A local people
found this mystery armoured car not far from the trunk road connected Kajang
town and Kuala Lumpur.
After a few
research and investigation, we still did not know the origin and model of
this armored car except that it was powered by Austin Engine.
car was lying buried in a shallow hole not far from a river stream and
believed was been abandoned by retreating British soldiers. One of the
witness told us that this armoured car was damaged beyond repair and in a
hasty retreat to south, Briitish soldiers abandoned it. One local farmers
was afraid because this armoured car was lying on his farm and quickly
disposed the car into a shallow hole. A simple reason of his action. He
afraid that someday, Japanese will accuse him being a British sympathize.
That is why he dumped it into a hole.
found inside the armored car except of the Austin engine. On the nearby
area, we found some debris of lorries equipment like tyres, chassis,
fenders, steering wheels and we believed that in ww2, this area could be
some army stores or repair yards.
After a quick
meeting, the car was recovered and send to Port Dickson for further
evaluation and restoration. But we still do not know the exact model of this
armoured car. We hope that some of you can identified this car.
On the research,
British forces mainly used Marmon Herrington Armoured Car and I don't found
this small armoured car related to it.
field modification which putting some armored plates into some car? Who