[Healeys] Non Healey Austin question

Larry Varley varley at cosmos.net.au
Mon Aug 14 15:42:40 MDT 2017

Hi Guys. Excuse the non Healey question. I'm hoping someone on the list has
access to early Austin records. I have an Austin A70 Hampshire utility with
an unusual body / chassis number prefix. Normally the utilities were
prefixed BQU2. This one is BQC2. I have suspicions that it was built as a
cab chassis commercial with no rear utility tub. I have questioned British
Heritage about it and they say that in the records BQU2 has been crossed out
and BQC2 hand written with the comment "new type". However they admit they
don't have a lot of knowledge about it as they produce very few heritage
certificates for this range of vehicles. This vehicle was produced in
December 1950 was shipped from Austin in lead primer.  I have attached a
photo for interest.


Larry Varley

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