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Old 11th December 2007, 22:53   #1
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Saw this Yesterday, it's a late 40's model, i think
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Out of curiousity, how much is he expecting for the Austin? It looks to be in decent enough shape.
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Who said this car is for sale???
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Who said this car is for sale???
Oops, sorry. I somehow remember reading that it was! Apologies.
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this one is an absolute beauty!!!if im right it is a 1932 model....but the monogram on the grill seems to be missing!!!
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this one is an absolute beauty!!!if im right it is a 1932 model....but the monogram on the grill seems to be missing!!!
They were introduced in the mid 30s, and soldierd on till 46-7 I believe.

Here are a couple of brochure scans from 39 and 46.

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I have a 1946 Model AUSTIN 10 (see my profile pic). The car was bought in Mangalore in 1946 by my Dad. I have the original brochure as well as the Invoice of the dealer in Mangalore (Rao & Rao) for Rs. 7000/-

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I have a 1946 Model AUSTIN 10 (see my profile pic). The car was bought in Mangalore in 1946 by my Dad. I have the original brochure as well as the Invoice of the dealer in Mangalore (Rao & Rao) for Rs. 7000/-

R Jagadish jagadish2005@gmail.com
R.Jagadish,I was really impressed with the original looks your car offers. Its a masterpiece, I can truly say.The monograms are original.But for the wheel caps (are they missing?) the car has all its original goodies in place. Even the petrol tank cap is original.I do not find that much work has to be done on this car to make it roadworthy.
As for me I would have never, never sold this car, which has been with the family for 64 plus years. If possible do not under any circumstances sell the car.Its a masterpiece I repeat.
The seats and the upholstery used to be of leather.I believe these are not in good shape. They can be reconditioned and the engine purred back to life.
If you give permission I can post the pictures of your car on your behalf, on this thread for fellow members to see and appreciate !
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Yes Dr Anjan - you can post these pictures so that everyone can have an idea. The hub caps are available and kept in the dicky. They are a bit dull but can be buffed back to shine. The front logo fitted on the bonnet was damaged by a garage guy in Chennai. I may be able to get this in an old car spares shop in Bangalore.
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R.Jagadish,I was really impressed with the original looks your car offers. Its a masterpiece, I can truly say.The monograms are original.But for the wheel caps (are they missing?) the car has all its original goodies in place. Even the petrol tank cap is original.I do not find that much work has to be done on this car to make it roadworthy.
As for me I would have never, never sold this car, which has been with the family for 64 plus years. If possible do not under any circumstances sell the car.Its a masterpiece I repeat.
The seats and the upholstery used to be of leather.I believe these are not in good shape. They can be reconditioned and the engine purred back to life.
If you give permission I can post the pictures of your car on your behalf, on this thread for fellow members to see and appreciate !
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Thanks Jagadish Sir for the permission.However would request you to please send pictures of the car's interiors and dash too.
Here are the pictures of this very original Austin 10.The headlamp lenses, parking lights and the original monogram thereon can all be seen.

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Hi Juggy,

My first words to you on you e-mail was. " Please DONOT sell the car for whatever reason."

Enough and more dealers will come offering you a price, but its value superseeds all that. Its better not to repent later.

Hold on to it, as i have mentioned, i shall be of any assistance in getting the car roadworthy. And as Anjan sir has mentioned, it costs less than your present day car to get this car running. Its not as complicated as you are thinking.

I have provided you the number for flatbed service, to transport the car. Use them, its safe.

However i shall meet you the coming monday, lets discuss the rest there.
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Hi Juggy,

My first words to you on you e-mail was. " Please DONOT sell the car for whatever reason."

Enough and more dealers will come offering you a price, but its value superseeds all that. Its better not to repent later.

Hold on to it, as i have mentioned, i shall be of any assistance in getting the car roadworthy. And as Anjan sir has mentioned, it costs less than your present day car to get this car running. Its not as complicated as you are thinking.

I have provided you the number for flatbed service, to transport the car. Use them, its safe.

However i shall meet you the coming monday, lets discuss the rest there.
Thanks a lot Pavan. The car is one of a kind considering the ones you get to see today. You have vindicated my stand. I am sure Jagadish will review his decision and do as told by you.
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More pictures of the 1946 Austin 10 sent by the owner.The car is very original with many of its parts intact as can be seen. The Austin has since been shifted to his flat.
The owner mailed me and in his words:
"As I told you, the dashboard has to be repainted as the original wood finish was spoilt by one of the painters in Chennai. The hole which you see is for the clock which was also removed for some repair and the guy did not return it. The last two photos were taken in 1990."

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More pictures of the 1946 Austin 10 sent by the owner.The car is very original with many of its parts intact as can be seen. The Austin has since been shifted to his flat.
The last two photos were taken in 1990."
I hope its not just me but the "last 2" photos both seem one and the same....'couldnt spot out any differences despite trying!
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I hope its not just me but the "last 2" photos both seem one and the same....'couldnt spot out any differences despite trying!
Thats an oversight. Actually this is the last picture and among the two Mr Ramaswami clicked in 1990.
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