Austin A40 “Devon” Van in Thonburi, Thailand

Austin Van in Bangkok

Austin A40 “Devon” Van in Thonburi, Thailand

Originally uploaded by Ian Fuller

I was very surprised to see this 50+ year old British van in Thonburi, Bangkok. The badge on the bonnet still proudly says ‘Austin of England’.

I have posted some more images of the van at http://picasaweb.google.com/the.bangkok.photographer/AustinVanInBangkok#

I recall the Southern Electricity Board had vans like this in the late 1950s.

I don’t think the indicators on the wings are original. I am sure the van came equipped with semaphore indicators. My father had a Morris 8 fitted with them when I was a kid. I recall trying to pry it out of its housing and breaking it in my childish curiosity.

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