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1962 Austin Gipsy G4 M10

1962 Austin Gipsy G4 M10 in Heartbeat, TV Series, 1992-2009 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: UK

1962 Austin Gipsy G4 M10

?? Unknown vehicle role

Comments about this vehicle

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Sunbar UK

2006-05-08 20:34

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Possibly an Austin Gypsy? (Not sure, cannot find any good sources of pictures so far)

Not an expert...but this does not look like Land Rover.

Sunbar UK

2006-05-08 20:42

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Yes Austin Gypsy, the first on this site I think.

Confirmed by wheel arch shapes....other 4X4 experts could know more?

Picture below of similar vehicle....I guess it was developed from the Austin Champ military 4X4 but it was never a success.

http://www.classic-wheels.co.uk/old_austin_gypsy.htm

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wrenchhead US

2006-05-08 20:51

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Excellent find Sunbar! here is the best pic I could find of this particular configuration http://www.nexicom.net/~spilek/thecars/car9.JPG

Sunbar UK

2006-05-08 20:58

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I doubt there are many that have survived. :)
Made from steel unlike the aluminium bodied Land Rovers.

Alexander DE

2006-05-08 21:56

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Exciting to see that one! :)

The Austin Gipsy was in production from 1958-68.
It started with the Series One and only 90" short wheelbase. A 111" long wheelbase was added with the Series Two in 1960, followed by the Series Four (yes, no Series Three!) in 1962. With the Series Four a more conventional suspension with semi-elliptic springs and beam axles became available as an alternative to the Flexitor independent suspension system.

If I see it right this one is a Series Four with beam axles. The full name would therefore be 'Austin Gipsy G4 M10' (1962-68).

M10 stands for 10 cwt loading capacity. The LWB model had 15 cwt and was accordingly called M15.

A few are still arround:
http://www.austingipsy.net


-- Last edit: 2006-05-08 21:57:46

Alexander DE

2006-05-08 22:08

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According to the http://www.austingipsy.net site there is another Austin Gipsy appearing in this TV series.
http://www.austingipsy.net/work.html

And this is probably the original vehicle shown here:
http://www.austingipsy.net/images/kevg4i.jpg
http://www.austingipsy.net/series4b.htm
My eyes didn't deceive me! :D

Alexander DE

2006-05-08 22:23

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BTW, it is one in my Top 100 list, which is now online. ;)

Sunbar UK

2006-05-08 22:24

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Gypsy and gipsy :/ ....didn't think of an alternative spelling. Thats why I could not find it.

Alexander DE

2006-05-08 22:30

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Sunbar wrote Gypsy and gipsy :/ ....didn't think of an alternative spelling. Thats why I could not find it.

I know that. My typing usually looks like this: G.Y.P.S...dam...<-<-<-.I.P.S.Y :lol:

der.krusche AT

2006-05-14 23:42

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Alexander wrote BTW, it is one in my Top 100 list, which is now online. ;)


well, in my town they use one for advertising - if the folks plan a *feuerwehrfest*:

[Image: 00205fr.9531.jpg]

:-))
martin

Alexander DE

2006-05-15 00:09

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der.krusche wrote ... in my town they use one for advertising ...

It could do with a little spit and polish... ;)

I think the Gipsies were exported in numbers to Switzerland and Austria. It is a pity they are so rare today!

orbitalpear UK

2010-06-16 01:32

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It is indeed this Gipsy:

http://www.austingipsy.net/images/kevg4i.jpg

I have the pleasure of knowing its owner.

Cheers,

OP

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