Lot 239 - 1962 Austin Gipsy Chassis

Lot 239 - 1962 Austin Gipsy Chassis

Lot 239 - 1962 Austin Gipsy Chassis

Lot Number 239
Registration n/a
Chassis Number n/a
Engine Number n/a
Result Sold - £168

The Gipsy was Austin's attempt at an off-road capable vehicle to compete with the Land Rover. Although visually similar to the Land Rover, the Gipsy's bodywork was steel and, in time, suffered badly from rust in the off-road environment it was intended for. Later models used leaf springs on the front and rear which was felt to offer a greatly improved ride over rough surfaces. It used a 2199cc petrol engine based on the one in the Austin A70; by the 1960's the compression ratio was unfashionably low, making the petrol powered vehicle unusually tolerant of low octane fuel.

On offer today is what is believed to be an Austin Gipsy and, as you will see by the photos, is either a restoration project or could be used for a separate project. Appearing to be largely complete, it comes with all the major units in place. Having been stored for a number of years, the vendor has decided it is time for her to find a new home. No paperwork is available for the vehicle.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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