1966 Austin Gipsy

And the Gipsy heads off to Belgium

Today we bid farewell to our 1966 Austin Gipsy as she makes her way over to start a new life in Belgium.

Guy, the new owner, spends the majority of his time in the middle east for work but he intends to have the Gipsy fully restored locally to his home in Belgium.

Hopefully we’ll see some pictures of the progress but for now, this is the last time you’ll see this incredibly rare car on the Suffolk roads.

New Arrival – 1966 Austin Gipsy

Arriving in with us today, our 1966 Austin Gipsy.

Spent many years right here in Ipswich with original receipts from Firman’s Garage on Norman Crescent dating back to 1982.

This 4×4 utility vehicle was originally manufactured in 1962. It is one of four that were originally built for Heathrow Airport to transport VIP’s to and from the planes.

It was not registered for the UK roads until 1st December 1966.

Comes with lots of fantastic, local history and even the original workshop manual. The previous owner drove her daily and it came to us still with 7 months MOT.

As with all of the wonderful classics on the road today, it comes with it’s own unique and intriguing story. There are images online of The Beatles being transported in one of the four Gipsy’s used by Heathrow Airport but unfortunately no one has been able to identify which of the four was used.

Maybe one day, someone somewhere may be able to find out the truth!