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1928 Austin 12/4 Landaulette

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

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Built by Mann Egerton of Norwich, one of only four Laundelettes built on the 12/4 chassis.
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  • Along with the little Seven, the Twelve was to prove Austin's saviour in the 1920s
  • Powered by a five-bearing, magneto ignition-equipped, side-valve four displacing 1,861cc
  • With 27bhp at 2000rpm, the Austin will cruise at 40-45mph and return 26mpg
  • Landaulette body (small Landau) featuring an opening rear passenger canopy
  • Painstaking restoration some years ago with the emphasis on originality and patina
  • Remarkably only 3 owners from new. Retains both original registration VG 731 and buff logbook
  • Amazing provenance and believed only four built. Surely unrepeatable

 

 

Year of manufacture:
1928
Make:
Austin
Chassis number:
44244483
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1.8
Body colour:
Ruby
MOT Expiry:
Tuesday 29 September 2020
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
VG 731
Model:
12/4 Landaulette
Engine number:
42774L
Interior colour:
Brown
Odometer Reading:
9656
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Not warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

106 / 135

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Remarks

Built by Mann Egerton of Norwich, a company whose bodies were always of the very highest quality and certainly a match for those of the best London coachbuilders. Good overall condition with slight damage to a small section of the leather roof lining.

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The interior was re-trimmed throughout in leather at the time of the restoration. Good overall condition.

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Five-bearing, magneto ignition-equipped, side-valve four displacing 1,861cc and producing 27bhp at a lowly 2,000rpm.

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Still retains its original registration number, original buff logbook, and all original handbooks. Also on file are numerous bills and photographs detailing a painstaking restoration around 10/11 years ago.

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