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Innocenti

In 1960, BMC entered into a collaboration with Italian component and scooter manufacturer Innocenti, which saw the latter company produce BMC/BL-based models in Italy for the next 15 years.

Marques : Innocenti

Marques : Innocenti

In 1960, BMC entered into a collaboration with Italian component and scooter manufacturer Innocenti, which saw the latter company produce BMC/BL-based models in Italy for the next 15 years. This page presents a brief rundown of these models, plus a potted history of Innocenti. A potted history Viewed from the air, the Innocenti plant in […]

Car of the Month : December 2015 – Rainer Höltschi’s Innocenti Regent 1300

Car of the Month : December 2015 – Rainer Höltschi’s Innocenti Regent 1300

The members of our Editorial Team have, over the years, been fortunate enough to see most of the cars featured on AROnline in the metal, but there are still some exceptions. That’s why being able to feature one of those elusive, hitherto unseen models is a particular pleasure. This time it is an Allegro – with a twist. Words: Alexander Boucke […]

Tech : Recharging Hydragas spheres

Tech : Recharging Hydragas spheres

The main problem with Hydragas is that, over time, the sealed units would lose gas and become less effective. Alexander Boucke describes the steps involved in getting your Hydragas suspended car back into rude health Update: More than 11 years after the initial work, the first units that were fitted to a Maxi in autumn […]

Mini overseas : Innocenti 90/120

Mini overseas : Innocenti 90/120

In 1974, Leyland’s Italian subsidiary Innocenti introduced a rebodied, three-door hatchback Mini, sytled by Bertone. However, within a year of its launch, BLMC went bankrupt and Innocenti was sold to de Tomaso. Prior to the launch of the Metro, the Innocenti was briefly available in the UK, and it continued to be sold as part […]

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Concepts and prototypes : Innocenti IM3/I4/I5 facelift

Concepts and prototypes : Innocenti IM3/I4/I5 facelift

Keith Adams It’s often been said that Innocenti had the unswerving knack of being able to take a BMC car and make it look just a little bit more appealing. The Austin A40 transformed by the Italians into the fully hatchbacked Combinata, and the already pretty 1100/1300 was tweaked to become the better-looking and more […]

Events : LEJoG in a Princess – day one

Events : LEJoG in a Princess – day one

Finally, our AROnline team’s adventure started officially when we were flagged off at Land’s End. Words and photography: Alexander Boucke Please excuse these grainy mobile phone pictures, but they are currently the only way I can show you the impression 13 ADO16s leave when lined up in front of the Land’s End hotel. The international […]

Gallery : Innocenti

Gallery : Innocenti

It’s often said that Innocenti’s Leyland-based cars were more appealing than the originals that bore them. Here’s a selection of images supplies by Julian Marsh that indicate that this may be the case. The Innocenti Regent, even, somehow managed to look better than the Austin Allegro. And yet, the Italians didn’t want it. What do […]

Innocenti Austin A40

Innocenti Austin A40

In 1959, Innocenti signed a deal with BMC that would see it become a car manufacturer for the first time. (Photo: Gaetano Zagra) WHEN BMC joined forces with Innocenti in the late 1950s, the first fruit of their union was the Innocenti A40. The car must almost have suggested itself for production in Italy: after […]

In production : Innocenti

In production : Innocenti

The Innocenti factory was a world class facility, as these pictures clearly show. In many ways, this Mini production line was more advanced than its progenitor back in Longbridge. Pictures kindly supplied by Henk Schuuring and Gaetano Zagra

Mini overseas : 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor

Mini overseas : 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor

The 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor; a name long since dropped in the UK… Thanks to Giovanni Marchisio for scanning and submitting the images on this page