Vintage Car Batteries–1932 Austin Lichfield Pickup spotted on display in a Garden Centre

Vintage Car Batteries

Old Austin spotted while delivering Vintage Car 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 actual 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 the part of a sort of farm and country display in the corner of one of the glass houses selling household ware.

 Vintage Car Batteries

Vintage Car Batteries;Austin pick-up side view


Luckily, I always keep my small camera with me. Therefore, and 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 pick-ups were known as “tillies” according to the article from “Gracesguide”. I successfully delivered the Vintage Car Batteries which were for an old split screen Morris Minor 1000.

Vintage Car Batteries

Old Austin Lichfield Pick-up picture 1


“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 Lancia 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.

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

Eric Roberts

Classic Car Batteries-Antique car parts including 6 VOLT BATTERIES.

Post Updated 31st Dec 2013

6 VOLT Classic Car Batteries for your vintage car

Owning an a super old or antique car is a dream shared by some men and women. Cruising down the high street on a lovely sunny day in an old or vintage car not only turns heads but it

Classic Car Batteries

Cars like this Rolls-Royce Wraith are fitted with Classic Car Batteries 6 volt batteries, some are converted to 12 Volt Battery systems but in general the vintage car owners prefer to keep the cars the way they were originally.

makes you feel great knowing that you’ve invested in something that will hold its value.
For many old car enthusiasts they decide to restore the antique car they’ve purchased but many go to specialists, who will restore the car for them, such a company in the Halifax area is Horsfields of Halifax. They know that even though it involves many hours of time and hard work, the end result is well worth the effort, and an eye catcher is born.

One of the first things to do if you are planning on restoring an antique car as a weekends job is to find out where you’ll go to find parts, but to start a restoration job you will probably have some information about where to get parts from, you will probably have visited many of the vintage car shows that go on throughout the year. Vintage car parts are usually difficult to find. You generally can’t walk into your local spare parts supply store and buy the part. Instead you will have to do a bit of research to find out where the antique car parts you need can be purchased. This can be done by buying specialist magazines or the latest trend is on the internet, this will include buying your tyres and your batteryClassic Car Batteries  (most vintage batteries are 6 Volt Classic Car Batteries).
The first place to look these days to research vintage car parts is on the internet, although specialist magazines are still popular in the UK, usually giving you web-site addresses where you can find the parts. Just go to a search engine and type in “vintage car parts” followed by which ever town you live in. You can also do the same if you are looking for Classic Car Batteries for your new project. With any luck many results will come up that will give you a local source for your parts.
There are several web site companies that work with their customers to find the old car parts they need for renovation . You simply request a part and the company will locate the required parts for you, the same as if you want a modern day car part (nothing new) .
There are also companies who only specialize in vintage car parts. They collect a vast collection of varied parts which looks like a breakers yard, and offer them to their customers through their website or store front. There will be additional charges for shipping but if you’ve been having trouble

Classic Car Batteries

This vintage leyland truck was also on 2x 6 volt vintage batteries

locating a specific part this can be the best way of buying what you want. This also applies to Classic Car Batteries,many battery companies now sell 6 volt Classic Car Batteries at cheap prices online.
Sometimes you can find a treasure in an unexpected place. Auto wreckers often have antique cars in their yards. These are cars that were not restored and they reached such a bad condition that they are now being used strictly for parts, it is surprising what you can pick up from a breakers yard.
Some auto salvage companies keep a very good computer record of their stocks regarding what is on their site. In this case you’ll simply need to call them and inquire about the part citing the type of antique car you have, but you will probably need the log book and chassis number of your soon to be restored car, this helps the breakers find you the correct part and wastes you less time.

6volt Classic Car Batteries need to be new  

 Some of the large scrap car yards do not allow you to just wonder around but the smaller auto wreckers prefer their customers to come to their location and look over the vehicles themselves, so it will be a good idea to take along some tools. Remember only buy new tyres and Classic Car Batteries, so that you know the condition that they are in from the start, and you will not then be let down on your first run out after the work has been completed.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Economy Car Tyre and 6 Volt Classic Car Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.