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Authi Morris 1300 Traveller – Spain

The AUTHI built Morris 1100 Traveller we featured yesterday was only in production for 10-months until December, 1968. It was February, 1969 before the replacement appeared in the form of the Authi Morris 1300 Traveller...

...1.597 examples of the 1100 were built but there were only 1,498 of the 1300 despite a much longer production run until September, 1970.

Our featured Authi Morris 1300 Traveller belongs to Marc – it is a wonderful example in regular use and Marc’s pictures highlight many of the features unique to the AUTHI built Traveller.

With special thanks to La Web de los Coches de Authi

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My mother had the 1100 version in the late 70s in NZ.

Congratulations Marc.

Spain National Day

Today is Spain’s National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) and we celebrate by taking the opportunity to look at the ADO16 estate cars...

...estate models were exported widely across the globe albeit in small numbers but outside of the UK, Spain was the only country to see any local interpretation of the models.

It appears that a very small number of estate cars were imported for a short from the UK but in March, 1968 production of the Authi Morris 1100 Traveller began at the Landaben (Pamplona) factory.

Our featured car belongs to Miguel – built in April, 1968 it is likely to be the oldest surviving Spanish built estate; it was one of the first 100 built Spanish ADO16’s and was the first estate to arrive at the Talavera de la Reina dealership.

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Superb Traveler !

Some oddities-RHD wipers, steering wheel, indicators stalk on right instead of left.

Thanks a lot. A big hug from Spain. 🍻

This is a lifer for my bucket list

Gian Masini

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1300 GT at the Spring Belgrade Fair – Yugoslavia, 1970

Earlier this week we wrote that various ADO16 variants appeared in Yugoslavia, at the Spring Belgrade Fair (Београдски Сајам)...

...The first Yugoslavian assembled IMV Austin 1300 had rolled off the production line in October, 1969 so there was every reason for IMV to have an ADO16 celebration at the following 1970, Spring Belgrade Fair (Београдски Сајам)...

...a Glacier White IMV Austin 1300 Super De Luxe took centre stage on a rotating turntable surrounded by a further eight examples – of surprise though was a second stand which featured not only more examples of the model but also two estate cars.

Recently we have been sent a very special additional picture from the 1970 Fair, it shows what appears to be a formal presentation and very clear to see on the left of the image is an Austin 1300 GT

With thanks to Nebojsa, Gregor and Mini magazine.

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Taiwan National Day

Today we celebrate Taiwan National Day; Taiwan is officially the Republic of China (ROC) and although the ADO16 was never exported there one example has been seen...

...Rally Nippon is usually held in Japan and since its inception in 2008 it has been sponsored by Dunhill, being approved and licensed by the Japan Tourism Agency. Held over 4-days to tour Japan’s World Heritage and Cultural Heritage sites it attracts both domestic and foreign participants in cars manufactured before 31st December, 1974 – although the cars must be approved by the organising committee!

Following the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, the Taiwanese were first to offer humanitarian support to the people of Japan; honouring the Taiwanese for this reaction, Rally Nippon went to Taiwan for 2013, and this was again repeated in November 2016 when 67-vintage cars started with a classic car exhibition in Huashan and then tackled the 1110 km route through neon-lit metropoles and rolling autumnal landscapes, starting and finishing in the ancient city of Taipei.

Amongst the participating cars was Car No. 51, a 1970, MG 1300 Mark II driven by L. Zhao and R. Huang. They completed the course (10-cars did not) but finished outside of the classified places but that is not the point, when one considers the exotica taking part in Rally Nippon it really is quite a special recognition of the ADO16 to see an example approved by the discerning Executive Board Committee – a proud moment indeed for the ADO16.

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Austin 1300 GT – Croatia

Our 1300 GT, 50th anniversary celebrations continue, with Croatia, whose independence day we celebrated yesterday...

...The Republic of Croatia gained independence from the former Yugoslavia in which IMV assembled the Austin 1300 Super Deluxe, also producing a limited number of them as the IMV 1300 Super. The annual Yugoslavian motor show was the Belgrade Fair where some additional ADO16 variants were shown, although those other models were never assembled by IMV some were imported and it is thought that something like 10 or 15 examples of the 1300 GT were imported.

Our featured car is a Mark III, Austin 1300 GT finished in the somewhat rare GT colour of Limeflower; the car has recently come to light in Croatia and features a wonderful air filter box. Interesting there was a Yugoslavian film made in 1981, called „Шеста брзина“ (Šesta brzina – Sixth speed) in which a Limeflower 1300 GT made a brief ‘cameo’ appearance – could this be the same car?

With special thanks to Nebojsa.

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That reads as though assembly took place when Croatia was independent, rather than when it was part of Yugoslavia. Just saying.

It's not the same car

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