The Hinkler Project Diary

March 21st 2015

On behalf of the ASCC, Sandy Cameron recently travelled to Bundaberg, Queensland to meet the key people involved with the restoration of the 18 HP Mk. II, pictured below in its new pristine state, and again in the early 1960’s when it was retrieved from a Red Hill vegetable garden.

.1926 Armstrong Siddeley 18HP MKII conveying Bert Hinkler on his parade to the Town Hall, March 1928
Bert Hinkler posing with a brand new AS40760.

1926 Armstrong Siddeley 18HP MKII conveying Bert Hinkler on his parade to the Town Hall, March 1928
The 18 HP MK.II Armstrong Siddeley Peel bodied Tourer pre being rescued from a Red Hill vegetable patch.

The car has now been fully disassembled, sand blasted and the chassis is now finished in grey undercoat.

Tom Smethurst, the donor of the Hinkler car to the Hinkler House Museum, has asked for assisitance in sourcing missing parts. At the present time, a speedo, and oil pressure gauge, and a Lucas tail light are required. Please email Tom if you are able to assist.