Overview
Produced: 1945-1949, 35434 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Station Wagon

The largest member of the Austin saloon range launched in 1939, the 16HP four door saloon became Austin's first overhead valve production car. Powered by a 2199cc 4 cylinder engine the 16HP gave reasonable performance for its period, offering a respectable 75mph top speed.

The body style was similar to the other smaller Austin saloons featuring the American influenced front grille and high mounted headlamps, unusually an estate car version was also available, although not many of these were built. The four door body had a sliding "sunshine roof" and a split rear window giving it an upmarket feel to an otherwise conservatively styled car.

Production ceased in 1947 after 35,000 cars had been built.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2199ccS4 OHV79.3mm x 111.1mm6.85
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
067 Austin 16hp (1948) Bonhams 29 Jun 2003 - £2415.00
611 Austin 16hp (1948) Cheffins 13 Oct 2001 £1500.00 -
074 Austin Sixteen (1949) BCA 24 Sep 2001 - £2622.00
331 Austin 16hp (1948) Cheffins 23 Jun 2001 £3300.00 -
006 Austin Gypsy (1965) BCA 12 Apr 1999 £3100.00 -
037 Austin FX3 Cabriolet (1955) BCA 12 Oct 1998 Not sold
105 Austin 16hp (1945) Greens 8 Apr 1996 £2000.00 -
450 Austin Sixteen (1947) Lambert & Foster 16 May 1995 Not sold
Magazine Articles
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Article Roy Berry's Workshop - Austin 16/6
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Publication The Automobile September 2004
Roy Berry’s Workshop - I have my troubles too! - Roy Berry get to grips with his Austin 16/6.
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