1959 Austin Gipsy Less than 300 miles on full restoration.
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- Model: Gipsy
- SubModel: Gipsy
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 300
- VIN: 2880
- Color: Tan
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Austin Gipsy Gipsy
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Austin picked the name with an "i" spelling rather than the normal "y" in gypsy. The Gipsy was visually similar to the Land Rover, ut unlike the Land Rover, he Gipsy's bodywork was steel. The suspension was sophisticated, ndependent suspension all round using Flexitor rubber springs, hich gave the Gipsy the ability to travel at high speeds over rough terrain. As an option, ater models offered leaf springs on the front and rear.It used a BMC 2199 cc petrol engine based on the one in the Austin A70; the compression ratio was 6.8:1, aking the petrol-powered vehicle tolerant of low octane fuel. A 2178 cc diesel-engined version was also offered.It was available initially in a 90-inch (2286 mm) wheelbase (later known as the Short wheelbase [SWB] version) to which was added a 111-inch (2819 mm) Long wheelbase (LWB) from Series II.With the merger of BMC and Leyland to form British Leyland, he Austin Gipsy and the Land Rover were then produced by the same company. Production of the Gipsy was stopped after around 21,208 vehicles had been sold.
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATIONEXTERIOR: The body was restored and straightened including welding new metal in the usual rusted areas including rockers and battery box all restoration looks stock or better. Some liberties were taken with interior and paint to make this classic look even more classic. Alloy wheels off of a 1996 Land Rover defender bolted on and look great
INTERIOR: The interior is immaculate. A Brown Leather Bench seat is beautiful and the floors have been undercoated with a tan rhino lining. The front floor is covered with a rubber mat.Seat is all new. from base to Leather upholstery. Shift boots were also made in same leather. custom rubber floor mat was also made to look as if it were stock. zipping glove box covers were also made to match. A new ivory colored steering wheel with matching shift knobs. and seat belts finishes the classic look.
MECHANICAL: Totally rebuilt Austin A70 Inline 4 cylinder motor. They only produced about 1500 Gipsies in 1959, nd there aren't many left. These were one of the first, f not the first 4 wheel drive to have independent suspension on all four wheels. They were said to outperform the Range Rovers of the day.
IN THE INTERST OF FULL DISCLOSURE, HE FOLLOWING IS WORTH NOTING:- Speedometer does not function. It spins all the way around. Mildly entertaining, ut not helpful.
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