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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th November, 2015)

Baby Austin

Baby Austin
Had a visitor today he's just bought this Baby Austin 84 years old, he gave me a ride in it, no indicators or brake lights, manual wipers, takes some driving.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (iPad 2)
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Comment by: Ken R on 5th November 2015 at 00:03

Great looking car. Just use the indicators that god gave you.

Comment by: Jimmy, on 5th November 2015 at 00:21

Thomas,lovely Car.Dont think my Daughter's Car has those fancy gadgets as well,if it has she's only had 12 Month's and not found them yet.

Comment by: Mick on 5th November 2015 at 06:42

If it was mine I would have put two bricks under its wheels while its on that hill.

Comment by: Aubrey on 5th November 2015 at 08:23

Well done to the owner(s), it certainly looks in good shape. A lesson to be learnt by VW?

Comment by: Anne on 5th November 2015 at 09:10

Would using Highway Code hand signals today be understood by everyone???
Nice little car, nice piccy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th November 2015 at 11:12

Oh, that's lovely!

Comment by: alan lad on 5th November 2015 at 16:18

Nice Gillopy, bet it's seen some sights

Comment by: dave on 5th November 2015 at 17:04

see it round aspull

Comment by: John Morris on 5th November 2015 at 17:14

Thomas you forgot to mention that there was no syncromesh on the gears! That was the greatest difficulty in driving these cars. My first car HAD electric wipers but like this the other things were missing. It was written off when someone didn't understand the hand signals.... or perhaps they were too busy talking! and that was 43 years ago Anne.

Comment by: Alan on 5th November 2015 at 17:18

Nice shot, and lovely little car too. I think the last time I recall seeing an Austin like it was on Wigan Rd in Ashton a few years ago, and I believe it's been seen around the area from time to time. Hope the owner uses it as it should instead of just being shoved into a heated garages throughout most of the year and never get to be driven except on meets, shows or special occasions; too many classic/vintage cars just never get used. I wonder if this car attends the classic car meet at the Corner House pub in Wrightington, they have a classic meet 1st Sunday of every month. Been to it a couple of times this year and it was a great turnout, plenty of vintage and classics, E Type Jags, Austin Healey's, Ferrari's, Caterham/Lotus 7s, MGB/Midgets, Jensen's, etc.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 5th November 2015 at 18:00

Lovely Tom, that must have been a joy to ride in that.

Comment by: Garry on 5th November 2015 at 19:11

If you don't get your hand right on the starting handle, it can rip the joints out of your hand and fingers.
It's whats known as kick back.

Comment by: Dorothy on 9th November 2015 at 23:07

I used to live in that house a number of years ago.

Comment by: Trev on 17th January 2016 at 16:26

Isn't it strange... we can still drive machines that have no real safety devices. No seat belts. Anti-locking brakes, air-bags, etcetera. Yet, if we drove a modern car without seat-belts fastened, we'd be hit with a fine. Weird and eccentric rules ....

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