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On 1 February 1963, the first New Zealand-built Morris 1100 rolled off the production line at the Newmarket plant
The Daily Mirror reported that BMC was producing 2,300 Morris 1100s a week, but there was still a waiting list.
BMC 1100 goes from strength to strength
On 6 May, a BMC spokesman revealed that production of the Morris and MG 1100 saloons had reached 3750 a week at Cowley. This was expected to be 4500 a week by mid-summer, but some customers had been waiting for nine months, and demand at home and abroad was still mounting.
About 40 per cent of the cars were being exported, assembly had begun at the Innocenti works in Italy, and nearly 70,000 models had been produced since their introduction in August 1962. Despite BMC’s confidence, Cowley was plagued with industrial disputes. It seemed that no sooner was one resolved then another broke out.
In the first five months of 1963 there had been 134 strikes within the British Motor Corporation.
Output of the Mini was running at 5500 a week, out of a total car production figure by the corporation of 15,000. BMC hoped that by the end of 1963, when its £49 million expansion programme was complete, total vehicle output would have reached 20,000 a week – or one million a year. ... tory-1963/

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