1932 Austin 10 Tourer with Dickey

Make: Austin
Model: 10 Tourer with Dickey
Year: 1932
Registration Number: OD 4937
Chassis Number: G 11547
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt

For those seeking a little more space and refinement than the popular ‘baby’ Seven, Austin offered the Ten from 1932 to 1947. The Ten had a four cylinder side valve engine of 1125cc, driving through a four speed gearbox with synchro-mesh on all but the first gear and the Girling mechanical brakes, arriving in 1936, provided adequate stopping power. Initially, there were just two saloon styles, but the range widened and models such as the Clifton, Cambridge and Lichfield were offered.

This Devonshire barn-find Austin has been in the current ownership for some thirty-five years. It was laid-up in 2005 and was last started and driven on private roads in 2014. The previous owner was apparently an hotelier in Newquay; clearly the Austin 10 has not travelled far, as it also sports a local-to-the-area registration number. Underneath the accumulated grime, the interior and bodywork appears to be in good condition; the hood assembly appears to be serviceable and fittings such as lamps all seem to be original.

Supplied with the motor car are sundry papers, the V5C registration certificate and an Austin Ten Driver’s Club spare parts list.

A rewarding project.