A original black painted Austin 8 from 1936. It is overall great condition for an almost 90 year old car and still retains its original green interior.
It starts, drives and stops ok but will need some TLC. The previous owner stated that the car was used in the Dad’s Army Movie.
It has had some repairs over the years as is to be expected of a 90 year old car! Original key and lock are all working ok.
Definitely a great fun car to have and drive. Ideal for an RAF, HQ or police reenactment or display group.
Available from Rob in the UK (Near Tewksbury) for £5,999. If you would like to contact Rob, please get in touch via WhatsApp on 07590 801866.
The Austin 8 is a small car produced by the British manufacturer Austin Motor Company from 1939 to 1947. It was introduced as a replacement for the Austin Big 7 and was positioned as a mid-range model in Austin’s lineup.
The Austin 8 was powered by a 0.9-liter inline-four engine that produced 28 horsepower. It had a four-speed manual transmission and could reach a top speed of 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour). The car featured a traditional body-on-frame construction with independent front suspension and a live rear axle. It was available as a four-door saloon, a two-door coupe, and a two-door convertible.
During World War II, production of the Austin 8 was interrupted, and the factory was used to produce military vehicles. After the war, production resumed, and the car was updated with a new grille, dashboard, and trim. However, the Austin 8 faced competition from newer and more modern cars, and production eventually ceased in 1947.
Despite its relatively short production run, the Austin 8 is remembered as a practical and reliable car that was popular with families and small businesses in post-war Britain. Today, it is a collectible classic car that is sought after by enthusiasts for its charming design and historical significance.