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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
I would love to go wander around this field in Alberta (although maybe after Spring arrives). Among many old cars is this Austin. Can anyone tell me if this is an 8, or a 10 (and what the difference is, if it's anything other than engine displacement)? This would make great yard art at my farm!
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/lethbridge/project-cars-taking-offers/1408492211?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true



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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
Your right. Not visually very much difference between the two. And 900cc versus the 1200 cc for the comparison between the 8 and 10.

I can’t find my copy of “Making Cars at Longbridge” for any real details or my manuals for these two cars. I’ve got some books packed away so must be in with those manuals.

I suspect in typical Austin form...that there are a few carry over parts between the two. Let’s suffice to say that the spares for these cars and not substantial. One cannot just go shopping at “Moss Motors” for parts.

The info I could find shows that the “8” has a longer body than the 10 however the wheel base is longer for the 10.

Contrary to usual thinking-you’d think that the 10 would be the larger platform according to the model number. But it’s really not. Except for wheelbase...

The Alberta car I’m going to take a guess that it’s a 10 as I don’t know if the 8 was imported in any numbers. The 10 had its first imports into North America in 1945! In the post war years.

Austin 8 was produced until the A30 replaced it for the small car range. (produced until 1948)

Wheelbase: 88”
Length 149”
Width 56”

Austin 10. Was produced until 1947 and replaced by the A40

Wheelbase 94 inches
Length 139
Width 55 in

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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
See my other post. But I was only referring to post war 10’s and not these prewar ones which are slightly different.

In reply to # 3874072 by 10kpharo Brock, is there any difference between the Austin 8 and the 10, other than engine size?

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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
An Austin A35 in Texas being parted out. (big back window...so definitely not a 1952 as noted in ad) $1250 OBO

The body looks really solid but looks stripped out already and someone has done a dance on the roof.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Austin-A30-Austin-A35-used-parts-made-by-the-British-Motor-Corporation/183596155908?hash=item2abf2f0404:g:~n0AAOSwNepcG7i4:rk:76:pf:0

Appears to have a Jag MKIX and a Spridget or MGB in the background as well.


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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Here's a couple of sad, 'project' Austins in the Northeast. Both are said to be 1969 models. One is on Long Island, NY, for $750. The other is in York, PA, for $1,200. Not very hopeful either of these will ever see the open road again.
https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/middle-island-69-austin-america/6791802546.html
https://york.craigslist.org/cto/d/east-berlin-1969-austin-american-project/6784573529.html



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Out in Medford, Oregon is this lovely 1957 Metropolitan, which the seller claims is a 'beautiful survivor'. These are nice looking cars. But, no offense, I can think of other British cars I would rather put my $17,000 towards.
https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/d/medford-1957-austin-nash-metropolitan/6774172188.html



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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
1936 Austin Ruby.

This one is a star as it was on the set of a Tom Hanks movie in the 80’s. Disney paid $500 for its usage in the movie which is pretty good back 30 yrs ago.

Not much info in the ad and no mention of the reserve.


It’s in Farmington AR.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-Austin-Ruby/173754306450?hash=item2874904f92%3Ag%3ADbYAAOSwYwxcRmHI&LH_ItemCondition=3000%7C1000%7C2500


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david.g.h David Harrison
Stratford upon Avon, UK   GBR
1929 Austin 7
1932 Austin 7 "Cabbage"
1956 MG Magnette ZA
1989 Porsche 944 S2
Rare LHD (Canada ? or did any get exported to the USA?) Pity the VIN no in the description seems like one allocated by a State Department of Transport & not the stamped Chassis number With that the Pre-War A7 club could probably work out its history.

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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
Hi David!

I thought you might post on this one.

At a quick glance, I see at least 4 LHD Ruby’s that have sold in the last 10 years in either Canada or the US. I have no idea if they were special order or if Austin regularly exported here at that time. Post war,yes! As I know that the first “post European” WW2 export to US was July 1945.

http://owlshead.org/auctions/detail/1935-austin-7-ruby

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21153/lot/396/?category=list

http://www.austinsevenfriends.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=1062

And one further in Montreal. I remember this one being in the newspaper as the original owner was only 4 ft tall and had fitted wooden blocks to the pedals.

http://pub25.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2099944454&frmid=5&msgid=991721&cmd=show

I’ll have to watch this one for sure. Some more info from the owner would certainly be nice. Perhaps the owner is more fixated on its “movie” career rather than its automotive prowess...

Brock



In reply to # 3879180 by david.g.h Rare LHD (Canada ? or did any get exported to the USA?) Pity the VIN no in the description seems like one allocated by a State Department of Transport & not the stamped Chassis number With that the Pre-War A7 club could probably work out its history.



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david.g.h David Harrison
Stratford upon Avon, UK   GBR
1929 Austin 7
1932 Austin 7 "Cabbage"
1956 MG Magnette ZA
1989 Porsche 944 S2
Big variations in auction prices achieved ($1100 vs $8525 ) Could be a nice little car....I wonder if it has a period radio!
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longbranch Brock Dittrick
Highland, MI, USA   USA
1963 Austin A60 Cambridge "Big Blue"
Period radio would double its current price...

In reply to # 3879309 by david.g.h Big variations in auction prices achieved ($1100 vs $8525 ) Could be a nice little car....I wonder if it has a period radio!
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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Here's a 1952 Austin Somerset for sale in London, Ontario. It's sellers like this that drive me mad. One photo, absolutely minimalist description, and of course, no asking price. Unless you consider 'not expensive' an asking price.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/london/1952-austin-somerset/1410982855?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true&fbclid=IwAR0-pz5EdbG2IrqjSaVsMQCznY3kZJLqfsoacMSrDajTxNMfo0GRuKQ3VxU



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Here's a 1966 Austin 1100, out in British Columbia. Seller says he also has a parts car that goes with it. Even with the parts car, $3,000 is way too much (in my humble opinion). $1,000 Cdn for the pair?
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/kamloops/austin-1100-1966/1410144426?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true&fbclid=IwAR26XQvpnKXSjC_GkSrkoq9lEhJviBs4wefp_Vb4rgV8OE4hPgPbR-xFjHU



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10kpharo Gold Member Julian L
Windsor Lodge, West Coast of New York, USA   USA
1955 Austin A30 Van
2007 Ford F-150 Pickup "Clifford The Big Red Truck"
Well, here's what many of you are hoping for - a 1971 America, manual transmission, on the East Coast of the US (Hilton Head, South Carolina). Bad news (for some) is that the car is partially disassembled. Wonder if the seller got in over his head, or the rust is worse than described. Asking price of $2,000.
https://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/cto/d/hilton-head-island-1971-austin-america/6798250014.html



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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Blue "parts" Car"
1999 Subaru Legacy "Daily Driver"
Saw this on the local craigslist today, Not sure if anyone would be interested but here it is.
https://blacksburg.craigslist.org/cto/d/belspring-american-austin/6805208900.html



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