo; if you’re ever lucky enough to see a US-spec Austin 1100 (with a Morris style grille and painted coach lines) you’ll also find a central speedo inside. ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – it wasn’t only the later ADO16 Deluxe models that used a central speedo; if you’re ever lucky enough to see a US-spec Austin 1100 (with a Morris style grille and painted coach lines) you’ll also find a central speedo inside.

Norway Constitution Day

Today we celebrate with the Kingdom of Norway their Constitution Day (syttende mai) and our featured car is a superb example of a no frills ADO16...

...a 1968, Morris 1100 Mark II, 2-door Deluxe – finished in Tartan Red and being an early example sporting a Black interior.

All the Mark II and Mark III Deluxe versions of the ADO16 featured a central speedo; they also had fixed rear side windows and were without chrome around the outside of the door frames.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group fast approaching 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Norway Constitution Day Today we celebrate with the Kingdom of Norway their Constitution Day (syttende mai) and our featured car is a superb example of a no frills ADO16... ...a 1968, Morris 1100 Mark II, 2-door Deluxe – finished in Tartan Red and being an early example sporting a Black interior. All the Mark II and Mark III Deluxe versions of the ADO16 featured a central speedo; they also had fixed rear side windows and were without chrome around the outside of the door frames. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group fast approaching 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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The most basic 1100 you could buy. Love it.

South Africa, 1976 – Austin Apache 35 Automatic Launched

Yes, that’s correct, 1976 – 2-years after UK production of the ADO16 had ceased Leyland South Africa launched a new ADO16 model! By 1976, the British Leyland range was being expanded by the new company but South Africa’s new model surely demonstrated just what a master stroke the initial launch of the Apache had been...

...so, May, 1976 saw the launch of the Austin Apache 35 Automatic – production was limited to just 300 cars and essentially it was a marketing exercise based on styling – it actually carried a, ’35 special’ badge.

The Apache 35 was finished in Harvest Gold and featured a basketweave texture vinyl roof. The model was marketed as having its own special front grille but our featured survivor doesn’t have that. The exterior also had rostyle wheels, twin exhaust pipes, bumpers with rubber inserts and even rubber inserts on the side trims.

Inside the reclining seats were fully trimmed in cloth and that touch even extended to the steering wheel insert! There were deep pile carpets, a fitted centre console and even a Sharp radio.

It certainly was a world for the ADO16 élite!

With special thanks to Paul Cowie, Dean Gray and to Martin Williamson & www.austinapache.co.uk

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group fast approaching 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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South Africa, 1976 – Austin Apache 35 Automatic Launched Yes, that’s correct, 1976 – 2-years after UK production of the ADO16 had ceased Leyland South Africa launched a new ADO16 model! By 1976, the British Leyland range was being expanded by the new company but South Africa’s new model surely demonstrated just what a master stroke the initial launch of the Apache had been... ...so, May, 1976 saw the launch of the Austin Apache 35 Automatic – production was limited to just 300 cars and essentially it was a marketing exercise based on styling – it actually carried a, ’35 special’ badge. The Apache 35 was finished in Harvest Gold and featured a basketweave texture vinyl roof. The model was marketed as having its own special front grille but our featured survivor doesn’t have that. The exterior also had rostyle wheels, twin exhaust pipes, bumpers with rubber inserts and even rubber inserts on the side trims. Inside the reclining seats were fully trimmed in cloth and that touch even extended to the steering wheel insert! There were deep pile carpets, a fitted centre console and even a Sharp radio. It certainly was a world for the ADO16 élite! With special thanks to Paul Cowie, Dean Gray and to Martin Williamson & www.austinapache.co.uk We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group fast approaching 2,700 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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I thought NZ was late with the 1100/1300 being assembled during 1975 before Allegro arrived later that year. As it is, the Apache (and Authi Victoria too) looked great in the three-box format and revised front and rear treatments.

SOUTH AFRICA created the best looking model in the range when they added the boot a genius move❤️❤️❤️

The brochure shows the special all black grill.

When I was in primary school, people who lived in our neighbourhood had one.

How many survive?

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Israel Independence Day

Today we celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (יום העצמאות‎), Israeli Independence Day...

...various ADO16 models were exported to Israel, totalling several hundred and including Austin, Morris and MG versions and also it is believed just one Vanden Plas Princess 1100 – sadly some of our posts are merely reflections of by-gone days...

...it’s unclear how old our images are but it’s unlikely these 2-cars have been or will be restored but they provide evidence both 2-door and 4-door versions of the Mark I, MG 1100 went to Israel.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group approaching 2,650 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Israel Independence Day Today we celebrate Yom Haatzmaut (יום העצמאות‎), Israeli Independence Day... ...various ADO16 models were exported to Israel, totalling several hundred and including Austin, Morris and MG versions and also it is believed just one Vanden Plas Princess 1100 – sadly some of our posts are merely reflections of by-gone days... ...it’s unclear how old our images are but it’s unlikely these 2-cars have been or will be restored but they provide evidence both 2-door and 4-door versions of the Mark I, MG 1100 went to Israel. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group approaching 2,650 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Icons found in the holy land!!

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