Ah, a nice shot of the rear of an Austin A70 Hampshire Countryman parked up in Bristol Road South in Birmingham in 1964.

“Woodie, Woody, Shooting Brake, Break Bois…  Whatever name you choose to use, vehicles with wood bodies possess style and character missing in today’s robotically built steel vehicles.”  So says the Old Woodies website.  Don’t you just love the internet?  There’s something for everyone!  There’s also an owners’ club – The Woodie Car’ Club.

This photo comes from an archive of Birmingham photos called Photos by DJ Norton.

One thought on “A Hampshire Woody

  1. […] But what caught my eye was that Traveller. I think it is a trick of the light, but it looks as though it does not have a fully wooden framed rear end. Odd I thought. So I started looking to see if it was a special model. In fact I think it is all there but the light makes it appear otherwise, but the more you look at Travellers, the more intriguing is that woodwork. I used to think, because of the metal panels within it, that it was simply cosmetic, but now realise that it’s what keeps the roof on! So it is a proper woody, which I have written about before – A Hampshire Woody […]

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