Little did British Leyland and it's designer, Sir Alec Issigonis know that they would create another history after the success of the former model, Austin Mini.
First designated as ADO16, this car model that had design inputs from the Italian design studio, Pininfarina (now owned by Mahindra), would eventually roll-out in 1962 under various names (after minor front grille changes) such as Austin 1100, Morris 1100, MG 1100, Riley 1100, Wolseley 1100 and Vanden Plas 1100. Under the bonnet was a 1.1 litre A-series engine.
The public loved it because though it was compact from outside, it had the spaciousness of a Ford Cortina model.
Eventually over 23.65 lakh cars got produced in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Ireland, Italy (branded as Innocenti), Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and even Zimbabwe (formerly called Rhodesia).
This scale model is a rendition of the Mark II model that rolled out first in 1967.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening model|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Limited pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||14 x 6.5 x 6|