Austin Kimberley Mark 2 - Reader Ride

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Alex Slota's Austin Kimberley Mark 2

Alex Sota from Geelong in Victoria is a big fan of the last Austin-badged cars to be built in Australia. His business card features a Tasman and the scarce Kimberley Mark 2 he displayed at the 2017 gathering is in exceptional condition.

"I’ve owned that car for round 10 years and throughout my life I’ve owned BMC and Leyland cars," Alex explained. "In 1969 I bought a brand new Mini Cooper S and used to take it to Calder Raceway and drag-race the Holdens and Falcons."

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Alex saw his Kimberley in a hayshed and drove past the car numerous times before finally calling in and asking if it was for sale.

He is unapologetic about the lengths and expense involved in bringing the Kimberley to its current impeccable condition.

"People say I’m nuts given the money I’ve spent but it has had a complete professional body restoration and paint job, the suspension , trim, chrome, everything has been done and when you come to an event like this it attracts a lot of interest."

 

 

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