Lot C501


1933 Austin 10/4 Saloon
Reg. no. AGC 564
Chassis no. G10937
Engine no. I6111
Introduced in April 1932 the 10/4 was Austin\'s best-selling car in the 1930s and continued in production, with upgrades, until 1947. Initially offered with the chrome radiator surround the first upgrade came in 1935 with the introduction of a cowl painted to match the body colour.
The design of the car was conservative with a pressed steel body built on a ladder chassis. The engine is a 1132-cc four-cylinder side valve coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The four-wheel brakes are cable and rod operated by pedal or by hand lever on the offside of the speed lever. For the first year only, a four-door saloon was made in two versions. The basic model cost £155 and was capable of reaching 55 miles per hour.
The car on offer was first registered on 26 March 1933. Delivered new to a Mr Lewis the car then passed to his son. The vendor’s father acquired \'Agatha\' in 1988 who was then inherited by his daughter in 2005. It is fitted with its original 1132 cc engine which pulls well with no nasty sounds and on start-up doesn\'t emit smoke. The body and paintwork appear to be original and the condition is consummate with its age and would benefit from attention. The running boards are still covered with their original rubbers embossed with the Austin logo. The blue leather interior is also original and can best be described as well used but functional. In 2012 four new tyres were fitted and the addition of modern flashing indicators, a sensible safety addition undertaken at the same time. Driven regularly until 2004 the car has been used sparingly since, with her last outing in 2019.
This is an unusual opportunity to acquire a two family from new car from the early days of the 10/4, a car which of course benefits from nil rate VED and is not subject to the annual MOT. AGC 564 is offered for sale with a current V5 together with a quantity of old MOT certificates, some old tax discs, various Austin 10 Club magazines, a 6-volt manual, workshop manuals and an Owners Help Manual.

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