AUSTIN Tilly Restoration

Carleton Brown shares the story behind the restoration of Rose, an original World War Two Austin Tilly

All flags flying, in good company with a group of Dunkirk little ships

‘I managed to make my first planned show of the vehicle at The Thames Traditional Boat Rally’

Back in 2013, I had not long finished restoring my 1943 Willys Jeep and I knew that I wanted to do a British vehicle next – something small but iconic, that could fit in a garage and was not too thirsty on petrol. Looking around for various options, most seemed too big for what I wanted – but I soon realised the Tilly fitted the bill perfectly and was likewise very practical.

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