Woodall Nicholson 1800/2200

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

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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