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1960 Austin 850 MkI [ADO15]

1960 Austin 850 MkI [ADO15] in Comment réussir en amour, Movie, 1962 IMDB

Class: Cars, Supermini — Model origin: UK — Made for: F

1960 Austin 850 MkI [ADO15]

Position 01:00:17 [*] Background vehicle

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dsl SX

2014-04-14 20:07

Going to call it a Made for F Austin 850.

dsl SX

2014-04-14 20:13

Strange - someone's made our little batch of French Austin 850s into Austin Mini 850s. Any particular reason? I'm not too fussed, just curious.

sixcyl FR

2014-04-14 21:01

It's uncorrect. :no:
Mini appears for model 1963, not before... All early ADO15 Austins are named Seven from 1960 till 1962 YM. The Morris are named Mini Minor.

dsl SX

2014-04-14 21:49

So when was the Austin 850 badging used - eg /vehicle_428859-Austin-Mini-850-ADO15-1963.html , /vehicle_241555-Austin-Mini-850-ADO15-1966.html , /vehicle_92068-Austin-Mini-850-ADO15-1963.html ?? And what was the official name for these cars (which were as far as I know only badged 850 for France)??

My guess is that it's more likely that Austin Seven name would have been meaningless in France, so early cars used 850; later on Mini had become famous car and word so more natural to start calling them Mini in France as well. But I have no information to confirm this.

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