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1935 Austin 16/6

1935 Austin 16/6 in The Man in the White Suit, Movie, 1951 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1935 Austin 16/6

Position 01:06:52 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


Sunbar UK

2017-08-27 12:04


[Image: austin-1-06-52taxi.jpg]

dsl SX

2017-08-27 12:50

LPH 854 = Surrey, June-Sept 1947. But I think the grille is older - pre-war???

Sunbar UK

2017-08-27 13:12

I guess a pre-war Austin 'Six' about 1936 like this?


1947 is about ten years too late I think.

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-08-28 14:39

The vehicle appears to be a saloon car being used as a taxi, and not a purpose built taxi made in accordance with London Carriage Office regulations. Is it, therefore, correct to describe it as it currently appears?

As to its model identity within the Austin range, it certainly looks like a 1935/6/7 Sixteen Six or Eighteen Six Hertford from what can be seen. If it has pressed steel wheels, it would be an Eighteen Six from 1937. The other concern is the apparent lack of a rear window as seen through the side glass, posing the question "is it a landaulette with the roof open?" S & G make no mention of a Landaulette body being available on this model, just five seat and seven seat saloons.

Another reason to be careful with number plates.

-- Last edit: 2017-08-28 14:44:52

Sunbar UK

2017-08-28 16:20

I hadn't noticed the missing rear window, however it adds to my idea this is not a complete car but possibly a studio 'half-buck' front end? It also looks to me to be missing its front wheel on the passenger side. The taxi never moves in the scene. The conversation with the taxi driver (in the thumbnail picture) could be shot in the studio.

There is no reason for it to be a London cab as the action takes place in a northern mill town (but filmed in Epping Middlesex).

I propose for its listing a 1935 Austin Sixteen Six.

-- Last edit: 2017-08-28 16:31:52

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