by Mark Nobes, chief editor

Okay, so a cow attack may be a bit of an over-exaggeration, but this beefy-looking herd of cows approaching an Austin Maxi is a pretty scary mooment! The driver and passengers were taking a leisurely drive in a snow-covered Derbyshire.
A herd of cows getting too close to an Austin Maxi

Those darn cows! 

An orange Austin Maxi, but not the one featured in the cow video.


In this video clip, the uploader is seen trying to start his Austin Maxi 1750 for the first time since 2006. Apparently, It took one hour of hard work. He added new contact breaker points, cleaned the carburettor and put some fresh petrol in the tank. The engine runs quite smoothly, but as you can see the left side of Hydrolastic suspension has collapsed. The break master cylinder leaks too.
Austin Maxi


WNE341S 060512 CPS

I'm not entirely sure what this colour was called (maybe British Leyland sand!), but it was certainly popular at the time. Why anyone would choose a car in this ghastly colour I'll never know, but in the 70s it was perfectly acceptable. 

Austin Maxi rears
Austin Maxi motor manual - Sunday Times series by Nelson 1969
Austin Maxi 1750 1973
By Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Austin Maxi Facia (LHD- French Model)

Front interior of a French Maxi

By Ianmax69 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons