Jul 07

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab Still Cruizin’

Austin 1800 Mk II: It was a pleasure and indeed a surprise to see an old Austin 1800 again. These front wheel drive British cars of the 1960’s were once the economy cars on Aussie roads just as Hyundai’s are now days. But, sadly no more.

For a car that’s over 40 years old, this Austin is still in ok condition. Hydrolastic suspension is evenly pumped up I notice, which is a big issue these cars. Some minor rust in the doors, which is not too bad…otherwise it looks pretty good.

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Austin 1800 Mk II Landcrab

Apr 18

Austin 1300

Austin 1300: An old BMC Austin 1300 from the 1960’s. Surprising to see such an old car still on the road and in relatively good condition….though it looks a little neglected at present. Hope the owner doesn’t let this classic British car be sent to car hell! Caught and shot in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Austin 1300 in Malaysia

Nov 06

Vintage Photos: Melbourne University Engineering Students Austin A125 Sheerline

Reader Paul Mosig recently emailed me these great old photos from the 1960’s of an Austin A125 Sheeline which unfortunately ended up as an engineering revue car at the Melbourne University. Very stylish paint work I note.

Paul writes:
“Having previously owned and driven an A40, A90(6), A105, AH BN! and AH BN2 I have attached some photos that I’m sure will make you wince ! (and myself in hindsight). An unreg Sheerline A125 used by us engineering students to advertise the engineering revue at Melbourne uni in the mid 1960s”

Thanks Paul. I wonder what happened to that car?

Austin A125 Sheerline at Melbourne University 1960's

Austin A125 Sheerline at Melbourne University 1960's

Austin A125 Sheerline at Melbourne University 1960's

Austin A125 Sheerline at Melbourne University 1960's

Austin A125 Sheerline at Melbourne University 1960's

Nov 10

All Austin Day

The Austin Motor Vehicle Club of WA held its ‘All Austin Day’ at Stirling Square Guildford on the 2 October 2011. There was a good turnout of Austin motor vehicles from very early models to the later Leyland varity.

The event location was shared with the Holden Car Club Display Day, which was clever thinking on part of the organisers of both clubs, as this seemed to attract quite a bit of interest in the event as a whole. Certainly members of both clubs were taking a keen interest in each other cars.

The Stirling Square location was a good a selection of venue, although not particularly central, it does provide plenty of easy parking for spectators and facilities such as toilets and food is close by. It’s also a highly visible location, no doubt many people passing by stopped to see both car displays.

Overall, an excellent display.

1927 Austin A7
1927 Austin A7

 

Austin A70
1959 Austin A95. Owned by Trevor Worth. The car was originally purchased from Winterbottom Motor Company in Perth for £1427 (Pounds)

 

 1970 Austin 1800 Mark II Ute
1970 Austin 1800 Mark II Ute.

 

1937 Austin 14 Goodwood
1937 Austin 14/6 Goodwood Saloon. Owners John and Joy Roach.

 

1956 Austin A90 Westminster
1956 Austin A90 Westminster Saloon. Has 2.6 litre ‘C’ series 6 cylinder engine. Owned by Fred Singleton.

 


Austin Princess 1800HL. The car that had to have a boot.

 

1957 Austin Nash Metropolitan
1957 Nash Metropolitan Coupe. Made for the North American market. Owned by Barry Wright.

 

Austin A125 Sheerline
1952 Austin A125 Sheerline. 6 cylinder OHV

 

1952 Austin A30
1952 Austin A30

 

 Austin Lancer
Austin Lancer Series 1. Aussie made Austin with 98% local content.

 

 Austin 1800 Mark I
Austin 1800 Mark 1. Front wheel drive, 1800cc 4 cylinder ‘B’ series engine. Hydrolastic fluid suspension.

 

Austin Six Saloon
Austin Six Saloon

 

1937 Austin 10 Cambridge
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge

 

 1951 Austin A40 Devon
1951 Austin A40 Devon

 

Austin A70
Austin A70

 

Austin Healey 3000 MkIII
Several Austin Healey’s were at the display, including this 3000 MkIII

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