1964 Austin Gipsy


  • Rare heavy-duty G4 M10 variant with all-round leaf spring suspension and beam axles
  • Beautifully presented inside, out and underneath
  • Powered by a torquey 2.2-litre diesel engine

The Appeal

Following the commercial failure of the technically advanced, yet overcomplicated Austin Champ, BMC looked to the Land Rover for inspiration and developed the strikingly similar Austin Gipsy. Offered at a more competitive price point, the Gipsy proved a popular Land Rover alternative and was produced for ten years until BMC and Leyland merged in 1968. 
While most Gipsys utilised the sophisticated “Flexitor” independent suspension design, a heavy-duty variant was later offered in small numbers, with leaf springs all-round - more akin to Land Rovers of the period. Called the G4 M10, here we have one such example, dating from 1964. It is presented in very good overall condition, retaining all of its period charm inside and out. The only real concession to originality is the powerplant - a 2.2-litre diesel engine (also original Gipsy fitment) which replaces this car’s factory petrol unit. We understand that this engine was fitted as a ‘brand new’ replacement in period, although there’s no documentation to confirm this.
For those seeking a novel Land Rover alternative that’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes, this Austin Gipsy would be a most worthy addition to your collection.

The History and Paperwork

  • V5C present 
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate obtained, confirming the original specifications
  • Collection of old MOT certificates
  • It would appear that the vehicle has undergone some significant restoration worm in the past, although details of this are not recorded
  • 9,333 miles indicated although the true figure is not recorded

The Condition

  • All steel construction - unlike a Land Rover
  • The bodywork looks to be very straight and free from signs of corrosion
  • Very smart green paintwork with few imperfections overall
  • Originally supplied with a soft top although now equipped with a practical hard top roof
  • A passenger side windscreen wiper was an optional extra which this example has had from new
  • OEM steel wheels shod with period-style off-road tyres
  • Two-piece tailgate
  • Spartan and hardwearing interior
  • Heater optioned from new
  • Period-correct green vinyl upholstery with some light patina but no excessive wear
  • Sliding windows, again much like a Land Rover of the period
  • Additional bench seats in the rear, mounted longitudinally
  • Underneath, all looks in fantastic order, with no signs of excessive corrosion to the chassis
  • The clean presentation of the underside suggests this car has not spent much time off-road

The Mechanics 

  • 2.2-litre four-cylinder NA diesel engine fitted
  • Glow plugs operated via a switch on the dashboard
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Leaf springs and beam axles front and rear
  • Selectable low range and four-wheel drive selected via red and yellow levers - just like a Land Rover
  • We understand it to be in very good working order and driving well

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1964
  • Make Austin
  • Model Gipsy
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 9,333 Miles
  • Engine size 2200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Torquay
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • Mi•••• £8,600 23/11/23
  • ti•••• £8,500 23/11/23
  • Mi•••• £8,400 23/11/23
  • ti•••• £8,300 23/11/23
  • Mi•••• £8,200 23/11/23
  • ti•••• £8,100 23/11/23
  • Mi•••• £8,000 23/11/23
  • ca•••• £7,750 23/11/23
  • Mi•••• £7,500 23/11/23
  • ca•••• £7,200 23/11/23
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