“ATTRACTING PLENTY OF INTEREST TOO WAS A LOCALLY MADE AUSTIN KIMBERLEY”
Australian-made Austins made a solid contribution to the display with cars on show including Lancer Mark 1 and Mark 2 models, six-cylinder Freeway sedans and a scarce wagon, an Austin 1800 utility plus an array of A40 Devon Tourers and utilities with locally-supplied bodywork.
Attracting plenty of interest too was a locally-made Austin Kimberley and alongside it a rare long-wheelbase Three-Litre. The elongated Austin was intended to compete against Rover and Jaguar but never officially sold in Australia.
ABOVE The Austin 7 Ace resembles a poorman’s monoposto racer.
BELOW LEFT Austin’s A90 and A95 ‘big sixes’ add a bit of gravitas to the gathering.
LEFT You can’t escape the British class system.