1935 Austin 10 Clifton
rare two-seater and dicky; from long term ownership; older restoration; a
well documented car
Purchased by the vendor from the Real Car
Company in Wales in 1988 as a project, it took him 24 years to complete the
restoration. Photos in the extensive history file show that it was taken right
back to the bare chassis. There is a great deal of correspondence attempting to
trace its previous owners as well as copies of magazines and books all relating
to the Austin 10.
The car has been much loved and now presents as a
sound and usable example of the very rare Austin 10 Clifton two-seater and
dicky. The vendor has researched the model extensively and believes that only
750 or so of this model were produced (saloon coachwork having gained popularity
during the early '30s) of which some 42 are known to exist.
The car was
gone right through and has been carefully maintained ever since. It hasn't seen
a lot of use over the last few years and when last used blew a headgasket
which has now been replaced - but the engine not run.
It has been
fitted with front seat belts, but apart from that looks to standard
specification. It retains some nice original touches, for example the
upholstery has been restored where feasible rather than wholesale
It comes with a good hood and sidescreens.For
more information - contact Matthew Parkin on 07813 936698