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Austin » K30 / K2 / K3 / K4

In January 1939, just before the Second World War began, Austin received the state order and was forced to return trucks production. The new range, which was later named the "Series I", consisted of two basic models K2 and K3 with a capacity of 2 and 3 tonnes. Then a 1.5-ton pick-up K30 was added to this range. All of them had a six-cylinder overhead valves gasoline engine (3462 cm3, 60-63 hp), 4-speed transmission, hydraulic brakes and a spring suspension. Externally, that trucks were very similar to its main competitor the Bedford trucks, and therefore became known as the "Birmingham Bedford".

At the end of the war until the mid-50s Austin produced pre-war K2 and K4 trucks with load capacity from 2 to 5 tons almost without changes. They were equipped with a 4-liter engine rated at 85-90 hp. The postwar models received an updated radiator grille.


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  1. BRUCE BARRATT
    2012-10-09 16:13:48

    Passed my driving in a K3 bowser in 1963, remember it well, 3 hours around Aldershot.

  2. Neil Fraser
    2012-12-06 05:19:36

    All pictures are taken from CCMV site without asking :-(

    Neil F.

  3. Glyn
    2014-10-16 05:21:32

    Hi there just bought what I think is a K2 truck , can you tell me how do I date the truck look all over it no vin plates show dates ?rnMany thanks Glyn

  4. John A Cousins
    2014-12-16 19:57:11

    My K2 has a date moulded into the cylinder head on the side.

  5. Roy Eden
    2015-10-10 09:39:49

    My father came home from the war in Italy in April 1945.rnFor some reason he didn't like Bedfords having used them in the North African desert.rnHe bought two K4 Austins in 1948 and 1950.rnThis was in Christchurch NZ where he carted timber from the Addington Rail Head. rnThe1948 model had a bench seat while the 1950 model bucket seats.rnEach had crash gearboxes.rnHe sold them in 1962 and 1964 and replaced them with the forward control models - 503.

  6. ARMINDO JOSÉ
    2016-10-27 20:15:17

    Hi All,, restoring my Austin from 1948 4litre engine and need desperatly a full flow filter and the support...anyone knows where can a find those...? thanks,

  7. Neil Hodge
    2016-12-18 12:13:38

    My 1947 K2 has a later (1952) motor fitted at some point. The date on the engine is molded onto the engine block just near the starter motor.

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