Author Topic: History For You Brits  (Read 1095 times)

November 26, 2016, 03:26:11 PM
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Interestingly the very first vehicles assembled in Colombia were two to seven ton BMC Austin trucks and Gypsy jeeps. Production started in 1962 but was shut down by 1965 with only 4000 vehicles produced. While BMC trials showed the trucks to work well in Colombian terrain other reports indicated they really weren't up to the high altitude and rough track conditions. For that and political circumstances production was ended. US Chrysler Corporation took over the facility in 1965 and began production of the Dodge Coronet 440. I still see a few of the Austins working like the one in this photo and in my time here I have seen exactly one of the original Gypsys.



November 26, 2016, 05:16:37 PM
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That's interesting Derek.   I've always been interested in history. :)
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