By the end of December 1966 David Hiam
Ltd announced that they were carrying out a new conversion
to the BMC 1100 range. It was a conversion with a difference
though. Unusually they used an idea that was already in
production in another country.
In 1963 the Innocenti IM3 was launched, it featured an
attractive headlight, sidelight and flasher combination
behind a one piece glass. The "Marchal" conversion would use
the same principle as the IM3.
The conversion did have a draw back, once the new
combination unit was fitted the over-riders were removed,
and four blanking grommets were placed in the fixing holes.
A better idea would have been to purchase four bumper bolts
to complete the look.