Woodall Nicholson 1800/2200
Woodall Nicholson produced this curious-looking stretched Landcrab, along with a far more elegant hearse…
THIS Austin 2200-based limousine, which had clearly seen better days, appeared on eBay at least twice during 2002/2003. All we know about it at the moment is that it was a Woodall Nicholson conversion, and that there may also have been a version based on the Wolseley 18/85. If you have any further information – particularly the model name(s) used, or better still, any original publicity material – then we’d love to hear from you.
This Austin 1800-based hearse was part of the British Motor Heritage collection at Gaydon until June 2003, when it was amongst the batch of exhibits included in the museum’s first-ever public auction; it fetched £1300. Hopefully it went to someone who will preserve it in its original condition; too many of these rarely-seen conversions have already ended up on the banger-racing circuit, or have been subjected to dubious customisation.