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#1 2015-03-16 23:23:53

Julian Conlan

Austin 10


My mother has a fantastic (what we believe to be an Austin 10 two seat convertible roadster) in the shed.

She has owned this vehicle for the last 40 years and it would have only driven 10kms in that time. It still runs great and still has its original rego current!!!!

We believe that the body was produced here in Australia.

Is there a way to confirm where the vehicle may have been built?

The Chassis number is 135003
The engine number is 1G135900
The rego is 27697

Thanks in advance for everybody's help


#2 2015-03-16 23:25:33

julian Conlan

Re: Austin 10

Hi Sorry I didn't mention it was a 1938 model (date on rego paperwork)


#3 2015-03-18 15:45:20

From: Newton Mearns, Glasgow
Registered: 2013-01-04
Posts: 501

Re: Austin 10

Hi Julian,
If the Chassis Number is G135003 and the Engine Number is 1G135900 then the Chassis is likely to have been assembled about the middle of 1937.
Why don't you send us some photos of the car.
Austin do not seem to have marketed any Two Seater Dropheads on the Cambridge chassis. There were standard and de Luxe versions of the Cambridge Four Door Six Light Saloon and the Conway was a Cabriolet version of the Cambridge.
I know of a Fourteen of about the same period with a locally built Australian body and the owner of that car knows of another similarly bodied Fourteen.
Your mother's car is certainly an unusual specimen.
Peter Christie [6515]


#4 2015-03-19 23:12:22

Registered: 2013-01-04
Posts: 241

Re: Austin 10

Hi Julien,
Generally only the car chassis could be imported to Australia in the thirties (due to the trade barriers put up by most countries to protect their local industries) and Aussie companies built the bodies. There are quite a few Holden-bodied Austins in Australia but I do not know who built yours as there were quite a few companies.


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