Vehicle Ref 27
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Olive is a World War II Austin Seven Military Reconnaisance Tourer. It is believed that in 1944 several of these little cars were transported by glider across the English channel towed by bomber aircraft from an airfield near the south coast and released over occupied northern France for reconnaissance purposes. The vintage Austin has undergone a total bodywork and mechanical restoration using original and reconditioned parts to the specifications of drawings, sketches and verbal information given to the owner. The two seater 750cc 7hp car features a .303 caliber Bren machine gun mounted on a wooden platform in-place of the rear seats. Firearm certification is supplied in the form of a deactivation receipt together with correspondence from Dorset Police. The vehicle also features a period radio transmitter and field telephones. Affectionately named ‘Olive’ after her shade of olive green paint, the 1935 reconnaissance war machine features a cartoon of ‘Popeye’s’ girlfriend ‘Olive Oyl’ painted on each side of her bonnet with the slogan ‘Olive sez 1935’. Having only one passenger seat Olive is only suitable for transporting the Groom or Best Man, she also has a very loud Klaxon Horn to warn the guests of their imminent arrival. She could be the perfect vehicle for those planning a real ‘shotgun wedding’ ! Olive does not have a hood but British Army capes and helmets are stowed away in case of rain – We would always advise you to view the vehicle before booking.
|Exterior / Interior Colours:||Army Khaki Green / Khaki Green|
|Number of Passenger Seats:||1 Front, 0 Rear|
|Passenger Seat Belts Fitted:||0 Front, 0 Rear|
|Children & Babies||No|
|Vehicles Local Area:||Bournemouth, Dorset|
|Chauffeur's Attire:||World War II British Officers Uniform|
Prices shown are a guide for weddings local to the base area of the vehicle. All quotes will be 'individually' tailored based on the hours required. the date and time of the hire and the total mileage for the vehicle.
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Suggested Minimum Hire Times:
1 hr: One Way Journey [A to B], No Waiting.
2 hrs: One Way Journey [A to B], Wait until after ceremony for photos.
3 hrs: Registry, Civil or Church Wedding with Short Ceremony and on to Reception [A to B to C]
4 hrs: Church Wedding with Longer Ceremony plus Travel to Reception [A to B to C]
5 hrs + Most Asian Weddings and those with longer than normal timing requirements
Is where the Vehicles Total Mileage 'Base to Base' does not exceed 40 miles, additional charges apply thereafter.
Means seating that is available for passengers only, excluding driver. Some Vintage and Classic Vehicles might be restricted to a smaller number of passengers due to space/weight restrictions.Have more questions? Check our FAQs →