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16 hours ago

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Italy – 1971, Morris 1300 Traveller

Whilst Innocenti manufactured their own versions of the ADO16 it was still possible to officially purchase UK built ADO16 models in Italy...

...imports were handled by S.I.D.A.-BMC (Societa Italiana Distribuzione Automobili British Motor Corporation) and the Morris 1300 Traveller seems to have been one particularly popular variant – indeed alongside the 1300 GT it would be imported by Leyland Innocenti after production of the i5 ceased in 1972 until the launch of the ill-fated Innocenti Regent based on the Allegro.

We know of a good few surviving Italian examples but today feature a 1971 Mark II, Morris 1300 Traveller which is for sale near Albenga, in the north west of Italy. The car is finished in Smoke Grey with a Blue-Grey interior – let’s hope it finds an owner keen to give it a new lease of life.

With thanks to Chris Cowin.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Italy – 1971, Morris 1300 Traveller

Whilst Innocenti manufactured their own versions of the ADO16 it was still possible to officially purchase UK built ADO16 models in Italy...

...imports were handled by S.I.D.A.-BMC (Societa Italiana Distribuzione Automobili British Motor Corporation) and the Morris 1300 Traveller seems to have been one particularly popular variant – indeed alongside the 1300 GT it would be imported by Leyland Innocenti after production of the i5 ceased in 1972 until the launch of the ill-fated Innocenti Regent based on the Allegro.

We know of a good few surviving Italian examples but today feature a 1971 Mark II, Morris 1300 Traveller which is for sale near Albenga, in the north west of Italy. The car is finished in Smoke Grey with a Blue-Grey interior – let’s hope it finds an owner keen to give it a new lease of life.

With thanks to Chris Cowin.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Often thought it would be a nightmare owning an ADO16 estate as you would soon get tired of everyone asking if you thrash it with a branch.

Is that car for sale?

...conosco MOLTO bene quell'esemplare, ha dormito a casa mia per molti anni......

Allan Leighton

Morris 1300 Traveller

Our cover image this week shows an AUTHI built Morris 1300 Traveller which in Spain had a very short production run but UK production lasted much longer...

...launched in October, 1967 with the wider ADO16 1300 models the Mark II, Morris 1300 Traveller was replaced by the Mark III in September, 1971 becoming at that time the only ADO16 bearing a Morris badge in the UK until April, 1973.

Today’s post focuses on the Mark II version with a selection of official home market and export images.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Morris 1300 Traveller

Our cover image this week shows an AUTHI built Morris 1300 Traveller which in Spain had a very short production run but UK production lasted much longer...

...launched in October, 1967 with the wider ADO16 1300 models the Mark II, Morris 1300 Traveller was replaced by the Mark III in September, 1971 becoming at that time the only ADO16 bearing a Morris badge in the UK until April, 1973.

Today’s post focuses on the Mark II version with a selection of official home market and export images.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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There was also built in the UK (mostly for export) a Morris 1100 Mk2 Traveller (and Austin 1100 Mk2 Countryman). But only briefly it seems 1967-68.

Had a mk3 austin 1300 traveller the back and front seats folded to make a bed

Why on earth did they keep the Morris name going on the Traveller but not on the saloon?

1300 GT Police Car

Yesterday we suggested the Black Police Car of Oxford City, a Mark I, Austin 1100 was the coolest ever ADO16 Police Car – but perhaps not...

...how about the Traffic Cars of Essex Police – the 1300 GT no less!

With very special thanks to Roger Tennyson.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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1300 GT Police Car

Yesterday we suggested the Black Police Car of Oxford City, a Mark I, Austin 1100 was the coolest ever ADO16 Police Car – but perhaps not...

...how about the Traffic Cars of Essex Police – the 1300 GT no less!

With very special thanks to Roger Tennyson.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 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 had always assumed that Essex police would buy Fords vehicles, as Dagenham was on their patch. Show you that on some occasions both familiarisation and observations breeds common sense and contempt.

Weekly Model Series – Crossway – Austin 1100 Mark I, Police Car

Last week our model series covered the Mark II Police Cars from Crossway, today we feature their Mark I, Austin 1100 Police Car...

...this limited edition, CP13 saw just 100 examples made all finished in Oxford City livery – Black with a Peony Red interior; surely this was the coolest ever ADO16 Police Car!

With very special thanks to Roger Tennyson.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Weekly Model Series – Crossway – Austin 1100 Mark I, Police Car

Last week our model series covered the Mark II Police Cars from Crossway, today we feature their Mark I, Austin 1100 Police Car...

...this limited edition, CP13 saw just 100 examples made all finished in Oxford City livery – Black with a Peony Red interior; surely this was the coolest ever ADO16 Police Car!

With very special thanks to Roger Tennyson.

We are the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group of over 2,400 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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Vozijo sam kao vlasnik isti ovaj model 30 god.znam da mu uradim generalnu komplet motora

Nice! Where do you find these?

You would think Oxford constabulary would have bought the Morris 1100 version 😉

Phil

4 days ago

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Hi, it may be complete.. but like many museum pieces can/ will it see the road again😎

Wouldn't it be lovely to see a 1/18 model made of this car. 🥰

This week’s cover image – this is the AUTHI built Morris 1300 Traveller at the now VW Museum in Navarra of northern Spain; AUTHI manufactured just 1,498 of the model between February, 1969 and September, 1970. We also think this is now the only complete ADO16 estate car to be found in a museum.

Extremely versatile and economic for its Day.

Still looking for waist trims for mine

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