DID YOU KNOW?
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.