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1930's Austin 12/6?


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I just bought an Austin pick-up that I believe is a 12/6 between 1932 &1934. It is chassis #17896/6 and car# 6tt-15159/6. It is a 4spd 6cyl with 20" wire wheels. If anyone can help to determine what it is I have I would appreciate it.

Thanks Matt

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It looks too big to be a 12/6 and the 20inch wheels don't sound right. I owned a 12/6 some years ago I think your car is probably a 16hp. I will try and find some photographs of the engine etc for you. The 12/6 had separate ports for each valve, 12 in all.

oldcar

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Attached are two photographs

One of a 1930 wheel 19 inch with a 440 x 19 tire, note that the 12-6 wheels are quite light and are secured by 4 nuts.

The engine in as found condition. the 12 ports are clearly visible. The 12'6 engine had a relatively short (for the period) 70mm stroke.

oldcar

My 12/6 ended up slightly different to how Herbert Austin planned it. After I sold it it went to an enthusiast in England who three or four years later sold it. I believe that it is now in Germany.

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  • 8 months later...

Hi all Austineers

I have now been in touch with Beat Weibel in Switzerland and sent him some photos and history of his Austin 12/6 under construction/restoration here in Australia before it went to England then Austria before going to Switzerland. All quite remarkable..... What a little world we old car people live in.

Bernie J.

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