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1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE

Sale price: £3,930.00 make an offer

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Date: 2018-07-02
Is it still for sale? Mel Woolfe (from Northants) offered Asking price gbp
Date: 2018-08-13
Percy Smith offered 4000 gbp
Date: 2018-08-21
Would have to view before final purchase Fred Champion (from Blackpool UK) offered 4500 gbp
Date: 2018-09-01
Karl gilsenan (from Coventry ) offered 4000 gbp
Date: 2018-10-10
is the chasis good and the engine,yours julian. julian osborne (from goldsithney) offered 4000 usd
Date: 2018-10-11
dear sir is the engine good and chassis does it drive ok,yours julian. julian osborne (from goldsithney) offered 4000 usd
Date: 2018-10-11
Dear sir does this run good and is the chassis rot free,yours julian. julian osborne (from goldsithney) offered 5500 gbp
Date: 2018-10-14
Is this vehicle still for sale as my father had one when he was in the army and I have always wanted to drive and own the ne Chris chappel (from Suffolk) offered 7000 gbp
Date: 2018-10-14
Chris chappel (from Suffolk) offered 7000 usd
Date: 2018-11-04
Good morning Is the Champ still available?Kind regards Phil Philip Badder offered ?6500 usd
Date: 2018-11-22
Gerrard walsh (from Skipton North Yorkshire) offered 5,000.00 gbp
Date: 2018-11-22
I would love for you to sell this vehicle to me Gerrard walsh (from Skipton North Yorkshire) offered 5,000.00 gbp
Date: 2018-11-22
Gerrard walsh (from Skipton North Yorkshire) offered 5000,00 gbp
Date: 2019-01-28
ROBERT GOVERTS (from HERENTALS BELGIUM) offered 7000.00 gbp
Date: 2019-01-28
ROBERT GOVERTS (from HERENTALS BELGIUM) offered 7000.00 gbp
Date: 2019-05-18
Hi, is your Champ still for sale? Jerry Arron (from Bristol) offered usd
Date: 2019-07-14
i need to see pictures not sure where to look Tim Morris (from Hopatcong) offered //// usd
Date: 2019-07-14
just found the photos lol Tim Norris (from Hopatcong) offered ??? usd
Date: 2019-11-05
where in uk are you located? thanks matty offered 4000 gbp
Date: 2020-02-08
Is this vehicle still available? Nigel Stack (from Mallorca) offered 4050 gbp
Date: 2020-02-18
Nigel Stack (from Can Pastilla) offered 7450 gbp
Date: 2020-06-19
Is the Champ still for sale ? Raymond Hackney (from Stoke on Trent) offered gbp
Date: 2020-11-27
I am interested in this car. Send me more details also via WhatsApp (+4367683422201)Tks a lot. Artur Praxmarer (from Innsbruck-Austria) offered 5000 gbp
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Skoda
Year: 1952
Type: MPV
Color: Green
Engine: 2,660
Transmission: Manual
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1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE for sale

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1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE Photo
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE
  • 1952 AUSTIN CHAMP - RARE, GREAT FUN, SAME OWNER 40 YEARS. RARELY SEEN FOR SALE

Yes. it's an AUSTIN CHAMP. Built for a few years only from 1951. the Champ was targeted mainly at the military and was very much a unique vehicle and years ahead of its time. the Rolls-Royce B40 engine. it was a 5-speed vehicle (yes. all those years ago) but - quite remarkably - it could use all five gears moving backwards as well as going forwards. Frightening? You bet. I had a go at reversing in 3rd and it got a bit hairy. I guess an old unused airfield would be good fun though! The Champ's engine was totally water-proofed. so allowing it to drive through 2 metres of water with its snorkel up. They can go just about anywhere and do just about anything. You can use it. as I have done. just cruising around the Dales in 2-wheel drive with free-wheeling hubs. Or you can lock the front wheels on and pull the lever back to 4-wheel drive. In 1st gear it would take a hill. cliff or mountain like a goat! This model is known as the FFW. that it to say Fitted For Wireless. It still has the original Army radio fitted although I know nothing about whether it would work or not! I did have a go at "Broadsword calling Danny Boy" but nothing happened until the Germans came over the hill in hot pursuit and I had to make a swift getaway. In 2-wheel drive this time. She has the big 2660 lump fitted. which is the correct spec in this case. RR were unable to keep up with the demand for supplying Champ engines and so they give Austin permission to make them under licence. The chap I bought her from actually owned her for 41 years. He is ex-Army himself and was a driver/mechanic. In civilian life. he ran his own garage and has always kept the Champ up to standard. Obviously. as a 64-year-old military vehicle. it has seen welding. fabricated sections etc - but everything has been done to a good standard. He was always doing it for his himself after all. It has a brand new canvas cover as well as the two doors which hang on easily and shut properly. The bulk of the fun however is driving her totally stripped as it were (see my photos). Immense fun and rarely do you see them offered for sale. They command high money these days. Have a look on the internet. When I looked recently. there were just two or three! She does everything she should although driving her is an art and I think I have mastered it now. Five gears in both directions etc. However. you will find that the old girl's torque is so amazing that you can pull away in 5th. On the open road. I use just 4th and 5th and tend to pull away in 3rd. As I say. you have to get used to it. I did not actually buy her to sell on. I bought her for myself and I have had terrific fun flying around the country lanes and tracks. I always wanted one and I could not resist the temptation. Sadly. my quest to totally restore an exceptionally ancient Series I Land Rover at the same time is going to have to take priority and so this old girl is going up for sale. I still may change my mind. even at this stage. I accept all major debit/credit cards and a ten per cent deposit is required at the point of sale with the balance due within three days. I can also assist with delivery and so please ask for a quote. She is an ancient ex-military vehicle and great fun. She is not a modern day car and does not come with any kind of warranty or assurances. She is what she is. Thanks. Martin (07595-020282).

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Deltour, dated 21 april 2020
Bonsoir Pourriez vous me communiquer si il existe un club en Belgique et si vous savez ou me procurer des pièces
J'ai le même qui dormait depuis 15 ans au fond de mon garage et je veux la remmetre en marche Elle tourne mais j'ai besoin de pièce et d'un manuel
Merci de votre réponse
Jacky Deltour papyespagne@gmail.com


from Barrie Nicholas, dated 08 march 2020
Is this Champ still for sale

from Barrie Nicholas, dated 08 march 2020
Is the champ still for sale

from Charlie Browne, dated 09 december 2019
Offering £3930 subject to being in drive-away condition
(Looks great)


from Tim Morris, dated 14 july 2019
is this still for sale

from Chris, dated 22 may 2019
Is champ still for sale as cannot find on eBay and have cash cheers

from tim morrie, dated 16 february 2019
still for sale ???

from Gerrard walsh, dated 22 november 2018
I want you to please sell me your champ.. What is it's condition beside the great story and description.
Yours Gerry.


from julian osborne, dated 13 october 2018
dear sir,sorry but my husband will not be buying this car,im not lending him any more money,Carol.

from julian osborne, dated 12 october 2018
Dear sir,i cant be bothered as i said ill have it,im buying 10 krugerands but i would rather buy this 4x4,let me know yoursjulian.

from Colin Bonfield, dated 06 october 2018
Good Evening,
I have tried to contact you via the 'phone.
I am looking to buy an Auustin Champ and stumbled accross your ad.
I do have cash and I am looking at another 2 Champs during the week.
I wold be most grateful if you could advise if your car is still for sale and where I can view it.
Regards
Colin


from jerry welch, dated 22 september 2018
Is the Champ for sale, or not?

from jerry welch, dated 22 september 2018
Is it for sale or not?

from jerry welch, dated 19 september 2018
Hi there. Is it still available? What is the current bid? Where are you?

from Andrew , dated 03 september 2018
Hi is the champ still available. Thank you

from Geoff, dated 24 july 2018
Hello
Champ sounds great!
Is it still available?
Thanks, Geoff


from Steve, dated 15 july 2018
Is the Austin Champ still for sale and if so would it be possible to view it. Thanks Steve

from MG, dated 06 january 2018
is your champ still for sale,price ?
thx


from Paul Harrison , dated 18 september 2016
Hi Martin

Just seen your Austin champ for sale. Where are you in the UK?, are there any mechanical issues with the vehicle also what is the bodywork like any rust ?

Many thanks

Paul


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