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Lot : Austin Eight

Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles, BCA (22 April 2008)

Making its debut in the spring of 1939, the Austin Eight was the replacement for the 900cc 'Big Seven' which had been added to the Austin Seven range in July 1937. The new model echoed the styling theme of the re-vamped 10hp and 12hp models and boasted a newly designed platform-type chassis. The engine of the 'Big Seven' was retained and the car was available in two and four-door saloon versions and as an open four-seat tourer. The four-door version was re-introduced immediately after the Second World War and continued in production until late 1947. A 1947 example, correctly finished in Dove Grey with blue interior trim, this vehicle is understood to have been extensively restored around eight years ago at a cost of approximately 12,000. The mechanical condition is reported to be good in all respects and the vendor advises us that this is one of the best examples of this model extant. There is no V5, however, but an RF 60 old-style logbook is provided which hopefully will ensure that the original registration number remains with the car. Various other items of documentation are provided.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles
BCA, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Estimate£3750-£4250
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1947
Condition rating0
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