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Blast from the past here! SKC in a “temporary” guise following a big front end rebuild.

1966, Morris 1100 – Australia

There are three reasons for wanting to share this post with you...

...Damo has only just acquired his 1966, Morris 1100 and has very kindly sent us a selection of images; indeed he is still waiting on the ID Inspection Papers although he has already established the Morris is, “a bloody gokart compared to his Range Rover”!

Also, last week we celebrated the 1962 launch of the Morris 1100 in the UK and Australia was one of the few countries which actually manufactured the ADO16 rather than importing Completely Built Up (CBU) or assembling Completely Knocked Down (CKD) cars. It was though February, 1964 before Australian production began although Damo’s car is a later example.

Finally, the UK enjoys the world’s highest concentration of surviving ADO16 examples, hence the logic behind a UK National Rally in 3-weeks time but there are perhaps collectively more surviving examples across the rest of the globe and so we are very keen to share images those cars; in some small way it makes up for being unable to attend the UK National.

Damo first had a Morris 1100 in 1992 when he was 17 – he’s sent us a picture, it’s the grey car. Of this white Morris 1100, Damo is now the third owner; the chap with the beard standing next to the car is its second owner. The Morris was last registered in New South Wales back in 1996 and so is undergoing the usual fresh fuel and filters trick. It will then be back on the road in time for Australian spring motoring around the historic Barossa Valley and Adelaide hills – home of many a fine wine!

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 almost 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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Just goes to show you. .. between 65 and 68 no real modifications to identify yearsThanks for all the info

Looks good

It would be a 1967.

I would actually go with late 64.. or early 65... unless a date stamp tells me other wise 😉

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3-Weeks Until Our UK National Rally

It’s just 3-weeks until we host our 3rd UK National Rally...

...in 2017 we decided to begin having a UK National Rally and went to the Coventry Transport Museum, attracting an amazing cross section of different ADO16 models.

This year we’ll be at the Transport Museum Wythall, on Sunday 8th September...

www.wythall.org.uk/eventdays.asp

...Also, please do join us on Saturday 7th September when the ado16.info club organisers will be gathering for a drive out to a typical Worcestershire pub for lunch, and then we’lll all be going out together for dinner in the evening - feel free to come in any car and make a social weekend of it.

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 almost 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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Indonesia Independence Day

Today we celebrate Indonesian Independence Day (Hari Kemerdekaan, Tujuhbelasan) and had thought about posting images of a Morris 1100 – but how do we follow yesterday’s post!

Well there may not be any seat covers but just look at the interior of this car – absolutely gorgeous!

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 almost 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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I like that centre console! I remember fitting the likes of that in the day, complete with three extra gauges, brilliant!

Indonesia is a world top ten market and of course RHD. Today SAIC makes commercial vehicles there... love the photos!

私は、日本でMG1100に乗っています

1963, Morris 1100

We’re not sure which is the oldest surviving example of a Morris 1100, certainly it’s not easy to find a 1962 car but we doubt any would match what this 1963 model has to offer...

...original dealer fitted plastic seat covers! Ordinarily the thin ones would have been removed by the dealer whilst the new car was being prepared for its first owner and presented with no covers.

Our 1963, Morris 1100 is finished in Dove Grey with a Cherokee Red interior; it features original 1963 new car seat smell contained within the original dealer fitted plastic seat covers! Notice also the cranked gear lever and the position of the windscreen washer bottle, although the original glass bottle has been replaced.

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 almost 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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My father bought his Morris on 15th December '62. It never had a glass washer bottle, that was a mini thing and that was retro fitted long before the 1100 was launched. I think that bit to be mistaken.

Amazing car

That is pretty awesome! The quest for the earliest ADO16 rolls on. A remark about the seat covers though. These appear to me to be the quite common after market / dealer-fit clear plastic option seat covers as they appear to be heavier gauge plastic and have sewn seams visible. The original factory-fit covers would likely have disintegrated long ago, while these were designed to stay on the car. It's still an amazing find since they were very likely a dealer-fit when new and have done their job of protecting the upholstery in a remarkable way. Fantastic!

Love the Dove grey/Cherokee red combo. It was the configuration that my grandmother had in her car.

DVLA data indicates the following number of 1962 UK cars remaining:Morris 1100- 6 (but 570 surviving Morris 1100 cars have no year on the record so that is a minimum) MG 1100- 3 (but 122 surviving MG 1100 cars have no year on the record so that is a minimum) Austin 1100- zero (not launched until 1963)

Also has the earlier indicator stalk and arrow repeaters in the instrument cluster; later cars had a green flashing light on the end of the stalk - which was dimmed when the park/headlights were switched on - and the cluster arrows were replaced by two additional warning lights, or ‘idiot lights’ as the motoring press of the day called them.

Lovely car

Superb ! Same colour as the 1964 model my father bought new - your interior photos reminded me how it looked from my usual spot on the rear seat...........

Hello, I’ve got a very early 1963 Morris 1100 in Connaught green!

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