Austin 1934

Seven - discontinued
Ten - discontinued
Light Twelve-Four - discontinued
Light Twelve-Six - discontinued
Sixteen - discontinued
Eighteen - discontinued
Twenty - discontinued
Seven - new model in July
Ten - new model
Sixteen - new model
Eighteen - new model
Twenty - new model in August
Light Twelve-Four - new model
Light Twelve-Six - new model

Great Britain


October '33

October '33 advert.
 

Seven

  wb: 81 in.
(2057 mm)
4 cyl.
7474.5 cc
7.8 HP
 
  Saloon de luxe    
  Saloon fixed head    
  Four-Seater    
  Two-Seater    
65 Sports    

 

A four-speed gearbox was introduced in 1932 and in 1933 synchromesh was added to third and top ratios extending to second gear in 1934.

Austin Seven Model B9 Saloon with sliding roof costs £128. This was one of the last "upright" Sevens. New models with sloping radiator cowl and modernized bodywork were introduced in July (Ruby).
 

Seven model '35

wb: 6 ft 9 in 4 cyl. sv
747.5 cc
12 bhp
7.8 HP
 
Ruby Saloon  
Ruby Fixed Head Saloon  
Pearl Cabriolet  
Open Road Tourer  
Opal Two-Seater  
Nippy Sports Two-Seater  

 

Cars Of 1935
Austin Programme Improvements and Prices

Taking first the Seven, for over 12 years the baby of the Austin range and the car which has probably popularized motoring more than any other, there is an entirely new model known as the Ruby four-seater saloon, which is priced at £120, or as the Ruby fixed head saloon at £112.
With this new body and fresh radiator design the Seven is transformed in appearance. The radiator proper is protected by a neat grill, and the cowling is cellulosed to match the body finish. With a moderate rake and a forward mounting position, the new design merges smoothly into the relatively long bonnet, from which the body lines sweep rearwards. The curves blend with the back-swept rear panel which encloses the spare wheel.
An important new feature included to suit this body is the dropped chassis with special side member. The result is that the floor level is lower than formerly by 5in., and, of course, the car is more stable, while it has been possible to fit a new type of door with light yet strong window framing. The width of the doors, with the low floor, which is without foot-wells makes the rear seats much easier to reach than before.
Other interesting new features of the Ruby saloon are the easily adjustable front seats, flush-fitting direction indicators, a disappearing luggage carrier, bigger tyres of 4in. by 17in., and the battery and tools under the bonnet. There are large, separately adjustable louvres in the scuttle, and the rear windows can be opened vertically at the back to give additional ventilation. The de-luxe equipment includes hide upholstery, sliding roof and single-bar bumpers.
Another noteworthy model is the Pearl which is planned on similar lines to the saloon but is a cabriolet, in which the folding head has full and half opening positions. This car is priced at £128. It has flush fitting direction indicators, and the same type of quarter windows as on the saloon are included, an unusual refinement for a small cabriolet. These cars have a needle-bearing propeller shaft, and improvements include a new instrument panel with concealed lighting.
The 2-seater, now called the Opal, is the same as before. It costs £100. The open 4-seater, £108, has, however the new frontal design.

August '34

Seven Ruby
 

Ten

wb: 93 in.
(2362 mm)
4 cyl.
1125 cc
20 bhp
9.9 HP
4 cyl.
1125 cc
30 bhp
9.9 HP
 
Saloon de luxe   -  
Saloon fixed head   -  
Cabriolet   -  
Four-Seater   -  
Two-Seater   -  
Tourer - Sports  

 

Austin Ten-Four Model GRA, had not changed much since its introduction in 1932. Detail improvements includes a cross-braced frame, synchromesh on third and top gears, electric fuel gauge and trafficator switch on steering column. The 1125-cc (63.5 x 89 mm) engine produce 20 bhp (30 bhp in Sports model). Prices range from £158 to £215. There are six body styles to choose from, including an attractive Cabriolet at £178. In the autumn there was some styling changes, with the radiator surround in body colour and sloping slightly backwards. The Saloon model is now called the 'Lichfield' with its protruding boot which house the spare wheel. In September 1934 the following were now available: Colwyn Cabriolet - £178, Lichfield Saloon - £172, Lichfield Fixed Head Saloon - £158, Open Road Tourer - £152, Clifton 2-seater - £152, Ripley Sports Tourer - £215, 6-8 cwt Van - £148.

10/4 Saloon

10/4 De Luxe Saloon
 

Ten model '35

  wb: 93 in.
(2362 mm)
4 cyl.
1125 cc
20 bhp
9.9 HP
4 cyl.
1125 cc
30 bhp
9.9 HP
 
Lichfield Saloon £172   -  
Lichfield Fixed Head Saloon £158   -  
Clifton Two-seater £152   -  
Colwyn Cabriolet £178   -  
Open Road Tourer £152   -  
Ripley Sports Tourer £215    
  6-8 cwt Van £148   -  

 


10/4 Tourer model '35
Cars Of 1935
Austin Programme Improvements and Prices

During the past season the sales of the Austin Ten Four are stated to have been 36 per cent. in advance of those for the previous 12 months, and over 50,000 Ten Fours have now been delivered. With the exception of the Sports Tourer the whole range of these models have the new radiator described above (Seven Ruby). There is a new saloon known as the Lichfield, which sells at £172 10s., or as a fixed head saloon at £158. The back of the body ends in a rounded panel, which encloses the spare wheel and drops to form a luggage platform. The de-luxe fittings include a sliding roof, hide upholstery, flush fitting direction indicators, and single bar bumpers, while automatic return of the direction indicators and a foot worked dip switch are included. Here there are compensated voltage control, dual screen wipers, thermostatic cooling, as well as the new headlamps, and so forth. The Open Road Tourer and the Clifton two-seater each sell at £152, while the Colwyn cabriolet is priced at £178.
August '34
 

Twelve

    4 cyl.
1535 cc
11.9 HP
6 cyl.
1496 cc
13.9 HP
6 cyl.
1711 cc
 
Ascot Saloon de luxe   - new model
Harley Saloon    
  Saloon fixed head      
  Four-Seater      
  Two-Seater      
  Sports Tourer      
Greyhound Sports Saloon      
Kempton Sports       - new model?
Newbury Sports       - new model?

 


12-6 Sports Saloon
Austin Light Twelve Model HT, has four-cylinder side valve engine of 1535-cc (69.3 x 89 mm) capacity, rated at 11.9 HP. Gearbox is four-speed with synchromesh on third and top, wheelbase 8 ft 10 in, tyres 4.75-19. Tourer sold at £172 10s. Other body styles, selling at up to £218, are available.

Light 12 Tourer

12-6 Ascot Saloon

12-6 Greyhound Sports Saloon
 

Twelve model '35

           
           

 

Cars Of 1935
Austin Programme Improvements and Prices

In addition to synchromesh for second as well as third and fourth speeds, and the various control and fitment improvements, the latest Light Twelves have the new front, which includes deeply domed and valanced wings. The Light Twelve-Four sells either as a two-seater or open tourer at £172 10s., while the Ascot saloon is £218 or the fixed head saloon £198. The Light Twelve-Six can be had with a 13.9 or 15.9 h.p. 6-cylinder engine, and here prices run from £200 for the open cars to £235 for the Ascot saloon, apart from the sports models.
August '34
 

Sixteen and Eighteen

           
           

 

 

Sixteen and Eighteen models '35

           
           

 


Eighteen York Saloon model '35
Cars Of 1935
Austin Programme Improvements and Prices

The Sixteen and Eighteen range has proved popular in the last 12 months, as is evidenced by the fact that sales are 83 per cent. in advance of those for the previous year. A new saloon is the York, which has the new radiator and the improved wings and fairings, which are well shown oft on a chassis of this wheelbase. The de-luxe specification provides much refinement, and occasional seats are available at little extra cost, so that seven persons can travel in the car. The York saloon is priced at £328, while the same body, with a fixed head, a division, and an electric telephone, is known as the Chalfont, and costs £338. The Hertford five-seater saloon is similar to the York, but has a shorter wheelbase. It costs £318. The Westminster, Carlton, Iver, with division, are being retained, while there are the two Berkeley saloons, and prices vary from £275 to £325. All models of the Sixteen and Eighteen are available with the Hayes transmission at extra cost.
August '34
 

Twenty

  wb: 6 cyl.
3397 cc
57 bhp
23.4 HP
 
Whitehall 120 in. (3048 mm)    
Ranelagh 127 in. (3226 mm)    

 


Twenty Ranelagh
Austin Twenty is available in two versions, the Whitehall five-seater and the Ranelagh seven-seater. Wheelbase is 10 ft and 11 ft 4 in respectively, prices are £51 5 and £595. Both are powered by a 3-4-litre side-valve Six of 57.5 bhp, rated at 23.4 HP.
 

Twenty model '35

  wb: 6 cyl.
3400 cc
57 bhp
23.4 HP
 
Ranelagh 120 in. (3048 mm)    
Mayfair 127 in. (3226 mm)    

 

Cars Of 1935
Austin Programme Improvements and Prices

The biggest of the Austin range is the 23.5 h.p. Twenty, which as the Mayfair limousine or landaulette costs £650 or as the Ranelagh limousine or landaulette £595. The Mayfair models follow the new lines, and a special feature is the spare wheel compartment, enclosed by a shapely rear panel which can be dropped to form a luggage platform. Modern lines have been aimed at without detracting from head and leg room and general comfort. The frame of the Twenty chassis is dropped and cross-braced, and the propeller-shaft with needle-bearing universal joints, the additional synchromesh engagement, and simplified controls are included.
August '34
 

Taxi

           
           

 

 

           
           

 

Races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 16-17.06.1934 Le Mans 24 Hours 1 1 0 54 Metchim / Masters Seven (746 cc) fail.

Austin Seven 746 cc (Charles Metchim / Cecil H. Masters) at Le Mans.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
20-26.01.1934 Rallye Monte Carlo 2 ? 1 73 Bergan / Larsen   50th