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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
If you're going to Atlanta this week for the Super Bowl, why not scalp your ticket, and use the $6,000 to buy what's left of this 1950 Austin Princess? Maybe it's a typo...maybe there's one too many zeroes in the add. The (4) pictures don't look TOO bad, front seats look ok for a 69 year old vehicle. Still, I don't see this getting back on the road anytime soon.
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/…/dawsonvill…/6776522667.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Somewhere near Louisville, Kentucky sits the sad remains of these two 1949 Devons. Advertised as 'gasser bodies', that may the only way either of these sees the road again. I suppose there are useful parts on there somewhere, but at $1,200 for the pair I think these will keep sitting.
https://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/d/floyds-knobs-gaser-bodies/6799002405.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
If you're good with bodywork and paint, here's an inexpensive way to get into the American Austin Car Company scene. This 1930 coupe looks very solid and complete, but needs work on the drivers door and fender. Asking price of $5,500 isn't out of line for what these cars sell for, and it will be worth more if you can finish it yourself. In Pearisburg, VA.
https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/belspring-american-austin/6805208900.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Five years of doing this page, and here's a first! An Austin for sale parked INDOORS! 1967 FX4 out in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Looks to be in great shape, but the ad leaves out any mention of 'running', 'driving', 'stopping', etc. Asking price of $8995 might not be out of line if this is really as nice as it looks. Can't tell if the front and seats are a different color, or it's just the bad lighting.
https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ctd/d/colorado-springs-1967-austin-taxi-cab/6803051055.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Another observation after tracking Austins for sale for 5 years. There are LOTS of 1969 Americas in white. For example, this is #15!! This one is in Southern California with an asking price of $2,000. This ad has everything - crappy pictures, crappy description, etc. However, the car does seem to be in very nice shape. Worth a look if you're close, even if it is an automatic. For that price, there better be an engine under that hood. smiling smiley
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/anaheim-1969-austin-america/6805562166.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
I can think of worse ways to spend $16,500 than on this 1967 Mini Countryman. Looks like a lovely restoration, although the new interior apparently didn't extend all the way to the luggage compartment. Seller doesn't seem anxious to sell, as 'good condition' is as far as he goes to describe this one.
https://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/d/millington-austin-mini-1967/6799883527.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Hey, here's a 'barn find' that may actually BE a 'barn find'! Wouldn't that be amazing? Take a look at this stately old 1961 VDP Princess - claimed to have original paint, interior looks original (and restorable), original motor is there and turns over. Hasn't been started in 37 years. I'd love to work on this for a couple of hours and see if it would start with a gravity fuel pump. On Ebay with an opening ask of $9,000, and apparently no further reserve. I think this would be a great project. Other thoughts?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Austin-PRINCESS-LIMOUSINE/254111212703?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
Too expensive. There was a nice runner that had sold on eBay last year for the same as the opening price that this one is. That one has sold originally on Craigslist for $3k and needed a tuneup. This example will need at minimum brakes, fuel system flushed out and a tuneup at a minimum to just to get it moving and stopping. Who knows about if the engine is locked up or not.

Brock

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Says in the listing the gauges move when power is turned on and that the engine turns over.

In reply to # 3888260 by longbranch Too expensive. There was a nice runner that had sold on eBay last year for the same as the opening price that this one is. That one has sold originally on Craigslist for $3k and needed a tuneup. This example will need at minimum brakes, fuel system flushed out and a tuneup at a minimum to just to get it moving and stopping. Who knows about if the engine is locked up or not.

Brock

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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
This spectacular 1966 Austin Champ was listed on Ebay today for $39,999. It lasted less than 6 hours!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Austin-Champ-/382781742442?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true



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david.g.h David Harrison
Stratford upon Avon, UK   GBR
1929 Austin 7
1932 Austin 7 "Cabbage"
1956 MG Magnette ZA
1989 Porsche 944 S2
All dressed up as a Champ from a Gunner (Royal Artillery) unit (Red/Blue patch) the 74 would identify which Regiment. The Red/White "Quadrant" signifies 4th Division (probably of the British Army of the Rhine -BAOR) in the late 50's to mid 60's. The Champ has everything but the kitchen sink on it...snorkel, spotlamp, VHF radio, HF radio, ropes shovels....pity they didn't tension the soft top by pushing the frame "over centre!" There is also a three legged stand probably for a survey theodolite or director (aiming circle in US speak!). So it was either a survey vehicle or the GPO's (Gun Position Officer) recce vehicle. In six years in Germany with the Artillery (mostly using Champs) I never saw one with snorkel nor searchlight! We couldn't wait to get rid of the Champs & get back to Landrovers...Champs were too heavy, too complex & you couldn't get anything in them so you had to tow a trailer for all the kit....and then it would get stuck even quicker! Great fun in the dry on firm rough ground though, bit easy to roll if you tried to use many of the 5 (?) speeds in reverse!

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Wray Gold Member Wray Lemke
., SC, USA   USA
Julian, thanks again for this most interesting thread. I love saloons at least as much as the sports cars and these Austins are just the epitome of classic British Cars. And thanks to Brock for his interesting contributions.

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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
I love Austin’s. All of them...yes...even the Allegro, the Ambassador and the lowly Metro.

I wouldn’t think (ok...maybe a TC) about driving an Octagon car. I even refuse to put them octagonal shaped radiator cap on my Austin...just so it wouldn’t have any MG looking thing on it.

I get tired of seeing MGB ,AH 3000’s and TR6’s at shows. Give me an A55 MK2 anytime over a Big Healey.

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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Wray, thanks for your comments. And Brock, well, let's just say I post the pictures, and he provides the intelligent discussion of the cars!

This one is not in North America. But, it is going up for sale this weekend at auction in London - 1917 Austin 20 EXP1 prototype!
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/austin/20/2228648.html#&gid=1&pid=6



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Wray Gold Member Wray Lemke
., SC, USA   USA
Brock, I guess tastes do vary among enthusiasts. This is my Queen Mum, the design of which I will put up against any other British Saloon.

In reply to # 3892807 by longbranch I love Austin’s. All of them...yes...even the Allegro, the Ambassador and the lowly Metro.

I wouldn’t think (ok...maybe a TC) about driving an Octagon car. I even refuse to put them octagonal shaped radiator cap on my Austin...just so it wouldn’t have any MG looking thing on it.

I get tired of seeing MGB ,AH 3000’s and TR6’s at shows. Give me an A55 MK2 anytime over a Big Healey.


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