"In 1962, a quite revolutionary new saloon was launched by BMC at the same time as the brand new MGB. Initially wearing the Morris badge, ADO16 was hot from the drawing boards of Alec Issigonis and Pininfarina. Offered in many guises by Innocenti, Morris, Riley, Wolseley, Vanden Plas and Austin, the AD016 was truly universal in its appeal. In line with BMC's policy at the time, Austin badged versions of the ADO16 were built at Longbridge, whilst Morris and MG versions were assembled at Cowley. The original Mk. I models were distinctive for their use of a Hydrolastic suspension. Unlike almost all of its competitors, the AD016 featured front-wheel drive instead of the rear-wheel drive. The Mk. I Austin/Morris 1100 was available, initially, only as a four-door saloon.
This little early MG 1100 is in good condition throughout and is presented in the factory colour specification of grey over cream with blue interior trim. Recent works include overhauled carburettors and rubber perishables replaced. Imported from the dry climates of South Africa and recently fully recommissioned, this 1964 example has been UK registered and starts and fires into life with aplomb. Recently benefitting from new carpets and fully overhauled brakes, this MG has a four-speed synchromesh gearbox. Supplied with an MoT test certificate until September 2021, this ground breaking small car is offered without reserve and is a real MG collectors delight.
Guide Price £4,000 - £7,000"