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Overview

Produced: 1939-1947, 8698 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Austin 12HP

As with the other saloons in the Austin range the 12HP first made its debut in 1939 and remained in production, through the war years, until 1947. Essentially the 12HP was a larger version of the 10HP model, being offered only as a 4 door saloon, although with a different floorpan construction to the smaller cars in the range.

The 12HP had all of the usual pre-war Austin features including rod-operated drum brakes and a 1525cc sidevalve 4 cylinder engine. Austin's were considered as being quality family cars, therefore leather upholstery and a sliding "sunshine roof" could be found adding a touch of luxury to this medium sized saloon.

Production eventually ceased in 1947 after some 8,600 12HP saloons had left the Longbridge works.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1525ccS4 SV

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
65 mph0 s0 s26 mpg0 bhp 0

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