Austin 3 Litre Owners Club

This site is of course home to the Austin 3 Litre Owners Club, and also tries to cover all things Austin 3 Litre. Our club is free to join too! Most insurance companies insist on Owners Club membership to comply with the terms and conditions of their classic insurance.

The aims of the club have not changed over the years

 You don't need to own an Austin 3 Litre to join the owners club, just to be a fan of these fine cars is fine by us. The club as always is here to help you preserve, use and enjoy your car, connect you with the parts and help needed to keep it on the road, provide technical help and to keep you informed of any legislation which may affect our cars. As the cars age and parts supply becomes more difficult the club is looking at remanufacturing parts where possible, this is proving very successful and many parts are now available again that have been unavailable for many years. We are also frequently offered cars for sale, if you are looking for a car please enquire for the latest list of cars for sale. Please be aware that the club and its forum are not places to source cars for banger racing.

The club is an online club, and as such there are currently no plans to charge a fee to join the club, yes its completely free! Think of it more as an online community. Newsletters are e-mailed out bi-monthly and other news sent out on an "as it comes" basis. Due to the club being purely on-line, all I need from you to join is your name and e-mail address,  If you are interested in joining please forward your details to. neil@austinthreelitre.co.uk  Your email address will only be kept for communication within the club and will not be passed on to any third parties.

Club members can buy merchandise that is not offered for sale outside the club, and access to remanufactured spares as well as lists of helpful suppiers sympathetic to our needs, many of these give club members discounts off their parts or services.

Austin 3 Litre Owners Club History.

There have been a few Austin 3 Litre Owners Clubs over the years, the first I am aware of was set up at least as early as the late 1970's by a company called Motorspeed, they also sold Austin 3 Litre spares at the time. That club waned as the cars became used less as daily drivers and became used more as a cherished form of transport, the demand for spare parts then also fell. For a time the Cambridge Westminster Car Club catered for the 3 Litre as well as their own range of cars. In the early 90's a new club was formed, I was spares secretary and technical contact at this club but it was closed very abruptly and without notice for reasons that were never made clear. I restarted the club in January 1996 and ran it with a bi-monthly publication for many years until member numbers became too small to warrant printing a newsletter. With technology moving on I started a Yahoo user groups for the club to allow members to keep in touch with each other. Interest in these cars has increased greatly over the last couple of years, not only from an ownership point of view but also within the classic press. This renewed interest is reflected in ever increasing values for the best examples. Club membership has inreased very rapidly recently and I am delighted to say the club is now at its strongest for many years. Its a sobering thought that I have been writing about these fine cars for well over 20 years now!