IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY

This rare Austin K3 was found in a barn in the New Forest and is undergoing restoration to World War Two army configuration

The Austin K3 as it looked at Hard-Up garage. Incredibly, after a bit of ‘fettling’ with the engine, the truck fired up

The three-tonner in its various forms was, without doubt, the most useful and adaptable class of vehicle in British military service during World War Two. Nearly 400,000 were in use by the time the war ended. Vehicles in this class were produced by virtually all-major British commercial vehicle manufacturers and, apart from the general service (GS) trucks, a huge variety of specialist bodies were mounted on these chassis.

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