(Saratoga walkies #6)
Two abandoned Austins on Patrick Crescent Saratoga, opposite the path to Mimosa Avenue. The white one is an A40. The green one is an A35.
The A40 looks like it's a Farina Mark I. Farinas were made from 1959 to 1967. The Mark I has windows you have lower and lift by hand and the engine was 948 cc. I've seen a few of these in car rallies I'm sure. Them or Morries.
Interior of the A40. 45,571 miles on the clock.
The badge on the front says Austin. No other badges were visible. Umina Rampart on Flickr tells me it's an Austin A30/A35.
The A35 2-door 4-seat saloon was built from 1956 to 1959 with a 948cc engine. The A35 was superseded in 1959 by the A40.
Brockie's first racing car in 1967 was an A30, though his had a Holden engine.
An A30 van was Wallace's pest control vehicle in the Wallace and Gromit movie The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. My all-time favourite Wallace and Gromit.
Interior of the A35. That's another box of parts down there in the passenger side. The backseat was sprung and all the springs were showing. They were pretty rusty of course. There was a creeper starting to grow into the back.
No idea what's left under the bonnets. No way I was sticking my fingers into redback territory.
It's a crying shame to see two such fun old cars in this state. Maybe some Austin fancier will see this and rescue them. No idea who owns them but the local residents will probably be eager to get them sold and gone.
Turn off Avoca Drive at the Green Point roundabout and it's the fifth street on your right, Patrick Crescent, right up the back. Or walk through from Mimosa Avenue.