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  Austin 1100

 

By the Summer of 1967 BMC were preparing to roll out Mk2 versions of the 1100, so the MG was no longer produced in two door form for export. Instead as a stop gap between the start of production of the Austin America, BMC exported the Austin 1100.


Looking from the outside would suggest that you were in fact looking at a Morris. However, this isn't the case. The bonnet finisher is missing, and the Austin coat of arms is proudly displayed. Chrome side trims were fitted, perhaps the fool the on-looker this was in fact an MG?


Modifications were also made to the trimmings on the boot lid. The larger finned boot fairing was removed and replaced with a simple push button set up. There are no over riders fitted to the car.


Mechanically identical to the standard UK produced 1100, it was however fitted with a single gauge dashboard mounted in the centre of the front parcel shelf. This was the first ADO16 to be fitted with this set up. It would later be seen on 1100 & 1300 Mk2 de Luxe versions.

Production only lasted until March 1968, when the Austin America was launched.


Trimming was different to UK versions. The door panels in UK versions were trimmed in the diamond material to the bottom on the door panel. This particular image shows that the front quarter light window is fixed. However this wasn't the case.

 

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