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Click on a year below to see what changes were made to the 11/1300 range. Where additional content is available to view, a link is placed for your convenience.

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 :: Early in the year


Development of a replacement for ADO16, code named ADO22, featuring a revised suspension system and updated body style is cancelled in favour the Austin Allegro.

 :: Early in the year


Glass fibre Morris 1100 prototype produced at Longbridge.

 :: Early in the year


Denmark starts to sell the Morris Marina GT (Morris 1300), Austin 1300 and the 4 door MG 1300.

 :: January


Austin 11/55, Morris 11/55 and Wolseley 11/55 launched in South Africa.

 :: January


Riley Kestrel 1100 Mk2 discontinued.

 :: February


Wolseley 1100 Mk2 discontinued.

 :: March


MG 1100 Mk2 discontinued.

 :: March


Vanden Plas 1100 Mk2 discontinued.

 :: March


Austin 1100 Countryman and Morris 1100 Traveller Mk2 discontinued in the UK.

 :: March


Austin America launched in USA, based an the Austin 1300 2 door saloon but with a re-worked 1275cc, 70bhp "A" series engine. Optional equipment includes manual transmission. Also sold in Canada and Switzerland.

 :: March


Morris 100 Traveller introduced in Spain.

 :: March


Arch springs introduced to the rear suspension on 2 door models

 :: April


MG, Riley and Wolseley 1300 are fitted with an up rated (65bhp) twin carburettor engine. Vanden Plas 1300 retains single carburettor 58bhp unit.

 :: 14th May


Merger of BMH and Leyland to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation.

 :: June


Morris 1100 standard discontinued.

 :: 30th September


1100 models with all syncromesh gearbox launched.

 :: September


Morris 1300 and MG 1300 production begins in Spain.

 :: October


MG, Riley, Vanden Plas, Wolseley 1300 Mk2 models launched. Fitted with a revised engine and gearbox. MG/Riley: 70bhp manual and 65bph automatic. Vanden Plas/Wolseley 65bhp manual and 60bhp automatic. Riley looses the "Kestrel" name badge now is sold as the Riley 1300.

 :: October


MG 1300 discontinued in 4 door form at chassis number 128708, subsequent vehicles produced in 2 door form only.

 :: October


Updated Austin America launched, with front seats equipped with headrests and side mounted reflectors.

 :: Torino Motor Show


BLMC 1100 Berlina Aerodinamica by Pininfarina unveiled.

 :: December


Morris 1100 Automatic discontinued in Australia.

 :: Exact date unknown


Austin/Morris/Wolseley 11/55 Mk2 launched, which has the revised styling as featured on the UK models.


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