1971 Austin America.

August 25, 2010

10 comments


10 comments:

ben said...

What a golden find, just priceless! Bet that made your day.

Justin said...

Beautiful, absolutely perfect example.

tony said...

i was driving my wife home from the hospital when i spotted it for the first time and did not pull over to get a shot. remarkably, it was still parked in the same location the next day... which makes me wonder if it's a new neighborhood resident...

said wife supports my car-watching hobby much more enthusiastically when i'm shooting cars that approves of. like this one.

Thomas said...

Wow, didn't even realise they sold these in America, have a bit of a soft spot for these, looks real clean too guess the climate over there helps, as they like to rot, pretty rare sight over here now :(

tom connolly said...

I'd love to have one of these, my dad had the slighty larger brother to this; the Austin Maxi.

ben said...

I bet the view is never a topic of complaint.

Anonymous said...

Wow-this looks exactly like the used one my parents owned briefly in suburban Pittsburgh in the late 70s. Blaze orange, navy interior, and ultimately a blown water pump led them to sell it. I was 2 years too young to drive it...sigh...

Anonymous said...

"microcars", eh? :o

This is a much _larger_ version of Austin/Morris Mini. :)

Although compared to US cars at that time, this is still like a lifeboat on the deck of a ship.

James Lewis said...

My brother had a 1970 Austin America the same color as this one. I got to drive it on occasion and it was a blast to drive!

My brother ran it in local autocross rallies. In the '70's - the front wheel drive did well in autocross events again other rear wheel drive cars in the same class and event.

The Professor said...

This car is now on eBay! Damaged, though.