Friday 2 October 2015

1954 Austin Champ Starts+Drives MOT Exempt V5C Military Jeep Barn Find Landrover

Sellers Comments - Lovely Austin Champ in need of restoration. The engine starts and runs very nicely. I have driven it up and down the lane a few times forwards and in reverse and it appears to drive nicely (Check out the video link). It selects and goes into all gears okay although I have only driven it up to 2nd as it has NO BRAKES. As you may know there is a forward and reverse selector which allows you to go into all gears both forwards and in reverse. So should go 50mph in reverse. Here is a video of it starting and driving. 

I bought this champ a while back with the intention of restoring it but reality has now hit me and I do not have the time or money to go ahead with it.

It has been stored undercover, the coolant was drained for storage but I have filled it back up with water to show you it running.

The previous owner had some history on it which I can pass on. It has been registered on the Austin Champ Register and was used in Scotland RAOC until 1968 when it was sold from the war department for civilian use, it was then registered on a civilian plate which it is still registered on now. Chassis number is WN1 8525. I also have an Austin Champ Workshop Manual on CD which will be included in the sale.

I have V5C logbook in my name with Registration number.

Being 1954 it is MOT and Tax Exempt.