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Lot 180: Austin 12/6

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Austin 12/6 was introduced by the Austin Motor Company in 1931 continuing in production until 1937. To separate it from the earlier, four-cylinder, Austin 12, it has become known as the Austin Light 12/6.There was among British car makers in the early 1930s a vogue for small capacity six-cylinder engines and the 12/6 was Austin's example. The side-valve engine was new and initially of 1496 cc capacity. The chassis was very conventional with semi-elliptic leaf springs on all wheels and rigid axles front and rear. There was a range of bodies on offer with initially a fabric bodied saloon and a pressed steel six-light (three windows on each side) saloon called the Harley. For 1932 the short lived fabric saloon was dropped but open two and four-seat tourers were added. A further saloon with a boot, the Ascot, was added in 1934 and the Harley was dropped in 1935. Also in 1935 the chromium plated radiator shell was replaced by one painted in body colour.A Sports variant was added in 1933 with a lowered chassis and higher compression engine. There were tourer and saloon options with sloping radiators, the closed cars having four-light bodies. The present owner purchased the car on the 10th August 1970. At this time the car was in running order. Notably, the car is believed to have been used in a variety of wartime street screen television shows including Danger UXB. Today the vendor has informed us DPG 422 sits languishing in a barn, in an complete yet unrestored state. Naturally the car is now in need of total restoration.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number180
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
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Registration numberDPG 422
Chassis numberFLA302/13
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