Car of the Month : April 2002

A more obscure Car of The Month for April. This time, I thought I’d go for the charms of the big and imposing Austin 3-litre. That being the case, the best example that I know of is that of Alexander Boucke – which is unusual for being left hand drive.

Alexander is deeply passionate about the Austin 3-litre and not only does he enjoy extolling the virtues of this car to anyone who will listen, but he has put me right on a few technical points in my article. If you want to see this car up close an personal, he and his car will be at the Peterborough BL rally this year.

The rear view of the 3-litre is by far the most successful aspect of this car’s design – and of the triumvirate of BMC cars sporting those side doors, it is this car that has the nicest rear end(!)

Keith Adams

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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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