The Austin FV1801 4 x 4 is powered by a 4 cylinder, Rolls Royce B40, 2838cc engine. It was sold directly to the civilian market and designated “Champ”. This military “cargo” version was built in 1953 and has been restored on site and is an example of the 12,000 made to Ministry of Defence specification from 1952 to 1956. It was specified as a cross-country general-purpose vehicle, which could tow an anti tank gun. Always controversial, many thought it was a replacement for the World War II jeep, which it was never designed to be.
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