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'IMPORTANT NOTICE'

Unfortunately, we have to close this business until
the 1st January 2018 due to the owners health issues -
and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

     

4 X 4  COMBAT VEHICLE  - DESIGNATION  FV1801
 
 

The Austin Champ was designed by Alex Isigonis (Designer of the Austin Mini Car) at the end of WW2 to
meet the requirements of the British Army for a fast attack combat vehicle to replace the American Jeep.

The Austin Champ was built with a 24 volt electrical system and a reliable Rolls Royce designed engine,
enabling the vehicle to out-perform all of it's contemporaries with features such as being amphibious in
1.5 metres of water, having superb torsion bar suspension, five forward and reverse gears, giving it a
tremendous cross country ability.

     
 

Production commenced in 1950 after four years
of development and continued until 1955.
Approximately 11,000 Austin Champs were
manufactured and it is believed that only 1000
of these vehicles survive world-wide.

The Austin Champ was armed with a machine gun
and rocket launcher, but was also employed in
various other applications such as radio
communication's and ambulance vehicle.

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Champ Spares HOME PAGE
ABOUT Champ Spares
Austin Champ HISTORY
Catalogue & PRODUCTS
Worldwide PHOTO GALLERY
Austin Champ HANDBOOK
Military and Militaria SHOWS
CONTACT Champ Spares
Austin Champ OWNERS CLUB
History