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Austin type R 1923 at newark IMG 3574

Austin model R tractor in the George Stephenson pavilion at Newark Vintage Show in 2008

Austin model R no. 1907 is a preserved Austin tractor built in 1923 by the Austin Motor Company in France. Owned by P & E Ducksbury from Nottinghamshire. Bought from The Goodman Collection dispersal sale in 2007.

This is an excellent example of preserving a tractor by Conservation in as near original condition as possible and not restoring to a Showmans exhibition piece, with added bling as occurs with some tractors which ruins the originality..

Tractors historyEdit

  • Built in 1923
  • Built in France following Austin moving the factory to avoid import duties in the french market and free up space for car production in the UK factory.
  • Bought by the current owners from The Goodman Collection in 2007
  • Retained in un restored original condition.
  • Owned by P & E Ducksbury tractor collectors from Nottinghamshire.
  • Detailed history unknown.

EventsEdit

This tractor has been exhibited at events including;

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GalleryEdit

Photo Caption / notes
Austin model R no. 1907 at Newark VTS 08 - IMG 3577 At Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show in 2008
Austin model R tractor no. 1907 rear at Newark 08 - IMG 3582 The simple design of the rear with basic drawbar and Band brakes.
Austin model R tractor info board at Newark 08 - IMG 3576 Info board presented with the tractor with background info and specs.
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References / sourcesEdit

Photos from 2008 Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show.

  • Show guide 2008
  • excellent info board displayed with the tractor.

External linksEdit

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