Lot 107 - 1935 Austin 10hp Lichfield Saloon
|Result||Sold - £3,718|
Introduced in the spring of 1932, the Austin 10hp would prove an outstanding sales success, outselling every other Austin, including the Seven, from 1933 to 1939. Powered by a 21bhp side-valve four, the 10 delivered 50mph-plus performance while bettering 30 miles per gallon. The four-speed gearbox was equipped with synchromesh for 1934 and 12-volt electrics standardised at the same time. The model was updated for 1935 much in the manner of other Austins, gaining a cowled radiator and projecting boot.
This nice example of this British classic is presented in maroon with a brown interior. The vendor informs us that it is most reliable and ‘starts on the button’. Not a powerful car but a fun four-seater which can fit an average family in for day outs to various celebrations, lately it was used for just that - the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Practical and simple to operate using up minimal space in any garage, this is a very original car which offers true nostalgia.
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