1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901
Lot 382
1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet
Registration no. ZV TK274 (see text) Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901
Sold for £35,075 (US$ 57,315) inc. premium

Lot Details
1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901 1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet  Chassis no. 6PL 5154 Engine no. 20901
1928 Austin 20hp Landaulet
Registration no. ZV TK274 (see text)
Chassis no. 6PL 5154
Engine no. 20901

Footnotes

  • General Manager of the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, Herbert Austin set the Birmingham firm on the road to motor manufacture in 1896 when he designed its first automobile, a twin-cylinder tri-car. The first production Wolseley though, was four-wheeled and, like Austin's 1896 prototype, carried its single-cylinder engine horizontally. Wolseley's directors did not share Austin's belief in the horizontal engine's virtues however, and he departed in 1905 to set up his own company at nearby Longbridge. Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, the first Austin cars were powered by conventional inline fours with side valves arranged in 'T-head' fashion.

    During The Great War, Austin manufactured munitions and expanded greatly as a result, employing more than 22,000 workers by the cessation of hostilities in 1918. When civilian production recommenced it was with a single 20hp model, influenced by the six-cylinder Hudson - one of America's most advanced designs - that Herbert Austin has used during the war. Derived from that of the pre-war 20hp model, but enlarged to 3,620cc, the four-cylinder sidevalve engine powered Austin commercials and a tractor as well as its passenger cars. A detachable cylinder head was used and the motor was built in unit with the gearbox, which featured a central change lever. Of 12' 6" wheelbase, the chassis was able to accommodate the largest bodies.

    Although robust and reliable, the 'Twenty' was relatively expensive and in an increasingly difficult economic climate did not sell in sufficient numbers to keep Austin afloat. Restructured following a period in receivership in 1921, the firm abandoned its 'single model' policy, introducing the 12hp and 7hp models that would prove its salvation. The Twenty continued at the top of the range but by the decade's end the old four-cylinder had gone, replaced by a new model built in both 'short' and 'long' chassis variants, both of which were powered by a 3.4-litre six.

    We are advised that this Austin Twenty landaulet was fully restored between 2000 and 2005 by George Fulton, the Vintage Austin Register's representative in Ireland. The car is finished in green with matching interior and fawn roof, and comes equipped with an accessory luggage carrier and trunk. In the current vendor's hands for the last five years, the Austin has been well maintained and is described as in generally very good condition, its engine running well and with all the electrics working. This most imposing motor car is offered with EEC-compliant Irish registration document as well as a UK V5 from when it was previously registered TK 274, a set of cast plates for which are also included along with handbook, parts book and five part-worn tyres with tubes.
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