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 :: January


After a bumpy start, due to a new tax regime, sales of the Morris Marina and MG 1100 began to pick up.

 :: 1st February


The first New Zealand-built Morris 1100 rolls off the production line at the Newmarket plant.

 :: April


The Innocenti IM3 launched. Largely retaining the standard ADO16 body shell. The front end styling was tweaked. A petrol flap, different style bumpers and a much higher quality trim were fitted.

 :: May


An estate version was already being developed at Longbridge.

 :: September


Austin 1100 launched, similar to the Morris 1100 apart from being fitted with the traditional 8 wavy bar grille the Austin coat of arms on the bonnet and a different interior trim and dashboard.

 :: October


The Vanden Plas is launched at the London Motor show to gauge public reaction. The vehicle used on the stand was in fact a converted MG 1100. Fitted with a walnut-veneer dashboard, door cappings and picnic tables in the back of the front seats. The car also boasted Connolly hide upholstery, Wilton carpets, and a West of England cloth headlining.

 :: October


The windscreen washer bottle was moved from behind the radiator grille to the bulkhead to avoid it freezing up.

 :: November


Rubber floor covering replaces carpet on most hard wearing surfaces in some Austin models.


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