MG 1300 S: white version

The BMC ADO16 is a range of small family cars built by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and, later, British Leyland. Launched in 1962, it was Britain’s best-selling car from 1963 to 1966 and from 1968 to 1971. The ADO16 was marketed under various make and model names; however, the Austin 1100 and Morris 1100 were the most prolific of all the ADO16 variants. The car’s ubiquity at the height of its popularity led to it simply being known as the 1100 (eleven-hundred) in its home market. Also made with a 1300cc engine, it was then typically called 1300.

In production for 12 years, the ADO16 range sold 2.1 million units between 1962 and 1974, more than half of those being sold on the UK home market. British Leyland phased out the 1100/1300 between 1971 and 1974 in favour of the Morris Marina and the Austin Allegro.

The ADO16 was marketed under the following make and model names:

Austin: 1100, 1300 and 1300GT
Austin: 11/55, America, Apache, De Luxe, Glider and Victoria
Innocenti: Austin I4 and Austin I4S
Innocenti: Morris IM3 and Morris IM3S
Innocenti I5
MG: 1100, 1275 and 1300
MG: Princess, Sports Sedan, 1100S and MG-S 1300
Morris: 1100, 1300 and 1300GT
Morris: 11/55, 1100S, Marina and Marina GT
Riley: Kestrel, Kestrel 1275, Kestrel 1300 and 1300
Vanden Plas: Princess 1100, Princess 1275 and Princess 1300
Wolseley: 1100, 1275 and 1300
Wolseley: 11/55  & Wesp

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