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1954 Austin Champ Overland, MO $2000

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It will take plenty of work and money to get this going again.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/474304446903503

“This is an ex-British Army Austin Champ. Built in 1954 it served in an ordinance regiment up until 1967 when it was sold off by the queens royal army. Its fairly complete. It is fitted with a Rolls Royce B40 engine that has a full water proofing kit fitted. Its a 5 speed transmission with a selectable high low and reverse tranfercase. Im looking for $2000 or best offer.”

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1952 Austin Champ Grand Rapids, MI $13,900

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Looks in good shape.

https://www.racingjunk.com/Austin/184065608/1952-Austin.html

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“This particular Champ starts, runs and drives extremely well with the working four forward and reverse gears which is pretty fun to drive. Another cool thing which makes it nice is the full syncromesh transmission unlike the Jeep counterparts. This would make a great parade or cottage vehicle

The Austin Champ was a Military and Civilian Jeep like vehicle made in the 1950’s. The Military versions were known by Truck, ¼ ton, CT, 4×4, Cargo, FFW and Mk1. After about 30 prototypes were built they decided on what you see here. Most of these vehicles went to the British Military hence the FFW stands for Fitted For Wireless or Remote radio communications.

These were also quite unique because of the indestructible Rolls Royce 4-Cylinder engines that were made for these. Another unique feature is the fact that these engines were basically water-proof. This technology also proved to be extremely expensive too complex and limited to just cross country travel which it was extremely capable of. In-fact, it cost way more than the Land Rovers that were being built for the same thing..”

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Year? Austin Champ Sacramento, CA $800

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Looks like a fair price. The seller saved this from a crusher.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-austin-champ-jeep-4×4/7224973471.html

“Truck, 1/4 ton, CT, 4×4, Cargo & FFW, Austin Champ right side drive made in England
VIN. WN1 2515 / Chassis No. 2515 / Vehicle No. 25 BE 15 / Contract No. 6/VEH/5531
Manufacturer: Austin Motor Company
Also called: FV1801(a), WN1, WN2, WN3
Production: 1 September 1951 – May 1956
Body & Chassis: Four-seat “Jeep”-style tub ¼ ton 4X4
Engine: 2838 cc 80 hp (60 kW) I4 petrol
Dimensions: Length: 3.66 m (12 ft) / Width: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) / Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 1½ in)
The engine is a four-cylinder in-line petrol unit of 2838 cc capacity (3.5-inch-diameter (89 mm) pistons × 4.5-inch (110 mm) stroke) designed by Rolls Royce and was the smallest of the standardized B-Range military engines

No title, bill of sale only. May consider trades.
Saved from the crusher looking for a good home.”

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2 Austin Champs Bend, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

Blaine shared these Champs for sale. One even runs!

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“Selling 2 1954 Austin Champs 4×4

The green with Black wheels $4500
Runs smooth
Has a title CA Pink slip
Nice tires
Has rust under battery compartment
Has snorkel kit. Can go in 6ft of water
Brakes are not working, I will try and get them working this week

The tan wheel $1200
Does not run
No title
Has some rust
Body rough
No front seats
Missing glass
Rear end taken apart

They are located close to Sunriver, OR Willing to trade for Motorcycle or small foreign car or pickup.”

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Austin Champ Fire Fly Engines

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As I’ve mentioned, I once made the ‘mistake’ of buying three Austin Champ fixer-uppers to save them from being crushed. Despite that experience, I joined the Austin Champ group, as sometimes I find Champs for sale and post the links on the site.

The other day someone posted a 1955 ad for the Champ Firefly, which was a type of fire engine built on the Champ chassis. I’d never heard of them, so thought folks might find these ads interesting.

Here’s a an actual Austin Champ NSL 418 Firefly Fire Engine:

The next three ads were all listed on this site: https://www.aviationancestry.co.uk/?searchQuery=Fire+Armour&startYear=1909&endYear=1980

The first two ads, from 1954, are for Champ Firefly Airfield Crash Trucks:

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1950 Photo of the Austin Champ on eBay

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This prototype looks a bit different from the finished version.

View all the information on eBay

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“1950 Press Photo Jeep Developed by British, Bagshot Heath, England. This is an original press photo. A new 80 horsepower jeep, developed by the British, was demonstrated recently at Bagshot Heath, England. Larger than the standard model, the new vehicle is specially equipped for beach landings. The engine will run underwater. England, army, defense, equipment. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-10-1950.”

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Austin Champ Saco, ME **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7750

(08/27/2018) Seems like a pretty good price.

“1950 Austin Champ 4×4 British Military Jeep, 4 Cylinder Rolls Royce Motor, 5 Speed Transmission, 24V System, Right Hand Drive, Very Original, New Correct Brown Upholstery Seat Covers, Fold Out Windshield, Runs Very Well, Capable Of Road Speeds, Dedicated Club And Parts Source $7750”

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Year? Austin Champ Raymond, NY $4000

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Given this doesn’t run, Id be careful spending more than $2000 on it. Parts are hard to find and expensive (I owned three at one point). There is a FB page for Champ owners.

“1952-62 not entirely sure of model year, Austin Champ. England’s attempt at making copy of the Willys jeep. 7spds forward + 7 in reverse. 9000 original miles. Right hand drive. 4 cylinder Rolls Royce engine. 24v system, 4 wheel independent suspension. antique fisher plow. one of very, very few here in the U.S. This thing will go like a tank. $4000 or best offer.”

https://nh.craigslist.org/ctd/d/austin-champ-jeep-ultra-rare/6400356889.html

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Austin Champ Concord, CA No Price

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It’s an expensive project. This is in a condition similar to a couple others I bought.

“Selling a very early (one of the first 500) Austin Champs. This has been a California car for many years and has been off the road since 1978. It still has its original black and yellow license plates. This would be a great project. It is complete with its original engine, and spares.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5811619744.html

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2 Austin Champs Interlaken, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Were on eBay.

“Pair Austin Champs British Military Jeeps
HUGE amount of extra parts.
This auction is for both jeeps, all parts, books, etc.
One looks to be 1960 and one looks to be a 1962.
As you can see one is in a little better shape than the other.
NOT RUNNING. Both Rolls Royce engines intact. Looks like all drive trains intact.
The engine turned on the one in better condition as the fan was turning when we towed it out and it was in gear, so the motor is free on that one. We are pretty sure they other motor will turn as well.
These are rugged old units.
A lot of various parts included. All books look to be original.
Have extra front fenders, a complete windshield unit, and steering wheel and column not pictured.
Also have extra drive train parts.
These are pick up only. Bring a big trailer. Probably 2 pallets of parts.
We can assist with loading. All arrangements up to winning bidder.
Don’t ask us to part these out. You get everything!!
These are outside. They will remain there until picked up. Parts are stored inside.
I added what pics I could. If you want more or specifics ask.”

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Austin Champ from the Netherlands **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

An original running Austin Champ? That’s a miracle!

“A rare opportunity to own a piece of motoring history! This is a truly rare truck.
Very original and unrestored austin champ, nice and almost rustfree condition, runs and drive very good without problems.paint is decent but not perfect, complete with softtop, for more info please contact us.

This version of the Champ is built and used an Austin A90 Atlantic motor”

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1954 Austin Champ Lawrence, KS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500. 

(07/26/2013) This is pretty rough. Hard to get inexpensive parts for these.

“I have a austin champ

Very rare vehicle, only 15000 made total
They were made in the uk so there is only a handfull in the us

It has a rolls royce 4 cyl mk2
And a 5 speed transmission
5 forward gears and 5 reverse gears, goes same speed in reverse as driving

This is a pretty rough unit, but does have great potential
It has flat tires
Does not run but motor is free, it has a 24v system
Has gun holsters, shovel bracket, pick ax bracket
You wont find to many of these around here
Not in any hurry to sell, the value is going up daily on this item
Restored ones can bring up to 50k”

 

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1951 Austin Champ Toledo, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

Another sad Austin Champ.

“51 austin champ. british millitary jeep looking thing. right hand drive. motor rolls over by hand. tires are shot. its a bit beat but it is restorable. only thing mechanical thats missing is the coil. has the bow for the soft top. make an offer. if it doesnt sell its going to scrap. text or call works best. 54I 27O 6I26. email works but i dont check it every day”

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1960 Austin Champ Long Beach, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

“1960 Austin Champ British Military vehicle. Licensed in CA. Complete except no canvas top. Rolls Royce 4-cylinder motor. Right-hand drive. Please see photos for condition. Vehicle is located at Modern Specialist Inc. German Auto Repair at 6190 Cherry Ave Long Beach. Call or visit if you need more information”

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