1929 Austin 16/6 pick-up

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Orig­i­nally a sa­loon, Brightwells’ Austin 16/6 was later con­verted to a pick-up truck for coal de­liv­er­ies around the Welsh bor­der town of Presteigne. Known as Blodwyn, it de­liv­ered for 20 years, ex­tra coil springs help­ing cope with loads of around one ton. Blodwyn re­tired in 1968 and re­mained in a barn un­til 1981 af­ter which it was used for the next 25 years to take spares to au­to­jum­bles and car shows. Me­chan­i­cal work (by a Frazer-Nash ex­pert) has kept Blodwyn on the but­ton and it is said to run and drive well. In mar­vel­lously pati­nated or­der it’s a su­perb find.

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