British Railways Austin K2 two-tonner.

Mike Jeffries

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In a busy Birmingham street sometime in the mid-fifties an Austin K2’s driver makes a kerb-side delivery, one of many in the busy day of a multi-drop delivery driver, an unsung hero, even today, of the modern world’s distribution network.

The Austin K was nicknamed “the Birmingham Bedford” because of its uncanny resemblance to its rival’s best selling offering in the light to medium weight market but which came first is anybody’s guess.

The little car in the foreground is a Standard Flying Nine of about 1937 and a rare convertible model, in the fifties and sixties the roads were still alive with pre-war cars before the advent of MOT testing which culled a lot of them,.My first car, in 1960, was a 1934 Austin 7 for which I paid £7.10 [ £7.50 decimal ], today £7.50 might buy me a couple of drinks in my local pub.

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £1500.

E-mail mike@transportartist or ring 07884462140 to commission your own unique work of art by one of Britain’s leading transport artists.

Please remember this image is protected by copyright law.


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