Lot 2149


1937 Austin 10/4 Open Road Tourer
Reg. no. EDD 807
Chassis no. G130556
Engine no. 1G12861B
This Austin 10 was originally built in 1937 and purchased by a lady Farmer who lived near to Oxford. She planned to use the car to journey through France and into Switzerland being driven by her Groom/Chauffeur. The car was altered by, it is thought, Conwy and these alterations included the fitting of a speedo in kmph and the fuel gauge in litres as well as the unusual touring style bodywork. Unlike many 10hp the doors open conventionally. The car can be driven fully open, with the roof down and windows in place or fully enclosed.
The car appears to have returned to the UK in 1939 when the clouds of war were looming. On returning, the car was registered on 14th September 1939 with the number it wears now. It\'s then believed the car was laid up in a barn on the farm where it stayed until sold in 2003 when the land was being redeveloped. When the car was \'found\' it showed a recorded 19,000 km.
A Devon enthusiast embarked on a long term restoration keeping a full photographic record, a copy of which will be on CD in the file. The car was stripped and repaired where necessary, the seats were recovered in blue leather whilst the door cards kept original. The bodywork was stripped back and repainted in its original colour and after the car was returned to the road in about 2015 a modern set of shock absorbers were fitted without changing the fixings and holes of the original type Luvax dampers (the original dampers are included with the car should any purchaser wish to refurbish and refit them). The radiator has been re-cored and the car is shod with a good set of Excelsior tyres. The car has had three recorded owners, the vendor bought the car earlier in 2018 and drove it in excess of 1,000 kms over the summer; it is only being offered for sale as he would like a larger engined car for longer distance and European touring. It is therefore offered with a current V5c, a buff log book and a photographic record of it being recovered as well as the restoration.

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£8,000 - 9,000

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