Lot C506


1932 Austin 10/4 Saloon
Reg. no. UVS 758
Chassis no. G5813
Engine no. GC5596
Austin’s important new model for 1932, the 10 slotted into the range between the Seven and the 12, both extremely successful cars. Its introduction proved to be a wise move; the 10hp bracket came to be perhaps the most important segment of the market for the major manufacturers in the 1930s, with the likes of Morris, Hillman and Ford all providing strong competitors. Austin’s 10 was always a strong seller, with buyers recognising its durability – a trait that Austin had long been known for. Capable of 55mph – a decent performance for a car in its class in 1932 – the side-valve 1125cc 4-cylinder engine produced 21bhp and proved to be a reliable unit. Austin 10s provided low-cost transport for many thousands of people, and continue to be a popular classic, with excellent club support and good spares availability.
This 10 from the first year of production is in very good condition, having been restored several years ago. The interior is excellent, with the sliding roof working as it should. New tyres and a new battery have been fitted, and the car is said to go, stop and handle well. It comes with a good history file, including some bills, an old V5 and a current V5C.

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£5,000 - 6,000

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