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Estonia Independence Day

Today we celebrate Estonian Independence Day (Eesti Vabariigi aastapäev)...

...during the production years of the ADO16 Estonia was part of the Soviet Union so it’s only since gaining independence that of examples have found their way there.

Today’s post features a car we have shown you before but we now have new more recent pictures of it – a 1972, Austin 1100 Mark III; the fascia and opening rear quarter lights indicate the model to be a Super Deluxe but it does have a Deluxe front grille. The side repeaters were not fitted on the Mark III models but this is clearly a cherished car that was originally Harvest Gold with an Olive interior and has been re-sprayed in recent years.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Estonia Independence Day Today we celebrate Estonian Independence Day (Eesti Vabariigi aastapäev)... ...during the production years of the ADO16 Estonia was part of the Soviet Union so it’s only since gaining independence that of examples have found their way there. Today’s post features a car we have shown you before but we now have new more recent pictures of it – a 1972, Austin 1100 Mark III; the fascia and opening rear quarter lights indicate the model to be a Super Deluxe but it does have a Deluxe front grille. The side repeaters were not fitted on the Mark III models but this is clearly a cherished car that was originally Harvest Gold with an Olive interior and has been re-sprayed in recent years. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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That looks to me to be a 'base' model with opening rear side windows. The instrument panel seems to be the central speedo and the door's lack the stainless trim also.

It does have the chrome strip along the boot, was that on Deluxes?

It has 4 doors so there would not be side opening windows they would have wind down door drop glass's.

Brunei National Day

Today we celebrate the National Day of the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, نڬارا بروني دارالسلام‬) with a rather special car...

... the Sultan of Brunei has the largest private car collection in the world; around 7,000 cars which have an estimated combined value of over $5 Billion USD; but with the quantity of many of each marque it tends to make them rather common – over 300 of Ferrari, 20 of Koenigsegg, 6 of the Porsche 962 LM, 11 of McLaren F1 and 600 of Rolls-Royce.

Well, so rare is the ADO16 in Brunei that not even the Sultan has one; but one very discerning individual does, a Mark I, Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and so secret is it that we can’t tell you any more!

With special thanks to James Cheuk.

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Brunei National Day Today we celebrate the National Day of the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, نڬارا بروني دارالسلام‬) with a rather special car... ... the Sultan of Brunei has the largest private car collection in the world; around 7,000 cars which have an estimated combined value of over $5 Billion USD; but with the quantity of many of each marque it tends to make them rather common – over 300 of Ferrari, 20 of Koenigsegg, 6 of the Porsche 962 LM, 11 of McLaren F1 and 600 of Rolls-Royce. Well, so rare is the ADO16 in Brunei that not even the Sultan has one; but one very discerning individual does, a Mark I, Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and so secret is it that we can’t tell you any more! With special thanks to James Cheuk. We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 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 think I have one front indicator lens I could sell to His Majesty 😉

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This week’s cover image – a 1969, Austin America; this car has been finished to look like a rally car although were not aware of any Austin America ever been used for actual rallying – 1969 saw the Austin America gain headrests but with these being so tall and the seats tilting in one piece, they had to be hinged to tilt forward and down out of the way of the head lining when the seat was lifted to accommodate rear seat passengers!

This week’s cover image – a 1969, Austin America; this car has been finished to look like a rally car although were not aware of any Austin America ever been used for actual rallying – 1969 saw the Austin America gain headrests but with these being so tall and the seats tilting in one piece, they had to be hinged to tilt forward and down out of the way of the head lining when the seat was lifted to accommodate rear seat passengers! ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – a 1969, Austin America; this car has been finished to look like a rally car although were not aware of any Austin America ever been used for actual rallying – 1969 saw the Austin America gain headrests but with these being so tall and the seats tilting in one piece, they had to be hinged to tilt forward and down out of the way of the head lining when the seat was lifted to accommodate rear seat passengers!

1966 Photo Shoot – Austin 1100 Countryman

Yesterday’s featured car is possibly the youngest surviving Mark I Estate but the images themselves hardly flattered the model, so here’s something a little better...

...this photo shoot was taken in 1966, mainly at Lavenham, Suffolk, England – in medieval times Lavenham was among the twenty wealthiest settlements in England and is noted for its Guildhall, Little Hall, 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walks; a number of those buildings can be seen in the images.

Two images show a windmill – it’s Thorpeness Windmill, some 40-odd miles from Lavenham on the Suffolk coast – it was built in 1803 at Aldringham and moved to Thorpeness in 1923. Originally built as a corn mill, it was converted to a water pumping mill when it was moved to Thorpeness, although in 1963 the village was finally connected to mains water, and the mill was no longer required. It was still in good order when the 1966, Austin 1100 Countryman visited but did fall into disrepair until being purchased in 2010 and is now undergoing long-term private restoration with help from the Friends of Thorpeness Windmill (www.facebook.com/ThorpenessWindmill)

With special thanks to Michael Carpenter

We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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1966 Photo Shoot – Austin 1100 Countryman Yesterday’s featured car is possibly the youngest surviving Mark I Estate but the images themselves hardly flattered the model, so here’s something a little better... ...this photo shoot was taken in 1966, mainly at Lavenham, Suffolk, England – in medieval times Lavenham was among the twenty wealthiest settlements in England and is noted for its Guildhall, Little Hall, 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walks; a number of those buildings can be seen in the images. Two images show a windmill – it’s Thorpeness Windmill, some 40-odd miles from Lavenham on the Suffolk coast – it was built in 1803 at Aldringham and moved to Thorpeness in 1923. Originally built as a corn mill, it was converted to a water pumping mill when it was moved to Thorpeness, although in 1963 the village was finally connected to mains water, and the mill was no longer required. It was still in good order when the 1966, Austin 1100 Countryman visited but did fall into disrepair until being purchased in 2010 and is now undergoing long-term private restoration with help from the Friends of Thorpeness Windmill (https://www.facebook.com/ThorpenessWindmill) With special thanks to Michael Carpenter We are the only global umbrella club for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries with a Facebook Group in excess of 2,450 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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