Lot details Registration No: TY 4292 Chassis No: 5TC43372 Mot Expiry: Exempt
- Reportedly `restored to a very high standard' and `driving very well'
- Maroon deep-button upholstery and larger 1861cc engine
- Buff logbook, UK V5C and sundry other paperwork
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. 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. The Heavy 12/4 Saloon offered hails from October 1928 and therefore boasts the bigger of the two engines fitted. `TY 4292' is charmingly presented in Maroon over Black and trimmed in matching Maroon upholstery. The vendor informs us that the car has been restored to `a very high standard, and is driving very well'. It is now offered with such period niceties as rear window blinds, and the paperwork includes a buff log book in addition to the V5C.