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1945 Austin Sixteen [BS1]

1945 Austin Sixteen [BS1] in Les amants du Tage, Movie, 1955 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Made for: P

1945 Austin Sixteen [BS1]

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sixcyl FR

2011-09-25 23:27

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nzcarnerd NZ

2011-09-26 00:53

Don't recognise the back half but the front in the thumbnail looks like post WW2 Austin 16.

Pierre EN

2016-04-10 15:51

Don't know why this BS1 16 (or 12) headlined as 1938 - Austin still producing York-type 16s then, which I can't see in the picture.
A few 'post-war' 12s were released shortly before the outbreak of war, probably even fewer 16s. Most examples dated from 1946. Both cars were popular as taxis with owner-drivers in late 1940s and '50s.
As another subscriber has commented, can't say exactly which model the depicted car is without lifting its alligator bonnet to see if a sv or ohv engine is revealed.
I don't know the model nomenclature for the 12. Heavy body (I ambulanced one back from Devon in 1973) and with max power of 27 bhp from its 1535cc engine, it must have been a real wheel spinner getting away from the lights.

Pierre EN

2016-04-25 05:55

Fatally attracted to these images, but still can't see the ethereal '38 16. Nearest some eight years younger.

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-04-25 10:25

You won't see it because it isn't there.

There were no 16s until 1945, the 2199cc ohv engine not being available until then, and the version of the 12 engine in the 1939 car produced a few more horsepower, nearer 40. We had a 1947 16 (GTX 299) in the family, sixty odd bhp a lot better than nearly 40. It was replaced by an Armstrong Siddeley Whitley, then a Sapphire, and then the Bentley which is still with me.

-- Last edit: 2016-04-25 10:47:22

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