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#1 David Birchall

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:56

This appeared in the Obit column of the Vancouver Sun newspaper today-no, I don't read the obits it was emailed to me! What is the car? It is described in the text as a "rather dilapidated Austin with huge V8 engine". It appears to have disc wheels on the rear which might indicate a complete drive train replacement. But, what is the car? It doesn't look like an Austin and it ain't an Aston so what?

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#2 Rob G

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:27

When I click on the graphic all I get is imageshack's homepage. Do you have a larger photo you could post?

#3 David Birchall

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:11

Sorry, for some reason I cannot manipulate this in my pc-if anyone else knows how to do it please go ahead!

#4 Stephen W

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:36

I saved it to my PC and when I tried to enlarge it the whole thing disolved into a mass of black dots! :

#5 frogeye59

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:08

The photo as posted on the papers web site is poor to start with but here we are :-

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Photographer unkown, source Vancouver Sun Newspaper


Its an Austin A40 Sports, I reckon.

http://m.blog.hu/au/...m-car_ch_01.jpg

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David

#6 Charles Helps

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:17

You can see the original version of Anthony St. V. "P-J" Parker-Jervis's obituary here. The picture still isn't that clear. An A40?

My maths teacher at prep school drove a bubble car :)

Just previewed this - David, you beat me to it

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:29

A V8 on an Austin A40 chassis?

Just what happened to the shock absorbers in that thing then?

#8 frogeye59

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:07

I would expect it made for interesting handling.