1939-1947, 56103 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
The Austin 8HP first appeared in 1939 as a replacement for the successful Austin Seven / 8 range. Power came from a 900cc, four cylinder side-valve engine which proved economical and reliable.
As with the other cars launched in 1939, the 8HP shared the same family styling cues and lasted in production throughout World War 2 until 1947. By the time production ceased some 56,000 Austin 8HP saloons had been built.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|61 mph||27.6 s||37 mpg||23 bhp 4000|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|509||Austin 8hp Saloon Project||Bonhams||14 Nov 2012||£2200.00||£2530.00|
|453||1939 Austin 8hp Saloon||Bonhams||22 Nov 2005||£3000.00||£3450.00|
|111||Austin Twelve (1946)||Coys||10 Dec 2001||Not sold|
|769||Austin Heavy 12/4 London Taxicab by Jones Brothers (1939)||Bonhams||3 Dec 2001||£12000.00||-|
|257||Austin Ten Cambridge (1939)||RTS Auctions Ltd||24 Oct 1999||£1350.00||-|
Austin Big Seven and Eight
|Publication||The Automobile September 2005|
|Austin Big Seven and Eight - The legendary Austin Seven was a tough act to follow. Jonathan Wood looks at the Austin models that took up the challenge.|