Wallace & Gromit: 1966 Austin Panel Van

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This 1966 Austin A35 Panel Van closely resembles the van used in Wallace & Gromit. It’s in nice shape other than a small ding in the passenger door and a little bit of floor rust. What we can see of the interior is also in great shape, but the seller says it just needs cleaning up after sitting for 5 years. The engine apparently runs great. At least well enough to drive around the lot. The transmission, clutch, and brakes work but the seller mentions they need bleed. The seller is also going to include a lot of Wallace & Gromit collectibles in the auction. It’s located in Fremont, Nebraska and is being sold here on eBay. These vans are tiny, but feature the dependable A-series BMC engine and a single SU carburetor. I think it would make a great local delivery van for a business; after all, that’s what it was originally intended to do! What do you think?

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Comments

  1. Gazzer

    The late, great James Hunt used one as his daily driver. Good enough for me.

  2. Gazzer

    Also, black painted sills (rockers) on a Brit car is a big red flag. Back in the day it would guaranty bondo, chicken wire and, often, old newspapers. Bring a magnet with you. The saloons had hydro mechanical brakes, so I assume these did too.

    • Skloon

      Don’t forget lengths of dexion shelving uprights I have found a few cars with this inside the sills

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