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Colleagues; these days I had seen "Sole Survivor" and american TV-movie related to the fate of the "Lady be Good", the B.24 which went lost in the desert of Libya. Anyhow - the investigation team in the movie was driving two Austin Champs (beside two US vehicles). Since the movie was definitely filmed in the US, I would ask the question if the Champ was also available across the Atlantic, maybe even with the US Army?

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There were several in a scrap yard over there, I think they went over as deck cargo on ships in the 60s.


Yes, They were in Sam Wieners, Akron, Ohio. I have visited the yard on a number of occasions in the past, but can confirm that there were no useable parts. Sam gave me a guided tour and told me he bought 50 from a british dealer (he could not remember who) and had them shipped out via Rotterdam as deck / hold cargo.


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