My father and I came across this at a friend's place. My friend says that it's a British drive train, from the rad in the front all the way to the rear end. I wasn't clear if it's an Austin drive train or Aston Martin, but I'm guessing some sort of Austin drive train. Anyone recognize the engine and drive train? I realize I messed up in: (a) not looking for tags myself, and (b) not getting more pictures of the engine. Anyway, the tractor is also equipped with a high/low range.
The hood and the fenders also puzzle me. They are very, very well done. Are they off of something else? The hood reminds me of a Ford Jubilee, but it's not the same. Does anyone recognize it? Something British? Or is it a very well done home built?
I assume that the steering wheel and dash are from a car, but who knows. Anyone recognize them? The frame is also partially from a car, from the front end of the tractor to just behind the transmission, and then it's been modified somewhere about half way through..
So, I'm thinking this is home built, but if it is, someone did a really nice job of it. I suppose it could also be a British brand that I'm not familiar with, or perhaps a prototype, but I'm guessing a really nice home built. The fellow my friend bought it from said it's home built, but another fellow from England had seen it and said that it's not, and that it's a British brand as he saw them when he was growing up. I don't know. Any thoughts? Any insights? My father is looking at purchasing it so I thought I'd see if you guys were able to shed some light on this unusual little garden tractor. Regardless of its origins, I think it's pretty neat.