To Top

Austin Champ Concord, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

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

austin-champ-sfbay1 austin-champ-sfbay2 austin-champ-sfbay3 austin-champ-sfbay4

To Top

2 Austin Champs Interlaken, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

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.”

year-austin-champ-interlaken-ny2

year-austin-champ-interlaken-ny

To Top

1949 Jeepster Champaign, IL $9850

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. 

(12/04/2014) Needs TLC of some kind.

“1949 Willys Jeepster 4 cyl. 3 speed manual on colum.
Just tuned , starts runs, converted to 12 volt, new exhaust, has newer top, has all the side curtians with clear plastic. paint is very dull but could be wet sanded and buffed, still needs a lil TLC, but worth the effort.”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/5669239469.html

1949-jeepster-champaign-il2 1949-jeepster-champaign-il3 1949-jeepster-champaign-il4

To Top

Jeeps @ the World Championship Burro Race

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

1957-09-willys-news-mile-high-event2

This September 1957 article from Willys News highlights an 11 mile jeep race as part of the World Championship Burro races that year (Burro races are still held). The course was originally from Leadville to FairPlay over Mosquito Pass, but heavy snows shortened the course from Alma to FairPlay.

If I read the article correctly, Denver’s Mile High Jeep Club had 600 members in 1957? No wonder it was considered the largest jeep club in the world!

fairplay-alma-leadville-colorado

This map roughly highlights how far the race was. Cutting the race back to Alma shortened it considerably.

1957-09-willys-news-mile-high-event-text

Continue reading

To Top

Austin Champ from the Netherlands **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

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”

austin-champ-netherlands7

austin-champ-netherlands5

austin-champ-netherlands6

austin-champ-netherlands1

Continue reading

To Top

1954 Austin Champ Lawrence, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

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”

 

1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks1 1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks2 1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks3 1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks4

To Top

1948 CJ-2A Champaign Urbana, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price

Looks complete. Unclear if it runs.

“Just wantin to trade this off,
Like the jeep, but tempts me to do something I shouldn’t
Just assume trade it off.
Make offers.
If not, lost my butt already, I’ll do a frame out.”

1948-cj2a-chambana1 1948-cj2a-chambana2 1948-cj2a-chambana3 1948-cj2a-chambana4

To Top

1941 Champion Spark Plugs Ad on eBay

This ad depicts a Bantam BRC-60.

“From a 1941 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, this is an ad for Champion Spark Plugs with art by Vickery. Illustrated are 8 uses for Champion Spark Plugs:
1. Bomber, Trainer, Airliner or Light Plane
2. Tanks
3. Reconnaissance Car or Jeep
4. Motorcycle
5. PT Boats of the Mosquito Fleet
6. American Industry
7. Farm Tractors
8. Trucking Industry
13 5/8″ x 10 1/8″
Excellent condition”

View all the information on eBay

1941-bantam-champion-spark-plugs-brochure

To Top

1943 Champion Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Marc spotted this Champion Spark Plug Ad on eBay.

“Size is approximately 8.5″X12”
Original advertisement, not a copy
Shipped in a mailing tube OR in an envelope, between heavy cardboard in zip lock bag
All U.S. shipments include delivery confirmation
All ads are stored in a climate controlled, non-smoking environment
Grading, All of our ads are in “EXCELLENT” condition, nothing less. We would not sell an ad that we would not display ourselves. We are collectors first!”

View all the information on ebay

1943-champion-spark-plug-ad

To Top

1951 Austin Champ Toledo, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

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”

1951-austin-champ-toldeo-or1 1951-austin-champ-toldeo-or2 1951-austin-champ-toldeo-or3 1951-austin-champ-toldeo-or4

To Top

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

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

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”

1960-austin-champ-longbeach-ca1 1960-austin-champ-longbeach-ca2 1960-austin-champ-longbeach-ca3 1960-austin-champ-longbeach-ca4

To Top

1944 & 1945 Champion Spark Plug Canadian Ads on eBay

Here are two different Canadian Champion Spark Plug ads that include jeeps.  The first one looks Ford GPish.

“ORIGINAL STUNNING 1945 WWII ARMY SOLDIERS CHAMPION SPARK PLUG AD CANADA WILLYS JEEP ARMY. Magazine ad, measures 5″ x 6″ approx, in very good condition.”

View all the information on eBay

1945-ford-gp-champion-spark-plug-ad

* * * * * *

“ORIGINAL 1944 CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS MOTOR AD CANADA JEEP ARMY RATION COUPON GASOLINE. Magazine ad, measures 5″ x 2″ approx, in very good condition.”

View all the information on eBay

1944-ford-gp-champion-spark-plug-ad

To Top

Austin Champ Belton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

“this is a 1956 English jeep project
right hand drive
texas title
engine and running gear intact
I was going to pull the body and drop it on something else…it’s now being used as field art, a conversation piece while beer drinking and a photo prop for red necks”

austin-champ1 austin-champ2 austin-champ3 austin-champ4

To Top

2 Austin Champs Miami, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

(08/23/2012) This might not be a bad price.  One of these looks in pretty good shape.

“Very rare Jeep, 4×4 or 2×4, Austin Champ, 24Volts, everything water proof, four independent wheels heavy duty, 4 cylinder in line Rolls Royce. I have two ready to be restore, unfortunately I have no place and time to work on it. Both are in great shape, both engines are free, and one of them did runs.”

To Top

Austin Champ Lawrence, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

This Austin Champ is rough.

“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”

1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks5 1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks2 1954-austin-champ-lawrence-ks1

Continue reading

To Top

1963 Champion AD Includes FC-170 Trip on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Champion Spark Plug ad includes a description of an around-the-world trip in an FC-170. I would think there is an english version of this somewhere, too?

“Original Vintage Ad from an old magazine year 1963 in SPANISH from CHILE
You are bidding is an ORIGINAL ADVERTISEMENT from a MAGAZINE, not a reproduction.
Perfect for framing. Once framed it will make an excellent addition to your home or office.

View all the information on eBay

Ad in FINE CONDITION, NEAR MINT.
DOUBLE PAGE: 20 x 13.5 inches
each page: 10 x 13.5 inches approach”

Continue reading

To Top

1954 Austin Champ Birmingham, Mi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , .

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.]”

To Top

1963 Austin Champ Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(03/03/2011) This is the nicest Champ I’ve ever seen.

“UP4AUCTION hosted by Discover Classic Cars is very pleased to offer you this 1963 AUSTIN CHAMP JEEP! This a rather rare vehicle, these were the civilian versions of the British combat vehicles. This has 12,130 ACTUAL miles and will definitely cause heads to turn wherever you show up in it. This is not a daily driver and is not built for highway driving. Normal speed is roughly 30mph and its maximum speed is 60mph at 3,700rpm.  This Champ will also ford to a depth of 1 foot 6 inches.

The temperature gauge is in-op presently, Red main indicator light is burned out and the hand brake is in need of an adjustment.

Finished in Maroon with Blue fenders, the exterior of this Austin shows well. There are a few blemishes in the paint, please view the photographs below or call us for additional details. The White vinyl removable soft top and doors are in very good condition. The Maroon vinyl seats are in good condition, there is minor wear present and a tear on the inside of the passenger seat.  The carpeting also shows minor wear just so you’re aware. Please view all of the photographs below or call us for details….”