1934 AUSTIN 10 CABRIOLET Registration Number: AYU 666 Chass...






Registration Number: AYU 666
Chassis Number: G38952

- First owner for 56 years
- Subject to previous comprehensive restoration
- One of fewer than 80 remaining examples worldwide

Launched in 1932, the Austin 10 was to become the company's best seller until the end of the 1930s, resuming in production through to 1947. The new ‘10’ used a pressed steel body  on a cross braced chassis, with a lowered ride height of the car to improve roadholding. The ‘10’ was powered by a 1125cc four cylinder side valve engine (good for 21bhp!), with a four speed gearbox, half elliptic springs all round, and cable operated brakes were fitted. With a prevailing wind the ‘10’ could easily reach 55mph.

1933 saw the saloons joined by an open two seater or "Open Road" tourer, a "Colwyn" cabriolet and a van. A sports model, the 65 mph, 30 bhp "Ripley" joined the range in 1934. Mechanical upgrades for 1934 included a stronger chassis, synchromesh on the top two gears and 12 volt electrics. Styling changes came in late 1934, the radiator surround being replaced by one painted in the car's body colour, and it was given a slight slope. Synchromesh was added to second gear and "semaphore" type indicators were standardised. Popular with the general public, the Austin 10 also found favour with all branches of the armed forces. 

First registered in the spring of to the Isle of Wight, “Lucy”, this delightful Austin 10 Cabriolet, was remarkably with just one keeper for the first 56 years of its life, finally changing hands in the 1990s. In new ownership the Austin enjoyed a body off restoration, and is now very nicely finished in two-tone shade of beige with darker front and rear wings, and brown leather interior trim.

Well known among aficionados of the marque, ‘Lucy’ has been a regular participant in many classic car runs, events and shows, sadly only becoming available due to the passing of the previous owner. A pleasingly simple car to own and drive, with the cabriolet roof open, this charming classic is the perfect companion for summer drives and shows.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)