Austin 1100 Mark 2 (Malta Badge) by occama
“Few people know that Malta had a car assembly plant which was in operation for over 20 years. It seems strange that in today’s world of ever increasing economies of scale and rationalisation, such a small country with a population of under 400,000 should have had such a facility.
The Mizzi plant was opened in 1960 and initially assembled Triumph Heralds. Soon after, production of Hillman Minxs was added. Later, Minis, 1100s, Marinas, and Toledos joined the lineup, and at one time over 50% of new vehicles sold in Malta came from this plant.
The little badge pictured here was fitted to the cars assembled by Mizzi.”