Guess What Ride 47 – What 1969 British Car?

GuessWhatRide is the game designed to test your collector car knowledge.

By the late 1960s, consolidation in the British Automobile industry found several car makers offering essentially the same badge-engineered models.  The collage above provides images of a 1969 British Car, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, that was a prime example of British badge engineering at its worst. If you think you can identify the car pictures, pick the correct letter below.  All correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win one (1) Adam’s 6pc Arsenal Builder Car Cleaning Kit – an $80 value we will fulfill via Amazon.

Using the picture above, readers were asked to correctly identify the correct 1969 British Car designed by Sir Alec Issigonis shown in the collage above. They could choose from four choices: 1) Austin America, 2) BMC Mini, 3) MG 1300, or 4) All of the Above.

The correct choice was 1)Austin America.  While both the America and Mini were designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, they used slightly different chassis. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents correctly answered with option 1:

On Friday, August 26, 2022, all correct responses were gathered, and one was randomly chosen to win Adam’s Polishes Starter set. Out of these, reader Brian B. won! We’ve connected with Brian and fulfilled the prize via Amazon.

If you missed out on playing in this game, please check our home page for the next game coming soon!



Contest Rules:

  1. No purchase is necessary.
  2. Only one entry per valid e-mail address.
  3. Offer valid only to residents of continental U.S.
  4. Only entries registered via the multiple-choice contact form in this post will be entered into the drawing.
  5. No written replies in either the comments on this website or from Guys With Rides’ social media accounts will be accepted.
  6. The contest starts Saturday, August 20, 2022, and runs through Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM.
  7. On Friday, August 26, 2022, Guys With Rides will draw one winner from all of the correct entries.
  8. The GuysWithRides Daily Newsletter will announce the winner scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2022.
  9. The winner will be contacted to obtain their snail mail address to have one prize to be determined.
  10. Immediate family and employees of Guys With Rides Exchange LLC, Adam’s Polishes, or Amazon. are not eligible.
  1. Anonymous

    I owned a 1970 Austin America when I was in the USAF stationed in England (1974-77).

  2. Kobus

    It was called the Morris 1100 in South Africa. My mom had one and I used to “steal” it for nighttime jaunts. Fond memories and I’d love to own one again.

    • Guys with Rides

      Kobus, my parents bought one as a second car when I was in grade school. Smelling the interior of this car brought back so many memories. Sadly, someone put sugar in the gas tank which of course ruined both the engine and the transmission.

  3. Anonymous

    Antifreeze in suspension bag

  4. Anonymous

    My friend’s Dad had an Austin America. He said that he put 75,000 miles on the original Michelin X tires it came with. Maybe because the car was so light?

  5. Anonymous

    One of the worst cars I ever owned. Automatic transmission would give an earth shattering thunk. Distributed right behind the grill, so every time it rained the car would stall. Don’t even mention the Chilliwack joints

  6. Michael David Druz

    I was given the MG version as punishment for too many speeding tickets with my GS 400 !


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