Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A new Austin: Some cutting edge design features.

Finally there's a new Austin proposal from the ADS (Austin Design Shed) department. It is not certain if this prototype will reach production as a roadster, coupe or cocktail bar. But this is cutting edge...

It started with the stripped shell of a fresh Austin 1800 Mk1 body
Lopping the roof off was easy
Then the rear was cut off
The sill construction is impressive and very strong
Now the floor was cut just after the bulkhead
Actually the car was beyond repair: quite severe rust in the floor and sills and many missing parts.  

It is amazing how strong this body is. Even after all these years.