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Authi Austin 1300 – 1971

With the ADO16 being manufactured in Spain from 1966 it may come as a surprise for some to learn that is was 1971 before AUTHI used the Austin brand...

...the Authi Austin 1300 was launched in January, 1971 replacing the Authi Morris 1300 which had gone out of production the previous Novemeber – there would be 9226 examples built by the August of 1972.

Just like the model’s predecessor, the Authi Austin 1300 would feature a fascia colour coded to match the exterior body colour.

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

With a Club Facebook Group well in excess of 1,900 and members, contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, you can join the only ADO16 club with free and paid membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Authi Morris 1300 Traveller – 1969

With the Authi Morris 1100 Traveller we featured last week going out of production in December, 1968 it would be February, 1969 before a replacement came along in the form of the Authi Morris 1300 Traveller...

...few AUTHI models remained in production for particularly long periods and this one would continue only until September, 1970 by which time 1498 had been built, even less than the previous 1100 version!

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

With a Club Facebook Group well in excess of 1,900 and members, contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, you can join the only ADO16 club with free and paid membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Authi MG 1300 – Launched 1968

50-years ago in October, 1968 AUTHI launched their MG 1300...

...at the time the UK received the MG 1300 Mark II with the high compression 70bhp engine whereas the Authi MG 1300 engine was simply a twin carburettor version the standard 1300 engine producing 65bhp.

The Authi MG 1300 would continue in production until August, 1971 by which time 7048 examples had been built.

With thanks to Dean Gray and Rufino Gómez Santamaría for the AUTHI research.

With a Club Facebook Group well in excess of 1,900 and members, contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, you can join the only ADO16 club with free and paid membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join