MG M Mini 1963 by Autocult
Great Britain the name Austin stood for a solid construction and reliable
utility vehicles. But beginning in 1950 the future of the British manufacturer
became difficult and finally in 1952 the press department announced that Austin
will merge with its formerly biggest competitor Morris Motor Company. The new
company name of the company merger was British Motor Corporation, or short BMC.
Due to the corporation BMC grabbed a market share of almost 40% of the British
automotive market. Beside Morris and MG also the cars of the brands
Austin-Healey, Vanden Plas, Wolseley and Riley were part of the car range.
at least defend its market share BMC established a development department at
the former main plant of Austin in Longbridge. Under the abbreviation ADO (Austin Development Office), the
vehicles for the whole concern were developed and extensively tested. Among these
developments, ADO 15, which advanced to the position of the most
successful small car of BMC, was to be found … the Mini. On 18 August 1959 the
first cars rolled off the line in Birmingham and the success story took its
course. While the production started and the demand increased steadily, the engineers
continued their work at the drawing boards in Longbridge and sketched, designed
and developed further improvements. The ADO numerical order was tireless continued.
One of these developments was a mixture of a Mini that was fitted with a
transmission of John Cooper and significantly more valuable interior features
than the standard version. Also the bodywork of the prototype differed from the
standard Mini. Those who took a closer look at the car were able to recognize
that the 1963 prototype with the MG badge on its body was a mixture of a Mini
and a Riley Elf.
if the prototype did not made it into series production, it represents an important
part of the development history of the car and also deserves the congratulations
to the 60-year Mini-anniversary in August 2019 … Happy Birthday!
|Description: ||MG M Mini 1963 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC02020 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||Two-tone Green & Black |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1963 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||Due: 12/2019 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.