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1930 Austin 12/4 Heavy Open Road Tourer

0333 344 2329
ID 5108


Sadly for sale due to ill health A true Vintage Austin, Primrose is the upgraded Clifton win full leather, windscreen wipers, dipping headlamps etc. Side screens store behind door cards Primrose spent about 40 years in the care of Lords Cars, a very large chauffeur limousine hire company, hence her livery, still very presentable with pinstripes and cream artillery wheels with white wall tyres. She then moved down to Devon with a new owner, 12/4 collector, and was sold to present owner three years ago. All that needed to be done has been done, the drivers seat laboriously taken apart and restuffed one panel at a time, the fuel supply upgraded with an inline (Austin) fuel pump topping ip the overhauled Autovac and inline filters, ignition rewired, new plugs etc, brakes totally renovated to ‘as new’ performance so now pulls up straight, radiator rebrazed and genuinely no leaks at all, new inner tubes, plus spare. Starts on the button and pulls well with no smoke. Brand new starter motor. The original click and klaxon now work too. The body is very original, but sits square in the chassis, no rattles, squeaks or groans ((apart from driver). Hood in generally good condition, this was Austins first wholly concertined frame, full original side screens in .Primrose has become well known at car shows and rallies in the South Devon area, much photographed and admired. Regularly maintained by local classic car specialists, only for sale as I am no longer able to drive the car. The price is lower than the original £16000 as we are also moving house and will not have adequate garaging