Identifying your Gipsy

Ok so you've found a Gipsy and you may be wondering. What year was it built? What model is it? What engine did it come with? Was it built for Civilian or Government use? There's lots of possibilities, and this page will hopefully help you answer some of them. Here you will find pictures identifying special features and options, and lists showing the breakdown of serial numbers so you can figure out the year and model of your Gipsy

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G1M10 swb only

The G1M10 (short wheel base) Gipsy was built from 1958-1968 it is easily identified by the lack of exterior door handles. They were offered only with the Flexitor independent suspension

G2M10 swb          G2M15 lwb

G2M10 (short wheel base) and G4M15 (long wheel base) were built from 1960-1964 changes made include exterior door handles, a larger windscreen vent and improvements to the steering and suspension to make it more robust and improve handling characteristics. They were also offered only with Flexitor independent suspension. They had the side mirrors mounted on the front wings and the foot well intake ducts were located on the front of the wings.

G4M10 swb                              G4M15 lwb


The G4M10 (swb) and G4M15 (lwb) were built from 1965-1968. The Gipsy was now offered with either Flexitor independent suspension or solid axles with leaf spring suspension. Most noticealbe changes were side mirrors moved to the door uppers, the front grille was redesigned and the foot vents were moved to the outer wings.


The images below show vehicle ID number locations and special fitments. 




  AFS Gipsys never had 2 tones or loudspeakers or hand operated spotlights.    The police mobile column ones often had a speaker but normally on the front grill    radio equipped examples normally had their aerials roof mounted over the front slope of the cab hard top, with a second one if fitted near the air vent . 

Here are statistics from the 1997 Measham Auction where 96 Austin Gipsy's were sold. (Special thank you to Michael Mason)

Gipsy ID pictures & charts/measham sale 1997.pdf