1933 Austin 10/4 Cabriolet - 80 years in one family 


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1933 Austin 10/4 Cabriolet - 80 years in one family 

Probably the most versatile version of the highly successful Austin 10/4 range was the Cabriolet, which was to appear in 1933 – a year after the 10/4’s launch. This attractive model featured a quality, lined three position hood and offered more comfort and protection from the elements than the traditional Tourer when the hood was folded fully down. The Cabriolet also boasted a lockable luggage boot – something of a rarity on small cars
at that time.
Offered here is a delightful example, which has had just three owners from new and remained in single family ownership for 80 years.

First registered in London on 20th October 1933, it was purchased second-hand by a Mrs Agnes Suhler two years later. Shortly after purchasing the car, Mrs. Suhler moved to Roedean, near Brighton, the car residing in a small timber motor house at her home.

During the years prior to the war, the Austin was used regularly, including at least two trips to Scotland and it was to remain in service throughout the war, being used for voluntary work with the local hospitals. This work was to continue until around 1960.

Mrs. Suhler gave up driving in 1964 and the car passed to her great nephew the following year and the car was to remain in his hands until passing to the present owner eight years ago.
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