The British Motor Corporation was created in 1952 when the Nuffield Group (Morris and associated companies) merged with Austin. It was supposed to give the UK a world-class car manufacturing group to fight the best the world could throw at us – but instead, it was divided, and lost market share throughout it short life. Died in 1968, when Leyland Motors took it over to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation.
The smooth six-cylinder version of the BMC 1800 (ADO17) could have been a hit across Europe. It was a great long-distance cruiser. However, held back by a body changed little […]