Pedal Car Project: 1960 Austin J40 Roadster

In the 1940s, England’s coal miners were suffering from lung diseases that at best left them disabled. The government appealed to companies for ideas to retrain and employ these miners, and Leonard Lord of Austin Motors responded by proposing… more»

Kiwi Import: 1954 Austin A30

Some cars can accumulate significant mileage without turning a wheel. This 1954 Austin A30 is one such vehicle. It started life plying the roads of New Zealand before departing the Land of the Long White Cloud to find its… more»

New Zealand Built: 1967 Austin Mini Countryman

There are a few cars that have changed the face of automotive history. Ford’s Model T brought motoring to the masses, and, at one stage, more than 50% of all the cars plying the world’s roads were a Model… more»

The British Jeep: 1951 Austin Champ

Vintage military vehicles almost always have fascinating histories as it relates to how they were conceived. World War II forced almost every major world superpower to build a fleet of durable military vehicles or crib off an existing design… more»

Bentley Alternative: 1951 Austin Sheerline

The Sheerline was something of a poor man’s Rolls-Royce or Bentley, built by Austin in England between 1947 and 1954. While they sold for a third less coin, you could still buy five or six Austin sports cars for… more»

1 Of 4,356! 1954 Hudson Metropolitan

Did you even know that there was a badge-engineered version of the Nash Metropolitan marketed by Hudson? Not many people do, there were only 4,356 sold from August 1954 through September 1957. This particular Metropolitan is listed for sale… more»

Barn Find Estate: 1954 Austin A40 Countryman

If you’re looking for an unusual project, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more eye-catching offering than a 1954 Austin A40 Countryman Estate. Located just southwest of Portland, Oregon, and offered here on Craigslist for $3,000, this British classic… more»

English Woodie! 1950 Austin A-70 Countryman

U.S. carmakers didn’t have the market to themselves for wood-bodied station wagons after World War II. British manufacturers like Austin got into the act, too, with a small wagon built on the A-70 Countryman platform. They have an unusual… more»

No Reserve: 1965 Austin Mini 850

In automotive history, a few cars could be considered landmark vehicles. Ford’s Model T is one, as is the original Volkswagen Beetle. Also falling into that category would be the Austin Mini. It was a triumph of packaging efficiency… more»

Parked in 1982: 1966 Austin Mini Moke

Sir Alec Issigonis was a man who thought outside the square. Acclaimed as the father of the original Mini, he turned his attention to a rugged and simple vehicle that he envisaged would have practical applications with the British… more»

Your Cab Is Here! 1957 Austin London Taxi

“Where to ma’am?” Imagine buying this British 1957 Austin taxicab and using it in Uber or Lyft service – that would get you some looks, and probably appreciation from unsuspecting passengers too. While more primitive than the current generation… more»

Unrivaled Collection of Postwar Austins!

A passion for old cars is usually fairly straightforward. You see the car, want the car, and then, if the stars align, buy the car. Yet here we have an opportunity that might excite interest from several different angles…. more»

Abstract Art: 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

Art appreciation is a subjective thing. Some people will look at the Mona Lisa and see a magnificent portrait produced by an artist at the height of his powers. Others will see it as little more than a picture… more»

Farm Find Project: 1950 Austin A40 Devon

The A40 was marketed by Austin Motor Co. between 1947-52. They were the first post-war cars the company built and had a mixture of both old and new engineering. More than 450,000 of them were built in six years… more»

Pre-war Classic: 1937 Austin 10/4 Cambridge

Like many, I have a soft spot for BBC dramas, particularly the family-friendly All Creatures Great and Small. It’s nice to have a show that I can watch with the kids that doesn’t involve crime scenes or capes or… more»

Solid & Rare! 1958 Austin A40 Farina

The A40 Farina Owner’s Club thinks there are only about 400 of these cute little Pininfarina-designed cars left on the road; this car isn’t at the moment but looks like it could be with a little elbow grease. It’s… more»