Sunday 23 January 2011


 This Austin may well be a one of kind. It's a 1950 give or take a few years.

It's been well restored, it's the only white one I've seen, and the dashboard was lovely burled wood. 

It's always been my feeling that the cars on certain kid's fairground rides are modelled on the Austin.
(pic lifted from the net)


Leif Hagen said...

That white Austin is truly a gem! I would think one could have a profitable wedding ride business with it!

Virginia said...

Nice car but I love the kiddos' version!! I never thought of that connection but then I didn't know that was an Austin. :)

Babzy.B said...

nice serie :)

Anonymous said...

Great photographs.

In my small community, oh, about 15 years ago, there was an older lady who used to drive a similiar Austin around. It was so darn cool.

It had the little indicator wings that came up from near the door, but that didn't matter all that much as she didn't often use them, preferring to do U-ies in the middle of the road.

The only lady I ever met that attended garage sales wearing gloves and a charming hat.

Now, when ever a group of us talk about this person and her car we all smile.

Thanks for bringing back the memory.

Wayne said...

My great aunt had an Austin and the turn indicators were the feature I always remembered about the car.

Thanks for the comments.

TheChieftess said...

Love this post!!! the second one of the Austin is wonderful!!! and I love the kids...I can definitely see the resemblance between the Austin and the little ones!!!