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Old 24-11-16, 13:32
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Exclamation Austin K2A GS Truck for sale

This month ten years ago MLU member Henk Minne took delivery of his Austin K2. Sadly, Henk passed away last May. He had been a member of MLU since 2010 and was very active as a "lurker", partially because his command of the English language in writing was limited. Henk contributed to the upkeep of MLU on a regular basis.

Now the time has come to put Henk's beloved Austion K2 up for sale. I am posting this heads-up on behalf of his daughter.

More details will follow soon, so if you are interested - watch this space.

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A KTR club member, Henk Minne, has just taken delivery of his new pride & joy: an Austin K2A GS Truck. It originally came from Guernsey, and was bought by a collector in Belgium and then Holland.

Can anyone supply more information on the use of the Austin K2A GS truck in Commonwealth service? As far as Henk can tell this type of truck was used only by the RAF and/or RN.
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Old 24-11-16, 13:44
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Here are some photo's:

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Old 24-11-16, 14:11
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Default Austin K2

That is sad new. :-(

R.I.P.
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Old 25-11-16, 11:45
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Default Austin K2A GS Truck for sale

Hanno - Keep me posted - please. Jerry


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Old 26-11-16, 14:45
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Pictured while at Beltring, many years ago:

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Old 26-11-16, 14:46
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Old 26-11-16, 15:37
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I remember riding around the island of Jersey in this very truck in the 1980's. The owner was showing a group of us around the war sites. After the hair raising journey around the narrow lanes he informed that the brakes were shot !!!!

Austins are lovely trucks and it would be nice to see it back in England 😉
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Old 26-11-16, 15:39
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The Austin is dry stored:

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Old 26-11-16, 16:07
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Here are the details as provided by Henk's daughter Angelique:
  • The Austin is dry stored, and can remain there until further notice.
  • Currently the rear brakes are not working, but all (new) components for the repair are included in the sale.
  • No current Dutch registration, but all paperwork is present to register it.
  • Henk wanted to get €6000.- for the truck, so this is Angelique's asking price.
  • For genuinely interested parties, please contact Angelique Minne by email (click on her name).
I have been told this is one of only 28 remaining world-wide. Here's hoping this threads helps to find a new good home for this truck.

Hanno
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Old 26-11-16, 20:23
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[*]No current Dutch registration, but all paperwork is present to register it.
Hanno

Whats the deal on the UK title, for NL It would have to go to the RDW...how did Minne managed to keep it on UK title?
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Old 26-11-16, 20:53
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Whats the deal on the UK title, for NL It would have to go to the RDW...how did Minne managed to keep it on UK title?
Pieter, as long as you don't register it for the road in the Netherlands, it can keep the registration of the country it was imported from.
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Old 26-11-16, 21:28
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Default Austin K2 GS Truck

I can confirmed that it is one of 28 survived Austin trucks of K30, K2 and K3 types.
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Old 27-11-16, 13:57
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If anyone needs Angelique's phone number, email me (sorry, can't post it here due to spammers).

HTH,
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Old 12-12-16, 01:30
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The Austin has been sold and will stay in The Netherlands
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Old 12-12-16, 09:38
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That is good news!
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Old 24-09-17, 15:12
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Just a short update:

The K2 was picked up last December:
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It's current owner mentioned on FB:
"Coming up for sale soon. Austin K3, registered and ready to go, more info thru info@airbornegarage.com"
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So for the ones who missed out on this truck last year, here's your second chance!

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Old 14-10-17, 11:31
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BTT, this Austin is back on the market again

http://milweb.net/webvert/a2763/91736
http://panzermaus.blogspot.nl/2017/1...e-koop-zu.html

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