And properly cared for too! A real beauty!
This was/is a very cute little van..The A35 saloon was equally as nice ;>)
Do you remember the appalling Atlanticsised version of the saloon..It came in the nefarious colours of blue and pink, yellow and pink, pink and cream, black and white, blue and white..to name but a few of the combo's..
I believe it's turning circle was in the order of three miles, so restricted was the steering. Once the rear passengers were shoe-horned in, there was no danger of them ever reaching the pub to buy a round of drinks..assuming of course that the damned thing ever reached the pub..It had even less stability than Del Boys three wheeler ;>)
British ingenuity at it's very worst ;>) Worryingly, some nutters have saved a few for posterity..What next..Austin Allegro's??
By 'eck Keith an A35 van. British Racing Green anall.
I remember........ oh never mind! Kenny will only get all grumpy with me again!
But what I will say, I am old enough to remember having ambitions to own one of these.
Not now though!
I bet you aspired to owning one of them Metropolitans though Jethro hu!!
No.... I knew they were beyond my means Jim
I mean they were bi-colour for a start.
Thanks all for the comments and memories. This was in Forestry Commission livery and I was quite pleased to find it when we visited Kielder Castle last year. My uncle used to own a saloon version and I remember three adults and three children squeezing in it for a day trip to Ingram Valley!
I had a couple of the A35 saloons Keith ~ cracking little motors ~ I also remember the Austin Atlantic but thought it modelled on a larger car ~ I seem to be thinking of the Austin Metropolitan with pastel colours etc ~
I've never owned a baby Austin, Nick, but I did start with a couple of Anglias from the 60s.
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