1937 Austin 10 Cambridge

 1937 Austin 10 Cambridge

1937 Austin 10 Cambridge

Registration CUR 890
Chassis Number G124431
Engine Number 1G124789
Odometer reading 68,519 miles
Estimate No Reserve

Launched in April 1932, the Austin 10 was the company’s best-selling car in the 1930’s and continued in production until 1947. The car featured a pressed steel body on a ladder chassis and an 1125cc four-cylinder engine producing 21bhp. The basic model cost £155 and the top of the range example was the De-luxe featuring an opening roof and leather upholstery which had the price tag of £168.

This delightful example was purchased by Navy Commander, John Winfield Heath in 1937 and presented with this charming Austin is the most amazing history of the car’s life. Commander Heath compiled a detailed record that included mileage completed, petrol and oil used for every single journey that CUR 890 made and a monthly calculation to show the Austins fuel efficiency over a 21 year period in which the car covered over 150,000 mile. Commander Heath was a well decorated Anti-Submarine Officer whose naval training and organisational skills have produced the most complete vehicle record we have ever seen. Separate diary sheets detail a mechanical and social history of the car with over 220 entries that even mention petrol rationing. The car was put into storage in 1963 and remained there until it was sold in August 1974. With an impressive perfectly documented first ownership of over 37 years when we took this Austin 10 De-luxe on a test drive the car performed well and produced smiles from both driver and everyone we saw. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, the original buff logbook, the comprehensive history and various bills and receipts, this Austin would make a fitting addition to any enthusiast’s collection.





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