1933 Austin 12/4 Berkeley Saloon
original and dependable Austin; rebuilt Mag; little use on rebuilt King
This super, original and dependable Austin 12/4 comes in
Berkely Saloon form - Austin offering a particuarly well-built and contemporary
range of bodies on their high-qualty range in the '20s and '30s.
are bills on file from around 2006, including a lot of work by Nical Engineering
in Beaulieu and in 2012 from Alderton Austin Services who replaced the
kingpins and bushes and gave it a thorough service. It had a Magneto
rebuild early this year.
Other than that, we know nothing of its previous
life other than it changed hands in 2010 through Ashted Service Station who
specialised in these cars. It has a current V5C which states nine
previous keepers - we must simply take the car on its face
Fortunately, that is easy enough. It is nice and original, the
upholstery in particular. We have been running and driving it about on-site and
it certainly starts easily and runs smoothly. We know the King Pins are in good
order so it has plently of life in it yet and the bodywork and paint is
presentable if not in show condition.
There is a strong following for
these high quality cars and plenty to do with them on the weekends. If a pre-war
Austin is on your radar - we thoroughly recomend you take a good look at this
one which is estimated for considerably less than it sold for in
2010.For more information - contact Matthew Parkin 07813