Austin of England

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Post by Bounty » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:06 am

A bit before my time, but remember seeing some well preserved ones as late as the 80's. A beautiful car in an ugly sort of way. Someone must still have one somewhere. Often turns up in 50's films with George Cole & co.
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Post by dave mc » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:49 am

I had an Austin 1800, once: built like a battleship with a steering wheel that was about 3' in diameter.
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Post by Bounty » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:25 pm

Oooof! No, that one and the Austin Maxi were ugly cars. IMO.
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Post by Xetal » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:24 pm

I had a Maxi. Great car, but I didn't buy it for its looks, I must admit...

Austin of England wasn't a model though. Austin called itself 'of England' for years and years as a promotional thing, until it got absorbed into British Leyland. It's best-known limo was the Princess, in various incarnations, the last of which was the least limo-like.
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