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1935 Austin 12/4 Ascot

1935 Austin 12/4 Ascot in Cottage to Let, Movie, 1941 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1935 Austin 12/4 Ascot

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chief tin cloud CH

2007-03-05 12:17

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definitely British. No idea about the make (body even could be custom)

chris40 UK

2007-08-19 18:02

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Austin, 12 or 16 hp. Body is standard, but I'm not sure about the paint job.

Sunbar UK

2007-09-09 17:15

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1931 Austin 12/6 Harley Saloon looks to be right.....

[Image: harleyjr1.3195.jpg]

chris40 UK

2007-09-09 18:00

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chris40 wrote Actually I had this one in mind: even the colour scheme looks right.

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BTW it's an Ascot, not a Harley, if you accept this one.

Sunbar UK

2007-09-09 18:34

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Looks even better :)

The colour scheme appears to be a feature of these Ascots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Austin.ascot.1935.750pix.jpg

Butler James DE

2009-06-27 21:38

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The colour scheme is authentic.

skilleter EN

2010-03-19 14:24

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I owned a six cylinder '16' version of this car, 1966- 73(!) It was light tan for the lower body and dark brown for the upper, with the usual black wings. The outlining of the three side windows and the rear window in the light colour was quite elaborate for a family car costing £240. The red car (Sunbar) is correct except for the black panel below the rear bumper, which should be red. The little doors in the hood side each opened individually, and the boot (trunk) was full of spare wheel. The lid of this compartment when lowered could carry luggage, the number plate and rear lamp assembly swinging round through 90 degrees to remain visible. My 16 could just reach 60mph when new- or 55mph when I 'had a go' with the 32 year old car as a fearless 19 year old driver! It took most of a long day to get there, amidst a cacophony of noise from the roaring engine and with a strange 'see- sawing' motion of the suspension. This was very brave, given the tiny, almost non- existent brakes supplied to all Austins of the time.

-- Last edit: 2010-03-19 14:32:26

Butler James DE

2012-01-29 15:03

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I disagree! (about Sunbar's Wiki-link.) The apron under the rear bumper on the Ascots was always black, as is the apron linking the front wings. The colour scheme of the car is correct. Only the lining is missing (on most Ascots), this was quite elaborate, two thin lines. You can just about see them on this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/austin7nut/5068616005/

Butler James DE

2012-02-06 18:33

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oops.
An apology neccessary. I was 99% sure but for some reason started having doubts. Talked to some people who should know and finally able to check on a car in original condition - the panel at the back should be in body colour!
Sorry about that...

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-06 19:14

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It's easy to fall into all kinds of traps with early to mid thirties Austins as there were usually two or three body styles and two or three engines available to fit on each chassis when you got to the Twelve and upwards. There were also coachbuilt models, even on the Seven and Ten, Swallow bodies with the pen-nib paint job for the Seven,and bodies by Flewitt and Arthur Mulliner, to name but two, on the Ten. The closed 1935 12/4 had a painted radiator shell, but the open ones could still be had with the old chrome ribbon, and there were 4 and 6 cylinder engines with roughly similar capacities and outputs.

Leonard Lord, (later Lord Lambourn, since, as he said, Lord Lord would be bl--dy stupid), put a stop to it all with the 1939 range,with more or less one engine and a choice of 2 or 4 door saloons or a tourer for the smaller models and four doors only for the Twelve and post war Sixteen. All factory bodied Austins pre 1938 as they left the factory had black mudguards, aprons and running boards, as per Sir Herbert's instructions.

-- Last edit: 2012-02-06 20:03:59

Butler James DE

2012-02-20 00:15

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Talking of radiators, similar with the Seven. If you bought a van it still had the old open radiator although the Ruby (with cowl) was already well established. The light 12/4 - 12/6 saloon already had the painted cowl in 1934.

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