Austin Champ

1956-1966, Hotchkiss, Quarter-ton jeep® series, Wanted, For Sale, and Knowledge Base
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Austin Champ

Post by mkoloc » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:32 pm

May have the opportunity to purchase all of these ...figure to complete two or maybe three restorations out of the group. Anyone had any experience with the Austin Champ 1/4 tons? These have very solid bodies and all 5 have their drive trains. Two are very complete with a promising/possible 3rd candidate.

Does anyone own, drive, restore, collect Champs? Would like to get some feedback on the vehicle. Have worked on MGA, Austin Healys, TR-3, etc back in the day but nothing like this, just wondering what I might be in for before I pull the trigger.

Mark.

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Re: Austin Champ

Post by mkoloc » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 pm

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Re: Austin Champ

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Re: Austin Champ

Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 am

Mark, although i have never owned one, they were made here in England. What i do know is they have a Rolls Royce engine in them and can go as fast backwards as they do forwards. You average about 14mpg, and parts are available but getting on the scarce side. Whether you can get these parts in your neck of the woods i do not know. Hope this helps. :D

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Re: Austin Champ

Post by artificer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:22 am

They are an expensive, maintenance intensive, nightmare. I would avoid.
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