Monday, 3 January 2011

Choking on a clothes peg - Austin 10

The Austin 10 produced from 1932 to 1947 was a mid range car fitting between the Austin 7 and Austin 12.

Austin kept the chassis low by dipping the chassis frames 2 3/4 inches between the front and rear axles.

Capable of 55 mph and 34 imperial mpg this pre 1934 version, originally registered in Derbyshire, would have cost £168 when new. The clothes peg operating the choke is a not a factory fitted item.

In 1939 the Austin 10 was restyled by Argenrtine Ricardo "Dick" Burzi and 53,000 '10s' were produced during the course of WW2 for use by the UK armed forces. After the war almost all Austin 10s were exported the first exported to the USA in July '45, in September '45 the first cars to be imported into Switzerland after the war were a pair of Austin 10s.

Hope you have enjoyed today's open top edition of 'Gettin' a lil psycho on tyres' and that you'll be up for getting down and dirty with me for some grass track fun tomorrow. Don't forget to come back now !