Austin Champ 3072, 30 BE 72, ACJ 247B
3072, 30 BE 72, ACJ 247B|
April 2013. The Champ was for sale on eBay for £6,750, item no. 221201438786. Also at Car and Classic Advert
It was sold at Brightwells Auctions on 6 March 2013 for £4,700 plus 10% buyers commission plus VAT @20% on the commission.
The engine, 50222, is the original fitted on the production line.
The Auctioneer's description:
"As a letter in the history file from the Champ Register confirms, this particular vehicle entered Army service in June 1953 with 1st Vehicle Group at Ashchurch in Gloucestershire. It was taken out of service in 1962 and sold at auction the following year, being first registered for civilian use in February 1964. The original green log book shows that it then had two owners in the Leominster and Malvern areas.
About 10 years ago the vehicle was found languishing in a barn by the previous owner who set about a thorough recommissioning. This included fitting a new back axle, new tyres, new seat covers and a new hood. Granted an MOT and put back on the road in 2005, it has since seen only light use, mainly driving to local shows and the 33,000 miles on the clock is quite possibly genuine.
Said to be in excellent running order and still with its original engine fitted, it comes with various military accessories such as pick-axe, shovel and jerry can, plus various invoices for the restoration and subsequent maintenance. Although the last MOT expired in October 2011, it is thought that getting a new one should be no more than a formality (although, being a pre-1960 vehicle, it does not require an MOT in any case)."