The MG Sports Sedan - Bibliography

Specific Books on the BMC 1100/1300   (alphabetical by author)

The Book of the B.L.M.C. 1100 and 1300 by Staton Abbey. Pitman Motorists Library, 1971. (Originally published as The Book of the B.M.C. 1100 in 1965)

MG, Riley, Vanden Plas & Wolseley 1100 / 1300 compiled by Trevor Alder. Transport Source Books, 1994. A compilation of reprinted articles - many of which are listed in the magazine list below.  Softbound paperback.

1100 Mark 1, 1962-67 Autobook: Workshop Manual for the Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas, and Wolseley by Kenneth Ball. Brighton: Autopress Ltd., 1970.

1100, 1300 Owners Workshop Manual; 1968-74; 1100 Mk 2 & 3; 1300 Mk 1, 2 & 3; GT, Princess, America Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas, and Wolseley by Kenneth Ball. Brighton: Autopress Ltd., 1974. Autobooks #950.

1100, 1300 1962-74 Owners Handbook by Kenneth Ball. Handybook 66. Brighton: Autobooks Ltd., 1973 (multiple reprints).  7" x 9" paperback book of 118 pages.

BLMC Mk I, II & III: 1100 & 1300, 1962-1974 by J.H. Haynes. Newbury Park, CA: Haynes Publishing Group, 1977.

Workshop Manual for British Leyland 1100 and 1300 Range (Austin - Morris - MG - Wolseley - Riley - Vanden Plas) by Intereurope.  Maidenhead, Berks: Intereurope Ltd., 1971.  This workshop manual is a special factory edited copy of the Original British Leyland Workshop Manual.  The main differences are the omission of the automatic transmission repair section and the omission of the chassis alignment procedure.

Workshop Manual for British Leyland 1100 and 1300 Range (Austin - Morris - MG - Wolseley - Riley - Vanden Plas) by Intereurope.  Maidenhead, Berks: Intereurope Ltd., 1975. Second Edition. Essentially the same as the above book, except this time it claims to be written by Andy Hugh.

BLMC 1100 and 1300 Repairs (also Austin - Morris - Vanden Plas - Wolesley - Riley - M.G.) by B.C. MacDonald.  Paperfronts / Elliot Right Way Books, Kingswood, Surrey, U.K.: 1970.  Small paperback book of approximately 150 pages.

BMC 1100s Maintenance and Tuning by David Marshall and Ian Fraser. Published in 1967 in hardback.

British Leyland 1100 / 1300 by Piet Olyslager. Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons as part of the Sunday Times series. London, 1970. (Reprinted 1971 & 1974)  Small paper back of 113 pages with history, mechanicals, wire diagrams and troubleshooting.

Foulis' Overhaul Manual: AP Automatic Transmission for BLMC Mini, Austin/Morris 1100/1300 and Austin America by John Organ. G.T, Foulis & Company, Oxfordshire: 1972.  Hardback book of nearly 200 pages detailing the operation, maintenance and overhaul of the automatic transmission.

The Cassell Book of the Morris and M.G. 1100  by Sydney F. Page. Cassell & Company, London: 1963. A delightful little hardback book with dust jacket.  160 pages with photos and diagrams. The earliest independent book on the 1100 that I have found thus far.

Morris, Austin, MG 1100  by David Palmer about the Morris, Austin and MG 1100 written in 1964.

The 1100 - 1300 Troubleshooter by Peter Russek.  Companion to the book below, aimed at troubleshooting. Have it!

Repair Guide: BLMC 1100/1300; Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley, Riley, Princess, Australian-built vehicles and Austin America by Peter Russek.   Peter Russek Motorbooks, Marlow/Bucks: 1972. Glovebox style plastic covered repair guide. 165 pages with separate wiring diagrams tucked in pocket of cover.

Workshop Manual for Morris 1100 (Also Covers Austin, MG and Princess Series) by Scientific Publications. Scientific Publications, Sydney & Melbourne: 1965. 95 pages of basically a very condensed shop manual though some sections have actual photographs of the mechanicals. Paperback with plastic protective cover.

MG Sports Sedan Guide by Bill Stone. Sports Car Press, New York: 1964. 131 pages with history, tuning, upkeep, and many illustrations.

The 1100 Companion by Kenneth Ullyett.   Stanley Paul, London, 1967.

Tuning BL's A-Series Engine by David Vizard. Newbury Park, CA: Haynes Publishing Group, 1986.

 

Factory Service and Parts Manuals

MG 1100 Body Service Parts List: part #AKD3008. "Went to Press February 1962". BMC.  Long, horizontal yellow vinyl binder.

MG 1100 Workshop Manual: part #AKD3294. No date stated, but someone has written in "May 25, 1963" on one of the "Issue 2" update pages. BMC. Yellow vinyl binder.

Austin 1100, Morris 1100, MG 1100 Mechanical Service Parts List: part #AKD3446, supersedes AKD3008 and AKD3009. No Date.  BMC.  Blue paper binder. 

MG 1100 Body Service Parts List: part #AKD3448, supersedes AKD3008. Printed 8/63.  BMC. Blue paper binder.

Mechanical Service Parts List: M.G. 1100, Riley Kestrel, Wolseley 1100: part #AKD5001. 1967.  BMC.  Blue paper binder.

Body Service Parts List: MG 1100, Riley Kestrel, Wolseley 1100: part #AKD5002, cancels AKD3448. Printed 7/65.  BMC. Blue paper binder.

Mechanical Service Parts List: Austin, Morris, M.G., Wolseley and Vanden Plas Princess 1100 Mk II and 1300 Riley Kestrel Mk II: part #AKD5107. 1967.  BMC.  Blue paper binder.

1100 - 1300 and Riley Kestrel Workshop Manual: part #AKD3615H, which replaces AKD3238A and AKD3194A. British Leyland Motor Corporation Limited, BMC Service Division. 1969. Gray vinyl binder. 

1100 - 1300 and Riley Kestrel Workshop Manual: part #AKD3615J  (10th Issue). British Leyland (Austin-Morris) Limited Service Division, BMC Service. 1969. Gray vinyl binder.

1100 1300 Workshop Manual for Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley, Riley, and Vanden Plas: part #AKD3615  (11th Edition). British Leyland. 1970. Dark green vinyl binder.

1100 1300 Workshop Manual for Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley, Riley, and Vanden Plas: part #AKD3615  (12th Edition, but same part number as before). British Leyland. 1971. Dark green vinyl binder.

1100 - 1300 Workshop Manual: Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Riley, MG & Vanden Plas: part #AKD3615  (17th Edition, but same part number as before). British Leyland / Austin Morris Service. 1973. Orange 4-post paperback binding. (Same size and feel of manuals produced by Bentley for other cars.)

 

Driver's Handbooks

MG 1100 Driver's Handbook: Part #AKD3287A. BMC: England, 1962.  

MG 1100 Driver's Handbook: Part #AKD3897B. BMC: England, 1965. 

 

General Books on MGs and British Cars (alphabetical by author)

MG Saloon Cars From the 1920s to the 1970s by Anders Ditlev Clausager. Motorbooks International, 1998. Note: I just got this book and it is great.  Lots of good pictures and information that is hard to find anywhere else, if you can find it, much less in one place. Of the nearly 200 large, colorful pages, the book contains over 20 pages on just the 1100 and 1300.  If you are into these cars, this book is a must. And, click on the link above for a great price from Amazon.

The Complete Guide to MG Collectibles by Michael Ellman-Brown. Bay View Books, Bideford, Devon: 1997.  A fascinating guide to MG collectibles of all types.

MG Sports Cars: An Illustrated History of the World Famous Sporting Marque by Malcolm Greene. Motorbooks International, 1997.  A large, nearly coffee table style, book.  Some very nice pictures of the MG 1100 / 1300. 

Illustrated MG Buyer's Guide by John Heilig.  Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI: 1997.  Contains a chapter on MG sedans with nearly 10 pages on info, pictures and advertisements of the 1100 and 1300 Sports Sedan.

MG : The Untold Story by David Knowles. Motorbooks International, 1997.  A large interesting book filled with great insights into never seen projects.  A lot of excellent pictures. Documentation of the fact that the MG 1100 was originally to be named the MGC.

MG : 1965 - 1980: Photo Archive by David Knowles. Iconografix, 1996. Black and white photos of the different MGs during the years covered.

MG : 1945 - 1964: Photo Archive by David Knowles. Voyageur, 1996. Black and white photos of the different MGs during the years covered. 

The MG Collection: The Post-War Models by Richard Monk. Patrick Stephens, 1995. Quite a nice book with a very small section on the 1100. Beautiful pictures of the one there though.

The Cars of BMC by Graham Robson. Croydon, England: Motor Racing Publications, Ltd, 1987.

MG: A Pictorial History by John Tipler. Wiltshire, England: Crowood Press, Ltd, 1995.

 

Magazine Articles   (in order by date)

"Two New MGs - technical analysis of MG-B and MG 1100" in Road and Track, November 1962.

"MG 1100 Road Research Report" in Car and Driver, December 1962.

Road Test: "MG 1100 - Riding on Water" in Road & Track, January 1963. 

Road Test: "MG 1100: Roomy British Sedan" in Car Life, May 1963. 

"MG 1100: Driver's Report from the Far West" in Sports Car Graphic, May 1963. 

Road Test: "MG's Water-Suspended 1100" in Motor Trend, July 1963. 

Road Test: "MG 1100" in 1964 Car And Driver Yearbook, 1964. 

"The Forgotten MG" in Abingdon Classics, Volume 6 Number 10, 1987. 

"Badge Engineered Brilliance" 30th anniversary article in MG Enthusiast Magazine, October 1992.

"Space Age MG" cover story in MG Enthusiast Magazine, March 1998.

"BMC 1100s: 1100 & 1300, 1963-1973" in Autoclassic, November 1990.

"The One That Got Away: Austin/Morris 1100 & 1300" in Your Classic, July 1994.

"Fact File: Princess 1100/1300"  in Classic and Sportscar, April 1995.

"MG Collection - MG 1300 MkII" cover story in Enjoying MG, July 1995.

"Buying BMC 1100s & 1300s" in Practical Classics, September 1995.

"Dust, Dirt and Spiders" Restoration of a Morris 1100 in Popular Classics, November 1995.

"Where Did Our Love Go?" by David Lillywhite, in Thoroughbred and Classic Cars, August 1997.

"The Rachel Papers: David Rachel's MG1300" by Neil Briscoe, in Classic & Sports Car, November 1997.

"The Forgotten Marvel: The MG 1100/1300 (ADO16)" by Neil Cairns, in Safety Fast: The Magazine of the MG Car Club, Volume 42, Number 3: March 1998.

"Forgotten Hero" by Andrew Everett in MG World Issue 4, April/May 1998.

"The Magic Carpet: 1962 MG 1100 Sports Sedan" in British Car, April-May 1999.

"Alive and Kicking: The Forgotten MG 1300 . . ." in special MG 75 Year Anniversary supplement to Classic & Sports Car Magazine, June 1999. This is a really good article that compares the MG 1300 with the MG Midget - favorably! Very nice pictures too.

"Survival Guide: BMC 1100 / 1300" in Practical Classics, February 2000. Two page article with mechanical tips and pointers to specialists in the UK

"1966 World Cup Cars" in Practical Classics, October 2001. Not an MG 1100, but heavily features a fellow ADO16, the Riley Kestrel.

"MG Sedans" in Practical Classics, November 2001. A very nice article on all the sedans.

Note: Items marked with a star Have it! are ones that I do not have personally. If you have them to offer, or know where I can find them, please let me know!