Drophead 1300

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Drophead 1300

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Looks proper.
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That's a Crayford. They only made about 12 of them as they were quite expensive at the time.

There's some info on the Crayford site.

Crayford Convertible Car Club

Whilst reading that page I discovered this, The Crayford 1100/1300 Estate. Based on the saloon but with an A40 Countryman style split rear hatch.
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surfblue63 wrote:
Whilst reading that page I discovered this, The Crayford 1100/1300 Estate. Based on the saloon but with an A40 Countryman style split rear hatch.
1100_1300_Crayford Estate.jpg
and the joke is that had they made the 1300 with the split tailgate I bet they would have sold loads of them
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Mimicking a far superior vehicle

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surfblue63 wrote:That's a Crayford. They only made about 12 of them as they were quite expensive at the time.

There's some info on the Crayford site.

Crayford Convertible Car Club

Whilst reading that page I discovered this, The Crayford 1100/1300 Estate. Based on the saloon but with an A40 Countryman style split rear hatch.
1100_1300_Crayford Estate.jpg
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Re: Drophead 1300

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rich@minispares.com wrote:
surfblue63 wrote:
Whilst reading that page I discovered this, The Crayford 1100/1300 Estate. Based on the saloon but with an A40 Countryman style split rear hatch.
1100_1300_Crayford Estate.jpg
and the joke is that had they made the 1300 with the split tailgate I bet they would have sold loads of them
We aussies did a decent job of it and still couldnt sell them....
It was probably E-series anchor that didnt help.
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"The launch of the Mk2 version of the ADO16 in Autumn 1967 marked the first official availability of the two-door body style in the UK market. This lent itself to a drop-top conversion and, sure enough, Crayford came up with the goods within a couple of years, announcing their Convertible in February 1969."
https://www.aronline.co.uk/the-converte ... /bmc-1100/

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Wasn't there someone doing hatch conversions using an mgb gt tailgate ?. Think I remember seeing an ad' in one of the old Autocar magazines.

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See the other thread on Princess hatchbacks for details

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111Robin wrote:Wasn't there someone doing hatch conversions using an mgb gt tailgate ?. Think I remember seeing an ad' in one of the old Autocar magazines.
Creech Motors: The Mystique
"The little-known Mystique demonstrates an alternative (and somewhat neater) approach to giving the 1100 a rear hatch. Developed and produced by Gerald Fry, owner of Somerset-based BL dealers Creech Motors, the conversion made ingenious use of an MGB GT tailgate, which was neatly integrated into the 1100’s sloping rear end.
The fuel filler was relocated from the bodyside onto the rear panel, giving the car a cleaner overall appearance. Delivery time was six to eight weeks, and the cost of the conversion was just £145. It is not known how many Mystiques were built, and sadly, none are thought to have survived."
(Scroll to end of Crayford article)
https://www.aronline.co.uk/the-converte ... /bmc-1100/

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