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A Gipsy For 'Gypo'

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Austin Gipsy.

Owned by the same friend who restored the Atkinson that is pictured on the 'General' forum ('Any Ex-Miners?')

It's just one of his 'mechanical menagerie'

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Just like Les a bit battered

::D:::D:::D:::D:::D:

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:drive: BushTucker, I remember seeing plenty of AG knocking about years ago but I don't think they quite took off like LR's :thumbsup:

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No when every thing joined forces in the late '60's, the Gipsy got put out to grass as the LR was the world number one & a 'nice litle earner' for the company.

So why have 2 products competing for the same market?

Besides all the converters were tooled up for LR work & they'll have undoubtedly put some pressure on the situation

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:fear: The down fall of the Austin Gipsy was the same as iys forbearer the Austin Champ trouble with the rear axle. But what machine the champ was with its RR engine and would if around today knock the spots off the moden offroader :drive:

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:fear: The down fall of the Austin Gipsy was the same as iys forbearer the Austin Champ trouble with the rear axle. But what machine the champ was with its RR engine and would if around today knock the spots off the moden offroader :drive:

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:fear: The down fall of the Austin Gipsy was the same as iys forbearer the Austin Champ trouble with the rear axle. But what machine the champ was with its RR engine and would if around today knock the spots off the moden offroader :drive:

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Gipsy was independant front suspension & liable to grounding out in extreme site use.

Besides the steel construction didn't win it many friends.

http://www.austingipsytradingpost.co.uk/

Know of a fully restored Champ locally as well.

The Champ's axle problems were just a operator error fault as well, given that it had a 'shuttle' gearbox (same speed capabilities in forward & reverse) somew Squaddies were bound to try it out.

Apparantly questions were asked in 'The House' about all the large amounts of

development money thrown at the Champ

There is (as for everything ::D: ) a website, haven't looked yet, just found it.

http://www.austin-champ.co.uk/

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:jump: Hi Gypo I made a Boo Boo there.You are right about the Austin Champ In the army they were mainly used by the PBI (POOR Bloody INFANTY) But spent a good part of their life in Command Workshops :drive:

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**Warning. Digression From Topic**

Here's another model of Gypsy for you.

One of my 2 Border Collies.

Ex-NCDL rescue dog

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