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Aus­tralian vari­ants were known as the Austin Lancer and Mor­ris Ma­jor

The Ri­ley 1.5 and its slightly more pedes­trian sis­ter, the Wolse­ley 1500, both evolved from a still­born Mor­ris Mi­nor re­place­ment project, us­ing that car’s floor­pan in a four-door bodyshell with big­ger en­gine. Peo­ple tend to for­get that apart from a few early Ri­leys, these cars were born at Long­bridge; more than 100,000 of them in fact. Although they were hardly bristling with in­no­va­tion they used well-proven com­po­nents and good qual­ity ma­te­ri­als. The re­sults were loaded with tingly BMC charm.

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