1938 Austin Heavy 12/4 Pick Up

Lot: 657

Sold for (£): 17,750
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1938 Austin Heavy 12/4 Pick Up manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Looking as though it has just emerged from a delivery to Downton Abbey...


  • An incredible tale of ownership and dedication comes with this evocative pick up in incredible condition
  • Restored over a period of years since 1994 by its former keeper, this is a piece of automotive history
  • Originally created as one of just six of these pick ups made by apprentices at Longbridge, it was ten years old when finally registered in 1938
  • Assembled from spare parts, these were all almost certainly unique, this one has an engine from 1924 and a chassis from 1927
  • A history file including copies of original bills of sale, buff log books and more accompany this exceptional vehicle
  • Most Heavy 12s were the London taxi of the day, this is a seriously rare opportunity to acquire a great promotional vehicle



Lot Details

Registration: EOA822 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1938 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: Austin Odometer reading (miles): 1
Model: Heavy 12/4 Pick Up MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 54906

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history