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Nice to meet you, 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.

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Malta Independence Day

We celebrate Malta Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza) with a selection of images...

... Car Assembly Limited was responsible for the assembly of various ADO16 models in Malta amongst other and in particular Triumph models; production was always small scale but as many as 4-cars could be assembled a day.

Maltese assembled ADO16 cars bore a distinctive C-pillar badge and were once a very popular sight across the archipelago...

Today it seems many of the well cared for examples bare another distinguishing feature...

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with FREE or PAID (just £10.00) membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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UK National Rally Road Run – 1967, MG 1100

Only able to attend for the Saturday Road Run was Martin's two-tone 1967, MG 1100; one of the last 800 Mark I, MG 1100 models built – the MG started life as a Connaught Green car with the option of Green leather seats, although recently some original front seats that were in use for only a year on a 1965 car have been acquired. The rear seat is the original.

At some point in the last ten years the car was painted in a two-tone British Racing Green over a peppermint light green colour but after stripping back the paint, although solid, the body panels needed a lot of attention owing to heat distortion from welding. With this all rectified, the period correct Connaught Green over Old English White was used. The engine bay was also refurbished as well as the boot and underside of the car. The engine has covered 53,000 miles and is in the main untouched and standard. The exhaust is a Downton pattern stainless steel unit from Maniflow whilst the carburettors have trumpets with K&N cone filters – D6 needles have helped increase power from 37bhp to 47bhp at the wheels on a rolling road set up.

To go with all the extra power the MG has been fitted with some suitably sporty wheel rims – Martin wanted to reflect his past life and the fact he first owned an Austin Apace as a student in Cape Town, so he imported a set of genuine Apache TC RO-style wheel rims from South Africa! He also sourced the correct wheel nuts and Midget wheel centre caps to complete the look.

Since Martin returned the MG to the road in May this year, it has competed in the Gordon Bennett Classic Car run in Ireland covering over 1,200 miles in a week without a hitch. However, since then it has suffered a leak on the suspension pipe and a failed needle roller drive coupling at 70mph, fortunately without any damage to the transmission casing.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with FREE or PAID (just £10.00) membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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UK National Rally 2019 – 1966, Wolseley 1100

No, you’re not seeing double!

Rare as the Trafalgar Blue over Black colour option is on the ADO16, indeed it was only a Wolseley option, we had two such cars at this year’s UK National Rally!

Regular followers of ado16.info will know Emily’s car – a 1966.Wolseley 1100 known as Maggie. Purchased in a rather sorry state just last August, Emily was seen on the ado16.info stand at this year’s Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show painting. Other restoration work had been completed by Tom; in fact that involved a considerable amount of welding akin to welding the holes up in a sieve!

The Wolseley was in need of a good interior and we think the choice of a Navy Vanden Plas set was a great choice – Maggie is beginning to be a well sorted ADO16, although Tom wasn’t too chuffed about having to replace a cracked cylinder head valve the night before the National and isn’t looking forward to having to replace the crankshaft oil seal – at least he’ll be careful to not drop a roller bearing whilst replacing the flywheel housing, as that would prevent reverse gear being selected!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with FREE or PAID (just £10.00) membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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VDP seats?

Chile Independence Day

Chile Independence Day, the Fiestas Patrias of Chile is today and of course we celebrate with a rarther unique ADO16 variant...

...Chile manufactured the MG 1300 in fibreglass.

The original concept car was a Mark II Morris 1300 before Fibreglass Limited produced the prototype MG 1300. Production in Chile commenced in 1969 and continued until 1974.

Considerable reinforcement to the body was required to provide structural rigidity and this did increase bodyweight but 65% of the car was locally built. The 1275cc engine and other vital mechanical parts were shipped from the UK.

The three adverts we show are all that are known to have been used in Chile and surprisingly no further advertising material, not even a brochure, has ever materialised – our featured car is a 1974 example residing not so far from the capital Santiago.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with FREE or PAID (just £10.00) membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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UK National Rally 2019 – 1972, Vanden Plas Princess, 1300 Mark III

Chris is fast becoming a serial ADO16 collector and this 1972, Mark III Vanden Plas Princess 1300 became his ninth earlier this year...

...extensive restoration work was required; essentially a solid car but requiring welding repairs to the front and rear valences and a number of other outer skin areas before a full body spray was undertaken. A better set of seats were fitted but there is still work to be done on the interior.

Never one to just drive from A to B, Chris always enjoys a detour and is very pleased this Vanden Plas has the more engaging manual gearbox rather than automatic as is often found on this ADO16 variant. The car is finished in Glacier White with a Navy interior.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and our Facebook Group has over 2,100 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with FREE or PAID (just £10.00) membership levels here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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