‘Roo’ the EBAY Barn Find

It may certainly LOOK good, and after all it’s not been touched for over 46 years (yes you read that right – left in the dry shed since 1972). However, with it’s original paintwork, original leather seats etc; one dashboard dial has been robbed (but they don’t work anyway, so no loss). Above, I offer various photo’s from the project. …

Have I acquired a murderous mechanical vintage beastie? Reading the manuals you tell me….

Without spending too much time explaining this immediate discovery, I’m going to list some of the bizarre wording from 1933 Austin Cars sales booklets and mechnical instructions….. words like :- Strangler, Choke, Throttle….. Accumulator, Regulator, Commutator. “Don’t be cruel to the Starter” Strainer, Shifting spanner, Banjo, “The strangler knob should be IN all the way”!!!! Naked Lights, “Horn becomes uncertain, …