Wed, 26th May 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 4

1928 Austin 'Heavy' 12/4 Two-Seater with Dickey
No Reserve

Sold for £12,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: RM 4841
Chassis No: 45106
MOT: Exempt

  • Formerly the property of newspaper and radio entrepreneur Sir Ray Stanley Tindle CBE DL
  • An older restoration that has been running recently but would benefit from re-commissioning before proper use
  • Two-Seater plus Dickey coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham (complete with unusual side-mounted spare wheel)

Introduced in late 1921, the Austin 12 (later known as the 'Heavy 12/4') became a legend within its own production lifetime. In many ways a scaled-down version of the existing 20/4 model, it was based around a sturdy ladder-frame chassis equipped with drum brakes and all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension. Powered by a 1661cc sidevalve four-cylinder engine, the newcomer could be had with a variety of open or closed body styles and even saw service in the carriage trade. Updated in 1927, the 12 gained a longer-stroke 1861cc powerplant, higher scuttle and wider track. Renowned for its durability and dependability, the Austin has long held a special place in vintage car circles.

Formerly the property of newspaper and radio entrepreneur Sir Ray Stanley Tindle CBE DL, this Heavy 12 Two-seater plus Dickey was first registered in Cumberland on 24th March 1928 (or so its 'RM 4841' number plate would imply). Providing transport for the Farnham Show's Carnival Queen as recently as 2019, it features coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham (complete with an unusual side-mounted spare wheel). An older restoration now showing various imperfections, the Austin has been started and run this year but will require recommissioning prior to usage. Offered for sale with side screens, V5C Registration Document and sundry paperwork.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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