“AT­TRACT­ING PLENTY OF IN­TER­EST TOO WAS A LO­CALLY MADE AUSTIN KIMBERLEY”

Unique Cars - - AUSTINS ON SHOW – 2017 -

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.

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