Lot 1924


1937 Austin 10 Cambridge Saloon
Reg. no. CVB 6
Chassis no. GRL132049
Engine no. 1G132020
In the 1930s, the most vital section of the market for any volume British car manufacturer was probably the 10hp sector. In the face of competition from the likes of Morris and Hillman, Austin’s 10 sold very well and has survived in good numbers, a testimony to the loyalty they inspired in their owners with their low running costs, reliability and decent performance. For 1937, there was a major styling update as the ‘perpendicular’ cars were phased out in favour of a more streamlined body – now christened the Cambridge, a name that would remain in use for over three decades on Austin’s family cars. At the same time the brakes were improved and the top speed improved to 60mph. With excellent club support and parts availability, Austin 10s of this era are among the easiest of pre-war cars to own.
This 1937 Cambridge is in good condition and running well, while also pleasingly retaining its original leather interior. The engine is said to use very little oil, and it has had a reconditioned carburettor and ignition system fitted, while the gearbox was overhauled and the clutch worked on recently. Fitted with flashing indicators to complement the still-operational trafficators, the car comes with the original jack, a handbook and parts list. There is also a V5c, an old logbook and various bills.

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£4,250 - 4,750

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