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    Posted 4 years ago

    Austin_J40…
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    The blue Austin J40, # 17,8XX, (with Hood emblem) was discovered in New Tecumseh, Ontario, in a foreclosed antique shop, under the stairs in the basement, filled with scrap metal. It was terribly abused, crushed, and dragged around by a chain (on the front axle) when I found him...All chrome, switch, wire, lights, horn, hub caps, tires, seat, dash, bumpers....All missing. BUT it had the original H8 Champion plugs! Purchased for $100. Spent 13 months , mostly during the great winter of 2013; cobbling him back together with Austin parts ALL OVER THE GLOBE! That's a 2K PPG paint job there! This Austin was restored 22 days before my son (new owner) was born. I placed him on the seat of his Austin, he was 4 days old...and I softly said..."All for you my son"

    The red Austin J40 (my first Austin ever), # 28,2XX, was purchased at the Christie’s Auction house in New York City in 2012 for $1100 USD. I did not repaint this Austin, to pay homage and respect to the craftsman whom painted it before me (amazing job). Was missing lights, horn, switch, brake assembly, 1 foot pedal, and all the pink wire...It was in a private collection when the owner passed away. Now all restored with all OEM Austin parts. This red Austin is my Daughters, and she is 2.5 years old. Cannot reach the pedals yet.

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    1. zguy2112 zguy2112, 4 years ago
      GREAT cars! Excellent eye and restoration!! Love them.
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
      Brilliant! ! ;-)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Wonderful cars....and very lucky kids!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Wonderful job you did on them! You have lucky children :-)
      Welcome to CW!
    5. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      What an awesome job you did!! Any before picks on the one you found under the stairs?
    6. Austin_J40_Restore_CAN Austin_J40_Restore_CAN, 4 years ago
      Hi Collectors!

      If you wanted to see the before shots of the Austin's - I created a Facebook page called "Austin J40 Roadster Restoration - Canada" just google it and you can see all the restoring pics an videos!
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Wow! Fantastics!!
    8. campedalcar campedalcar, 4 years ago
      Wonderful! An Austin J40 or Pathfinder is still high on my want list.
    9. James27 James27, 4 years ago
      That's absoultely lovely! :)

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