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11 hours ago
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Model Series – Autosculpt – Austin 1100 Mark III

Another range of models currently in production are those of Autosculpt and naturally they do include the ADO16...

...Autosculpt was properly started in the UK, in Sheffield in 1993. Initially the husband and wife team had been commissioned to make 1:20 scale models which were cast in plaster but in 1993 this was changed to a polyester resin/aluminium powder mix with the mould being topped up with a resin/dry plaster mix for the 1:92 scale models which became the norm for production.

The first ADO16 was a Mark III, Austin 1100 – Catalogue Number AU-04 which we feature. In truth though the ADO16 was often generically referred to as an Austin 1100, this model could equally be a 1300 or even an export Morris.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Model Series – Autosculpt – Austin 1100 Mark III

Another range of models currently in production are those of Autosculpt and naturally they do include the ADO16...

...Autosculpt was properly started in the UK, in Sheffield in 1993. Initially the husband and wife team had been commissioned to make 1:20 scale models which were cast in plaster but in 1993 this was changed to a polyester resin/aluminium powder mix with the mould being topped up with a resin/dry plaster mix for the 1:92 scale models which became the norm for production.

The first ADO16 was a Mark III, Austin 1100 – Catalogue Number AU-04 which we feature. In truth though the ADO16 was often generically referred to as an Austin 1100, this model could equally be a 1300 or even an export Morris.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

Austria National Day

The Republic of Austria celebrates its National Day (Nationalfeiertag) today – a good number of ADO16 models survive across the country but we came across one particular which reminded us of a British Leyland press image...

...Our featured car is a 1973, Austin 1300 GT which although appearing to be very tired and sitting low even for a GT does seem to be a fully functional car. The GT had the same suspension as the other ADO16 models it’s just that British Leyland specified less pressure in the hydrolastic system to give a lower ride height and hence a firmer and sportier feel – the featured car’s exterior also looks very original and finished in Bronze Yellow it will as a Mark III have a Navy interior.

Our lead image though is a British Leyland press image of an early Austrian registered 1300 GT – also finished in Bronze Yellow it would have had a Black interior and was one of just the three colours offered on the 1300 GT at launch; the other two being Flame Red and Glacier White.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Austria National Day

The Republic of Austria celebrates its National Day (Nationalfeiertag) today – a good number of ADO16 models survive across the country but we came across one particular which reminded us of a British Leyland press image...

...Our featured car is a 1973, Austin 1300 GT which although appearing to be very tired and sitting low even for a GT does seem to be a fully functional car. The GT had the same suspension as the other ADO16 models it’s just that British Leyland specified less pressure in the hydrolastic system to give a lower ride height and hence a firmer and sportier feel – the featured car’s exterior also looks very original and finished in Bronze Yellow it will as a Mark III have a Navy interior.

Our lead image though is a British Leyland press image of an early Austrian registered 1300 GT – also finished in Bronze Yellow it would have had a Black interior and was one of just the three colours offered on the 1300 GT at launch; the other two being Flame Red and Glacier White.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join

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The one GT colour that had to be lol shame it’s a mk2 always preferred the mk1 GT with the Riley style dash.

This car NEEDS help badly

From Austra

2 days ago
ado16.info club desk

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This week’s cover image – opinion is divided, the ADO16 was an absolute hit when it was originally launched as the Morris 1100 and we all know how the BMC cashed in with badge engineering but what do you think, was the 2-door an even more attractive version? This “wee man” a 1970, Morris 1100 is based in Scotland and is pictured south of the village of West Calder as the Edinburgh to Glasgow train passes by.

This week’s cover image – opinion is divided, the ADO16 was an absolute hit when it was originally launched as the Morris 1100 and we all know how the BMC cashed in with badge engineering but what do you think, was the 2-door an even more attractive version? This “wee man” a 1970, Morris 1100 is based in Scotland and is pictured south of the village of West Calder as the Edinburgh to Glasgow train passes by. ... See MoreSee Less

This week’s cover image – opinion is divided, the ADO16 was an absolute hit when it was originally launched as the Morris 1100 and we all know how the BMC cashed in with badge engineering but what do you think, was the 2-door an even more attractive version? This “wee man” a 1970, Morris 1100 is based in Scotland and is pictured south of the village of West Calder as the Edinburgh to Glasgow train passes by.

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There’s something really special about the b pillar / door top arrangement on a 2door. Always thought it gives the impression of movement at standstill

Great wee car and totally under developed by BMC. They should have released a really fast version to complete with Ford.

I used to have a light blue mk2 1100 2 door in the 70s. Bought it with an overheated engine. My father used a boring bar to open it up 20thou. Fitted an MG1100 head and 3 branch and an 1" 1/2 SU with a s/h MG1300 exhaust system. Set of Dunlop D1 wheels and 'Esso' tyres that had the advantage of a 'free' replacement when punctured.

Hi, nice to see my 1100 seeing the limelight.. thanks

USA – 1969, Austin America SuperSwap – Wheel Arches

We’ve started to feature Jess and his ADO16 SuperSwap – his 1969, Austin America bodyshell had been lowered onto a 2014, Fiat 500C Sport and now the two need to be fused together...

...Jess has a number of ideas but we’ll report on them as and when there are photographs, for now there are some small flares to accentuate the body.

Inside the car Jess added the Fiat dashboard and couldn’t resist putting in the front seats to see how it would all fit – despite being six feet tall Jess thought there was plenty of legroom and felt very comfortable.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 members! You can join us too; the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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USA – 1969, Austin America SuperSwap – Wheel Arches

We’ve started to feature Jess and his ADO16 SuperSwap – his 1969, Austin America bodyshell had been lowered onto a 2014, Fiat 500C Sport and now the two need to be fused together...

...Jess has a number of ideas but we’ll report on them as and when there are photographs, for now there are some small flares to accentuate the body.

Inside the car Jess added the Fiat dashboard and couldn’t resist putting in the front seats to see how it would all fit – despite being six feet tall Jess thought there was plenty of legroom and felt very comfortable.

We’re the global umbrella for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/1300 – in well over 60 countries and with a Facebook Group of 2,800 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'm sure there will be purists absolutely dismayed at the idea, personally I think brilliant and looking forward to viewing the finished product... I as a mechanic, 1000 years ago, worked on 11 and 1300s, reconditioned gearboxes and engine and everything else.. so good on this effort.....

Is that not displaying red PVC rubbing strips which (as discussed before) have cropped up on some UK market 1300GT cars. ?

I can understand the lada conversion but not this.

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