Thirty years and counting... That's how long ago I began this project, which is not to say I've been working on it that long. It came into my life when I lived near Penticton . It was a complete drive-able vehicle which would benefit from some restoration and I immediately got involved.
Not too much later we began a series of moves around the province. More work was done on it in Maple Ridge, then we moved again. Two moves later my circumstances have changed again and now, reluctantly, it's time to give up my dream .
I'm looking for the person who will complete this project. That will be someone who I will be grateful to and envy.
Over the years I carefully collected and stashed away any useful new and used parts that I could find. I found three other similar Countrymen, and two of the Austin A40 Devon cars which this is a "derivative" of, which I stripped for all useful parts. More parts than I needed, some of them have since become parts in other peoples projects.
The car is offered for sale with a large store of useful parts, including some partially completed new wooden pieces for the interior. (There's an better front bumper valence to replace the one shown).
These cars were produced for many years and the later ones were all steel and different in some interesting ways.
My early version has the deluxe car features with chromed grille in front, and an aluminum rear section with tail-gate doors and a vinyl top. The rear wheel have removable "spats" covers.
The motor and transmission are removed and kept in dry storage.
I have a photographic before and after record of the work done to date.
The photos show that the project has reached the beginning of it's re-assembly stage . The last photo is the dream that still inspires me!
The patches of red oxide paint were a precaution taken after an unfortunate incident resulted in some small patches of surface rust to the otherwise good "new" white front section.
Plenty more information available. Just ask.
All enquiries welcome.