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AUSTIN 1800 MK2 LONDON TO SYDNEY MARATHON CAR.

Sale price: £1,000,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Gateshead, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Model:
1800
Doors:
4
Mileage:
71,000
Engine:
1,848
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DIRECTORS OWN VEHICLE FOR 35 YEARS

1968G EX WORKS BMC AUSTIN 1800 MK2 LONDON TO SYDNEY MARATHON CAR

I BOUGHT THIS CAR BACK IN 1980 NOT KNOWING WHAT ITS HISTORY WAS. IT TURNED OUT THAT IT WAS CAR NUMBER 17 ENTERED INTO THE 1968 DAILY EXPRESS LONDON TO SYDNEY MARATHON.

6 COMPETITION CARS AND ONE RECCE CAR WERE PREPARED IN ABINGDON FOR THE EVENT. FOUR OF THEM WERE WORKS ENTERED. (THEY ARE THE RED CARS WITH BLACK BONNETS). ONE WAS ENTERED BY THE RAF AND THIS ONE WAS ENTERED BY THE ROYAL NAVY. THESE LATTER TWO WERE WORKS SUPPORTED.

OUT OF THE FOUR COMP CARS LEFT IN EXISTENCE THIS IS TRULY THE MOST UNIQUE AS IT WAS A "ONE OFF" FOR THE RN. THE REMAINING THREE CARS ARE VERY SIMILAR IN THAT THEY ARE ALL THE WORKS ENTERED RED AND BLACK CARS.

THIS CAR SUCCESSFULLY FINISHED THE 10. 00 MILE RALLY. COMING 31ST OUT OF 100 STARTERS. NOT BAD WHEN YOU CONSIDER IT WAS PILOTED BY A NOVICE RN CREW AND ONLY 56 CREWS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE EVENT.

IT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD. IT IS TAXED AND TESTED ON THE ROAD AND AVAILABLE TO VIEW

WINNER BEST IN CLASS JULY 2014 AT BRITISH MOTOR INDUSTRY HERITAGE MUSEUM

PLEASE IGNORE POSTED PRICE. ITS ACTUALLY £POA / OFFERS


CURRENTLY: COXON TERRACE BUSINESS CENTRE. SUNDERLAND ROAD. FELLING. GATESHEAD. NE10 0AQ

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