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1946 Austin Sixteen [BS1]

1946 Austin Sixteen [BS1] in Po zakonam voennogo vremeni, TV Series, 2015-2019 IMDB Ep. 1.06

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1946 Austin Sixteen [BS1]

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Gamer DE

2019-05-16 14:57

European Ford?

s13a LT

2019-05-16 16:30

Austin 12/16hp?

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-05-16 17:54

Rather odd. It appears to be the Austin, but the sidelights have been moved, the chrome bonnet handle is missing and the car looks too high on its springs. As it’s lhd and I cannot imagine anyone abroad wanting the glacially slow Twelve, let’s call it a Sixteen. No prewar Sixteens, so 1946+. These cars had the same power output as a Standard Vanguard, and while you wouldn’t be catching any Ford Pilots, they were reasonable enough performers in their time.

Gamer DE

2019-05-16 22:17

However did this get into the USSR? Before the war there was a flurry of Western cars on Soviet streets, post WWII not so much.

s13a LT

2019-05-16 22:21

Gamer wrote However did this get into the USSR? Before the war there was a flurry of Western cars on Soviet streets, post WWII not so much.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_convoys_of_World_War_II

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-05-16 22:22

If it went on one of those convoys it must be an Austin Twelve. Perhaps the Russians were in no hurry to go anywhere.

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-05-16 22:56

I am still a bit twitchy about this identification. It does look like an Austin Twelve/Sixteen, the doors are both hinged from the centre post, and the hinges are located at the correct heights, which are difficult to fake, but it just looks odd. Perhaps it’s the ride height and the lhd making it strange.

s13a LT

2019-05-16 23:05

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Looks like a match to me. It's just that the lack of spare parts throughout those years (it could be based on a different or even a custom-made chassis) makes it look slightly unusual.

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-05-17 00:17

We had one in the family, GTX 299 (County Council of Glamorgan, June to Oct 1947), which preceded the two Armstrong Siddeleys and the Bentley which I still have. This must have been early 1950s, but I have this silly memory for such things even though I now struggle with what day of the week it is.

-- Last edit: 2019-05-17 00:20:10

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