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Below is a fleet of cars that were sold on the American market. Some were exports of UK versions, however some built specifically for America.

 :: MG 1100 - Sports sedan

The MG 1100 was available in the US with two and four door bodywork. Two door bodywork wouldn't be seen in the UK until 1968 when Mk2 models were launched.

It seems strange that the car used in the press photo was UK registered. I would have thought they'd have blanked it out for publicity?

 :: MG Princess

For a time the Vanden Plas was produced for the American markets. However it was named the MG Princess. Sources suggest that the centre bar shown in the is picture was not used on production versions.

The Vanden Plas grille lends itself to having the thicker centre bar, maybe it should have been adopted for Mk2 versions?

 :: Austin 1100

From this angle you can't really tell if it's an Austin or a Morris but from the summer of 1967 to March 1968 the Austin 1100 was available for export to America.

Surely it would have made more sense to sell the remaining stock piles of all Mk1 vehicles?

 :: Austin America

BMC were driven by dealers to produce a car that specifically met the needs of the American public. So in 1968 they came up with the Austin America.

Although built for America, did you know it was also sold in Canada and Switzerland?


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