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1957 Austin 5-Ton 503 - BRS Transporter [FE]

1957 Austin 5-Ton [FE] in Look at Life: A Car is Born, Documentary, 1959 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Trailer truck (tractor) — Model origin: UK

1957 Austin 5-Ton 503 - BRS Transporter [FE]

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-13 19:18

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Austin FE. Plate is Oxford County Borough Council March to May 1957.

Odd to see an Austin badged truck carrying MG cars.

https://www.trucksplanet.com/photo/austin/fe/fe_18868.jpg

Illustration of Austin grille.

-- Last edit: 2017-08-13 19:29:15

dsl SX

2017-08-13 20:32

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LHD MGs with whitewalls probably off to USA??

JCB UK

2017-08-13 23:34

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Suppose BRS could have sent a Commer QX or a Thames Trader transporter !

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-13 23:41

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I was thinking that a Morris FE would have been more suitable. There wasn't an MG version!

Sunbar UK

2017-10-02 14:39

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BMC/Austin-Morris used the same 5-ton '503' as here, and 7-ton '701' designations for the tractor units, although the tractor-trailer unit would be considerably higher (but not specified) a result of the rather loose ratings used at the time.

edit: 5-ton '503' designation

-- Last edit: 2017-10-02 15:01:01

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