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Just wondering if anyone here has any photos of an Austin 10 woody,we had one when I was a young boy and my photos of it seem to have got lost,if I recall it was a 1938 model with the rounder body coloured radiator cowl rather than the flat earlier one,I still have the Pitman`s Motorist Library book,The Book of the Austin Ten printed by Staton Abbey,so it would be nice to have a couple of pics to keep with the book for posterity,Regards,
I have never seen a pre-war Austin 10 woody. There is an 18 in the Club which is pictured on the website - probably in one of the National Rally Reports (Past Events). There is also a member with a post-war FX3 based woody which is between the two in size.
Sorry unable to help with a pic.
Thanks Peter,I think I`ll have to have another root about in the loft,see if I can find them,if I do I`ll post them here if I can.
There was an Austin Twelve 'Woodie' officially referred to as a Shooting Brake, introduced in 1938. It was a truly spartan affair compared to the BW1 Austin Sixteen Brake that my father had in 1948.
The 1938 car had a bench front seat and what looks like two pairs of occasional folding seats in the back. There was no curvature in the framing apart from the fabric covered roof and it looked very utilitarian in the interior.
I will look out the illustrations in the Austin leaflet and try to post them if they are of interest.
As far as I am aware there was no factory produced Ten Estate Car before the war and the A40 Estates were simply vans with windows. The earliest listed were actually Martin Walter van conversions, but the later ones were produced at Longbridge.
Peter C.  (I expect you'll have to open these in a new tab)
If you let me have your email address, I could send you scans of the Austin leaflet, I think your Ten was probably a Twelve.
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I got some 30`s Austin shooting brakes up online and the one we had looked the same as an 1947 Austin 16/6 shooting brake I found online when I googled Austin shooting brakes,but ours only had the 4 pot engine.
The pre-war Austin shooting brake was, as far as I am aware, only produced for a short time between 1938 -'39; it was only available on the Twelve or Fourteen chassis, apparently a few were made to special order on the Eighteen Ambulance chassis. I have never seen any reference to a Ten Shooting Brake.
The post-war Sixteen had a Shooting Brake variant BW1 of which 500 were produced bodied by Papworth Industries, who may well have built the pre-war Brake bodies. When the A70 Hampshire was introduced about 900 BW2 Shooting Brakes were again bodied by Papworth and when the A70 Hereford followed about 1500 BW3 Shooting Brakes were again bodied by Papworth.
The BS1 Sixteen had a four cylinder 2199cc engine that developed 68 bhp I think from memory at 3800 rpm. More or less the same engine was used on Sixteens, Hampshires and Herefords. A version of it was also used in the original Austin Healey Hundred.
Peter C.