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1954 Austin Champ Birmingham, Mi **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $29000

As a former owner of three of these, I can attest to their lack of value.

“Austin was commissioned to build the Champ to replace WWII Willys Jeeps in the British Military service. It is powered by a modular Rolls-Royce engine that produces 80 horsepower. The engine is linked to a 5 speed synchromesh transmission that has no integral reverse gear, drive being taken by the propshaft to a rear transaxle which incorporated a reverse mechanism that acted on all five ratios and is controlled by a separate lever. The suspension is fully independent double wishbones with a longitudinal torsion bar and telescopic hydraulic damper at all four wheels.

Recently, over $8,000 was spent replacing all the axle seals and gaskets for the front and rear differentials. The front and rear shocks were also replaced and the entire undercarriage and suspension was cleaned, undercoated, and detailed.]”

 

3 Comments on “1954 Austin Champ Birmingham, Mi **SOLD**

  1. deilers

    With labor, yes I suppose that might just be possible. That should be a warning NOT to buy this vehicle, because repairing them is expensive!!

    The parts on these vehicles must be imported. That’s why I thought that buying the parts champs would be valuable. It turns out that Champs are soooo rare that there is very little market at all.

  2. Merlin Hanson

    There are about 900 known in existence. I had one three years ago and after working on it for a week sold it. They are labor intensive, too heavy, rather unwieldy, and despite the proportions, much larger than a Jeep. This is what happens when a comittee designs a vehicle!!

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