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Lot number
Sale Price
Make & Model
Austin 10 Clifton
Engine Size
1,125 cc
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Massive history file; photos of restoration; bills; magazines

Full Description

1935 Austin 10 Clifton

SOLD £7,728

A 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 replacement.

It comes with a good hood and sidescreens.

For more information - contact Matthew Parkin on 07813 936698