Austin Gipsy on ebay

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Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by Bunker » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:40 pm

not a landy but looks similar - lovely tho eh?......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Austin-Gipsy-1967 ... 500wt_1182
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by Sserpent » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:44 am

Would you look at that! I never even knew those existed. I'd just have thought it was a Landrover had I seen it. I like the front.
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by truslack » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:13 am

Withams have been trying to sell one for aaaages now, and I think it was a lot more expensive than that!
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by vic » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:12 pm

Hi All
My brothering law had an Austin Gipsy. When the 4 wheel drive went he had to buy a 1950s Austin ambulance for the running gear.

It was a head turner, short wheel base in olive green.

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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by woodruff » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:30 pm

Yee Hee!
I had my first ever 'drive' in one of these! my neigbor had one and let me sit on his lap on a trip into town 8-) , its my first motoring memory and I am sure its responsible for all the landys Iv had since.
I spent a long time looking for one of these but never found one remotely affordable, or if affordable - remotely repairable :roll:
Anyone actually owned one?
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by digger » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:02 pm

I,m old enough to have memories of a mate using one as his daily driver in the 70,s, when we werent fixing it we were filling it up with petrol, Rolls-Royce engine, V8 I think :?: :?: , When I was stuck for transport the same mate lent me a Ford V8 Pilot, happy days. :) :)
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by digger » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:10 pm

Sorry guys, I,m thinking about an Austin Champ, it,s an age thing :oops: :oops: .
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by Wirralman » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:30 pm

I think the Gipsy had a 2.2 A70 petrol engine or 2.5 diesel with later models a 2.9 A90 engine.

The Champ had a Rolls B40 4cyl 2.8 engine. These were a shortened version of the B60 straight 6 which powered the Ferret, and the B80 straight 8 which powered the Saladin/Saracen/Stalwart range as well as some fire engines. The benefit of the range was interchangeability of parts. Driven all of these engines-silk smooth, but thirsty.
Saladins, 6 wheel drive, 12 tons did about 4 miles/gallon on road and about 1.5 off road. Not that we worried too much. I think the fuel tanks held 53 gallons. I can only once remember using a civvy petrol pump-the bill was horrendous- but it all went down on a chitty so no-one cared. Happy days.
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Re: Austin Gipsy on ebay

Post by johnl350 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:25 pm

I was paid to privately restore a champ, money no object rebuild, for a well off relative.

He even had friends round for the first start up. Very satisfying after being seized solid in a barn for 15 years.

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