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Vintage Car Batteries
Vintage Car Batteries
Old Austin spotted while delivering batteries in the area.
I was very surprised when I called into a local garden centre for a coffee at there coffee shop. I love old and vintage cars, and in fact, we sell the 6 volt hard rubber vintage car batteries that fit these old vehicles. To my amazement, I saw an old vintage car forming part of a sort of farm and country display in the corner of one of the glass houses selling household ware.
Luckily, I always keep my small camera with me. Therefore, we were able to take a couple of pictures for my blog . The car turned out to be a pick-up and was an Austin Lichfield Pick-up from 1932. Hence, the car is very rare. Thus, I was really pleased to come across such a wonderful old car.
Morris Minor Vintage Car Batteries delivered
These Austin vans and pickups were known as “tillies,” according to the article from “Graces guide”. I successfully delivered the classic car batteries, which were for an old split screen Morris Minor 1000.
“A virtually new car was launched in 1939 with the body shell incorporating the floor to give a semi-unitary structure. The car was completely restyled by Argentine born Ricardo “Dick” Burzi who had joined Austin from in 1929.
In all during the war 53,000 of the saloons, pick-ups and vans, the last two unofficially known as “Tillies”, were made.With peace in 1945 a change was immediately made to civilian production but with the post-war financial crisis they were nearly all exported with the first one arriving in the United States in July 1945. So, 038 batteries are now used for many classic cars.
The van also re-appeared post-war with a slightly larger 1,237-cc engine”…Read more on this old and very rare car at http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Austin:_Ten
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