Lot 212 - 1965 MG 1100
|Odometer reading||26,540 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
- Stunning original time warp example
- Just one former keeper
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 stunning original condition throughout and is presented in the correct factory colour specification of blue with blue interior. The car remains unrestored with the original paintwork still present along with the original sticker clearly evident in the window. Registered new in 1965, it remained with its first owner in Surrey until 2006 when the car, originally registered to a Mr. Hancock, was sold to his neighbour who still owns the car today. We are informed from 1965 to 2006 the car was always garaged and maintained, being purely used as a car to run to the local shops, hence the incredible low mileage and has synchromesh in gears 2nd,3rd and 4th. Offered with an original sales brochure and a new MoT test certificate, this is a real time warp example, never restored, always on the road and retaining all the original hallmarks of what, at the time, was a ground breaking small car. Offered without reserve, with a new MoT test certificate this is a real MG collectors delight.
Guide Price £8,000 - £10,000
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