The Austin 10 Light Utility Truck (better known as Austin Tilly) was based on the pre-war Austin 10 saloon. The chassis was the same size, and it uses a “platform” construction that is the result of welding a pressed-steel floor to a frame, resulting in great torsional stiffness.
The Austin Tilly has a few changes compared to the civilian Austin 10: The doors were made wider for easier access to the rear seats, a pick-up body ws added with a canvas tilt, the motor had more power, a water pump and a bigger fuel tank were added and “cross-country” tyres used. About 29.000 vehicles were build.
At this moment about 240 ‘survivors’ (from wreck to excellent) are registered with the Tilly Register.
Alongside the Austin Tilly, there were three other manufacturers that produces light utility trucks: Hillman, Morris en Standard.
More information about all makes can be found at the site of the Tilly Register.