BRC in Russia today

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BRC in Russia today

Post by Ladislav » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:22 am

Few pics of Russian BRC's today. Unfortanutely no data plates pics to see if original Lend-Lease ones...
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Re: BRC in Russia today

Post by Jacco » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:54 am

Thanks for sharing. Never seen any BRC''s in Russia previously! They look great.

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Post by soccergorilla » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:15 am

They look nice but these are not true Russian lend lease cars unless they were restored incorrectly . Sean

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Post by George Hollins » Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:26 am

The above photos are from a museum in Russia that has six BRC. It is great to see the enthusiasts from the museum take the BRCs out to drive off road.

Of the six BRC, one (not in the above photos) is a lend lease BRC being restored with a body and data plate found in Russia. The other five BRC, of which three are shown in the above photos, are not lend lease and were purchased during the past few years from collectors in the USA, France, and Australia.

For those of you who are members of the Austin Bantam Society, there are two articles in the ABS club newsletter, issue 269, April-May 2020 detailing the serial numbers and the ownership history of these six BRC. For those of you who are not members of ABS you are welcome to join:

http://absociety.weebly.com

http://historywithheart.com/BRC75/index.html

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Post by Fernmelder » Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:47 am

Question for Ladislav
Your third picture shows a lineup of three jeeps. The forth vehicle in the background appears to be a Mercedes 1500A Mannschaftswagen.
Do you have some pictures of this vehicle also ?

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Post by Ladislav » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:52 pm

Unfortunately no other pics of Mercedes 1500A.

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Post by nvk » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:43 am

Привет всем участникам форума, я директор музея в г Самара Россия, каие фото вам нужно я готов сделать.
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Post by Fernmelder » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:26 am

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Thanks for the photos. Can you tell me what city this museum is in - sorry, Russian is a mystery for me.
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Re: BRC in Russia today

Post by Fernmelder » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:29 am

Самара Россия
OK, I've found the city. Is it the Stalin Bunker Museum ?

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Post by Ian Fawbert » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:43 pm

A question from someone who knows nothing about BRC’s,

Visually from the photos, Sean (soccergorilla) commented that they aren’t lend lease Russian BRC’s.

Can someone elaborate please what identifying features give that away?

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Post by George Hollins » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:26 am

The Russian Bantams were 1941 Series-2 BRCs. Bantam had two production runs in 1941, Series-1 March-June, and Series-2 Oct-Nov.

The 1941 BRC Series-2 had at least 20 design changes / improvements that distinguish it from the Series-1. The most visible were the windshield, marker lights, and tail lights. Other design changes include tool storage, seats, firewall, hood, canvas, axles, etc. I have been documenting these design changes in articles in the Austin Bantam Society bi-monthly journal.

Attached is a photo of a Russian 1941 Series-2 BRC captured by the Germans. The windshield has the wiper on top (Series-1 BRC wiper was on bottom). The marker lights are the MB type (Series-1 had louver type markers). Other visible changes are noted.

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Re: BRC in Russia today

Post by DavidA » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:20 pm

Fernmelder....

From Google Translate:

"Hello to all participants of the forum, I am the director of the museum in Samara, Russia, I am ready to make any photo you need."

Hope that helps. :)
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Post by YLG80 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:46 pm

DavidA wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Fernmelder....

From Google Translate:

"Hello to all participants of the forum, I am the director of the museum in Samara, Russia, I am ready to make any photo you need."

Hope that helps. :)
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Re: BRC in Russia today

Post by Fernmelder » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:01 am

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