13th Mar, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 17
 

1935 Austin Twenty Mayfair Limousine

Estimated at £15,000 - £20,000

Lot details

Registration No: CLC 47
Chassis No: 6156
MOT: Exempt

  • Rumoured to be one of just seven surviving 'painted cowl' Mayfair Limousines
  • Previously part of restorer David Wall's private collection
  • Winner of the 'Best-in-Class' award at the 2021 Austin Ten Drivers' Club Annual Rally

"The ’Mayfair’ – upholding the maxim that Austin means excellence – sets the standard by which closed car values must be gauged"

Announced at the October 1926 London Motor Show (albeit production did not fully commence until early 1928), the new Austin Twenty boasted a six-cylinder engine in place of its predecessor’s four-pot unit. Based around a sturdy ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round semi-elliptic leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes, the 20/6 was updated almost year-on-year gaining Triplex safety glass, synchromesh for its four-speed manual gearbox and improved headlights etc. Powered by a 3.4 litre straight-six, Austin’s flagship was typically capable of 65mph. Reintroduced for 1935, the Mayfair Limousine variant was a stately six-light design which was sumptuously trimmed throughout. Less expensive than the equivalent Rolls-Royce but still ‘house money’, just seven painted cowl Mayfair Limousines are thought to have survived to the present day.

Thought to have spent time in the carriage trade, chassis 6156 was re-registered as ‘CLC 47’ on June 13th 1948. Part of a private collection – that of renowned Vintage & Classic Car Restorer David Wall – prior to entering the current family ownership in 2021, this rare surviving Mayfair won ‘Best-in-Class’ at that summer’s Austin Ten Drivers’ Club Annual Rally. Benefiting from some minor trim work of late, the Limousine is deemed by the seller to be in ‘good to very good overall’ condition and to be ‘a beautiful drive’.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 13th Mar, 2024

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